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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

The Cat And The Canary (1927) movie review with live pipe organ accompaniment at the Hollywood Theatre

  The air was thick with adrenalized expectation as Dean Lemire stomped the pipe organ’s bass pedals, conjuring a wall of velvet-smooth sub-bass, as a wind-blown pipe organ sounded for … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Medium: Huerco S. – Untitled/Boomkat Edition vinyl review (Opal Tapes)

Huerco S. reaches for the stars, exploring pre-Colombian architecture, the nature of Memory, and artefacts on this early work for Opal Tapes. We learned the ache of empty rooms And … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Virginia Wing – Ecstatic Arrow (Fire Records) album review

Virginia Wing emerge from the fog on Ecstatic Arrow, revealing keen songwriting chops and a sturdy, unflagging heart. Here’s our Virginia Wing Ecstatic Arrow album review. When we last met … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mark Harris – The Angry Child (n5mD)

On Generative Music, Atemporality, and the Death Of The Hero’s Journey   Once upon a time, cultural artifacts were perceived as a result of linear causality. “Where do you get … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

This Is Vaporjazz: Marcin R. Malinowski – Tales From The Dawn Of Millennium and Boogie Napasak album review

In many ways, Vaporwave and jazz are like two ships passing in the night. Jazz started out as a voice of the disenfranchised and powerless only to become a set … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

SoCal Gothic & The NEW American Dream: Hxxs – Valley Fever album review

With Valley Fever, Bakersfield, CA’s Hxxs dream of a new world, conjuring it into being with beat-ific communions and synthetic sanctified calls to arms. If America is the land where … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tortoise & Tenon: Tortoise & RJD2 @ Soul’d Out Music Festival; 4.20.2017; McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Or.

Chicago’s Tortoise elevated an at-capacity crowd with their minimalist post-everything rock ‘n roll for the second night of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The mortise and tenon joint has been … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Play For Today: Inca Maps – That Wasn’t Easy single review

On their second official single, “That Wasn’t Easy”, London’s Inca Maps return with a gorgeous glacial post-dubstep reflection on the death of romance. Relationships are complicated. When we’re in them, … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lifestyles For Apocalyptic Youth: Drvg Cvltvre – Nobody Cares Forever (New York Haunted) review

On his newest long-player for the dependable New York Haunted label, Vincent Koreman, the prolific madman behind Drvg Cvltvre subverts lifestyle branding with subversive snippets of soundbytes, with a battery … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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