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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Mask of Satan – Underneath the Mire album review

Second album from Finland’s Mask of Satan blends Old School Thrash with death metal precision and a doomy pall on Underneath the Mire. It’s hard not to interpret Finland’s Mask … Continue reading

July 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Triwave Pagoda (Elevator Bath) album review

The old meets the new; the sacred meets the profane on Triwave Pagoda, an excellent new noise cassette from Merzbow on Elevator Bath. Masami Akita‘s love for junk is no … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Scandal (Room40, 2021)

A trio of lost recordings from 1992 to 1995 flies in the face of the idea that Merzbow is overly-prolific.  If you’ve ever read any reviews of Merzbow, or any … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arca – Madre album review

Arca ditches the dread, leans into the digital sublime on Madre. Arca’s earliest music is the soundtrack of digital anxiety – sounds converted to shrapnel, endlessly whizzing past yr ears … Continue reading

January 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Mukomodulator album review

Two tracks of raw, unfiltered harsh noise from the master Masami Akita, recorded live at a gallery in Tokyo in November 2020. For noise fans, we’ve heard the same tired … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: The Witches Of Hollywood Salem Horror Festival movie review

The Witches Of Hollywood is a short but essential documentary on witches in cinema, analyzing 80 years of horror movies through a feminist and psychoanalytic lens! It’s as entertaining as … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nochexxx – SNAKE LIES COILED/GAIN FUNCTION (Transcranial) album review

Nochexxx returns with more punk rave and radiophonic club music on Snake Lies Coiled/Gaint Of Function Let’s face it… formulaic electronic music is boring as sin, devoid of personality and … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best Dark Ambient Albums Of February 2020

February is an interesting month. For much of the Northern Hemisphere, yr still frozen solid, hibernating away from the cold and the ice and the howling winds, praying for the … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Sounds From Underground: NCHX – B-O-M album review (Plastic Horse)

A compendium of underground electronics, Nochexxx’s fifth LP is a tube journey through acid, techno, electroacoustics, radiophonics, IDM, and bass music. B-O-M opens with the sound of a tube station, … Continue reading

December 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment

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