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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Opal Tapes August 2019 Batch Review

From deconstructed bass music from Seoul, South Korea to alien hip-hop to subtle noise, Opal Tapes’ newest batch is satisfyingly eclectic and diverse.  It is increasingly uncommon to go to … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Horrorscores: Umberto – Helpless Spectator album review

Helpless Spectator is Umberto’s most beautiful album to date. It’s also his most terrifying. For the last 10 years, Umberto‘s Matt Hill has been revisiting the weird, eerie world of … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Aphex Twin – Houston, TX 12.17.16 review

It’s all hands on the faders and knobs, as Richard D. James, aka the Aphex Twin, turns in a lovely, unusual, anonymous 12″, in honour of his first show on … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Solstice! Hermione Harvestman – SOLIS : A Sonic Solstice Ritual for Winter Witches & Third Speaker in the Locus Tempus (1979)

Warm Synths For A Long, Cold, Dark Night When you think of midwinter rites and rituals, you likely think of yule logs, ancient hymns, spiced eggnog, holly, ivy, fairy lights. … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome Back, Lush! Lush – Blind Spot EP (Edamame)

Shoegaze/Dream Pop legends Lush return with their first new material in 20 years, managing to sound relevant and fresh and timeless, simultaneously. Shoegaze might possibly be the most mistreated musical … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

EMS & Jeph Nor – Live At Volt Divers

Two mainstays of the Portland synth underground – EMS & Jeph Nor – explore the limits of modular synthesis on Live At Volt Divers, recorded on a freakishly nice Saturday … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Model Cities & Haunted Dischoteques, Logotones & Deep Space Drones: In A Moment – Ghost Box 10 Year Anniversary

Ghost Box celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a career-spanning 30-track compilation, reminding us why we need them more than ever. It’s been 11 years since Ghost Box first unleashed their … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Pole – Wald

Stefan Betke enters the forest on Wald, his first album under his infamous Pole moniker in 8 years, with surprising results. Electronic music, historically. is not known for looking backwards. … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eaton Flowers – American Abstraction (SDM-024)

Portland avant-guitarist William Hardy takes us on a journey through the U.S.’ collective subconscious on American Abstraction. Yr about to embark out into the outlying spaces, and there is where … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries (Thrill Jockey)

Portland’s Eternal Tapestry blend the pastoral and the technological, on their first ever double-LP, for psych juggernauts Thrill Jockey. For their newest, sprawling soundwork for Chicago’s Thrill Jockey, Eternal Tapestry … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

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