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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Candles In The Virtual Void: Peter Zirbs – What If We Don’t Exist review

½ artful synthpop, ½ neoclassical ambient synth, Peter Zirbs’ first solo record speaks to the promise and potential perils of a virtual existence. A girl stands at an arcade machine, … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too Beautiful To Be Believed: Ian William Craig – Thresholder album review

Vancouver Ambient composer Ian William Craig returns with an album of disembodied sacred choral music exploring the micro-mysteries and boundless space of the Universe. What is mystery, in a world … Continue reading

November 2, 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

Like A Lazy River: Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun (Warp)

On his newest LP for Warp Records, Mark Pritchard gently drifts through every electronic music genre of the last 2 decades like a lazy river. At his height, prolific Australian … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Importance Of Innocent Ears: Ital Tek – Hollowed (Planet Mu)

Brighton’s Ital Tek gets back to basics with a stunning new LP on Planet Mu! Warm/cold. Retro/futuristic. Dubstep. Minimal. Hip-hop. Ambient. Once upon a time, these were all separate offshoots … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Various Artists – An Electrical Storm (Aetheric Records)

Aetheric Records’ stunning new compilation is a perfect storm of drone, lovely ambiance, and harsh noise, in honor of Delia Derbyshire’s classic White Noise project. A storm can have many … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Soundtracks Of Our Lifestyles: Heathered Pearl – Body Complex (Ghostly International) review

Featureless white plastic columns in an Ionic style; “a stunningly bleak, uncharted landscape of man-made cement and artificial foliage.” the air smells of soap and perfume. A soundtrack for architectural … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Second Moon Of Winter – One For Sorrow, Two For Joy (Denovali Records)

  Second Moon Of Winter – One For Sorrow, Two For Joy Format: CD | LP | DIGITAL Release: 16 January 2015 Label Code / Cat. No.: LC-27117 / DEN219 … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Catching Up With 2014: Jon Brooks – 52 (Clay Pipe Music)

The Advisory Circle’s Jon Brooks revisits his grandmum’s house, with this spectral suite of retrophonic synths and concrete melodies. Everybody has a yearning for their childhood, for that feeling of … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

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