A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Folk Week: Blind Willie Johnson In Deep Space

This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Demdike Stare – Post Collapse mixtape

  Bricolage vs. Pastiche Demdike Stare, the enigmatic sonic alchemists Sean Canty and Miles Whitaker exist as a genre unto themselves. They occupy a grey zone of DJing, sampling and … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Experiencing the uncanny.

I found this mp3 on tumblr, a nice BBC Radio 4 Documentary on The Uncanny. As you may or not be aware, i’ve been writing a series of articles for … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

HORRORSCORES: Yves Malone – Abysschoteque

Composer: Yves Malone Title: Abysscoteque Released: bandcamp, 2012 Here is an interesting anomaly, for this week’s edition of HORRORSCORES: a synthesized soundtrack for a film that never was. Although some … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment


   BELIEF A wildly unpopular word, these days. Kids believe in the Easter Bunny. Christians believe in a paradisiacal afterlife, and waste this one. The Buddhists say that Belief is … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Akashic Records

   i recently came upon this article, at The Guardian, in which music journalist Alexis Petridis gives some tips on how to “write the perfect album review” and announces to … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

File Under Futurism

  I’ve been reading a series of articles from Drowned in Sound, about the so-called death of music journalism. I realize i’m rather late into the game, as far as … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

sl00w listening

kind of ironic cuz i’m in a hurry. Just a quick blurb, really, getting more into the realtime. Remove self-consciousness and strike. i’ve been thinking a lot about the singularity, … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Alter: A Shamanic Music Festival; Recess Gallery, 9.15.12

“And at last they summoned a shaman. He arrived in his shaman dress and horned hat, warmed his tambourine over the embers, then shook it hard. He banged it in … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s He Doing In There?

  Journalism’s a funny thing. Its incredibly time-sensitive (if a story does not run within 24 hours of the event, no one cares); it feigns objectivity (just the FACTS, ma’am), … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

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