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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow & Lawrence English – Eternal Stalker (Dais Records) album review

Two titans of noise music take us on a guided tour through a postindustrial purgatory on this essential collaboration for Los Angeles’ Dais Records Imagine finding yourself wandering through some … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow & Arcane Device – Merzbow & Arcane Device (Important Records) abum review

Two titans of ambient noise come together to show what’s possible with the genre on this new collab for Important Records Remix albums offer an opportunity to both showcase the … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Production Unit Xero – Nexus Points (Mirror Zone) album review

On Nexus Points, his first for Dutch label Mirror Zone, Portland’s Production Unit Xero finds the sweet spot between ambient, dark ambient, and minimal techno. Electronic music can be a … Continue reading

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Markus Guentner – Extropy (A Strangely Isolated Place) album review

Markus Guentner rounds out his ambient science fiction trilogy for A Strangely Isolated Place with a dose of much-needed optimism on Extropy. Imagine, if you will… you are in a … Continue reading

September 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Techno Tuesday: Illuvia – Iridescence Of Clouds (A Strangely Isolated Place) album review

Illuvia’s Iridescence Of Clouds for the increasingly essential A Strangely Isolated Place is a gorgeous slice of ambient drum ‘n bass worldbuilding. Yr hovership descends, swooping in on a rose … Continue reading

February 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ambient Classics: Tangerine Dream – Aachen January 21, 1981 album review

On this classic ambient album, Tangerine Dream motor confidently into a new year with a new lineup, eschewing space ambient for a tighter, more song-focused prog ambient. Ah, the early … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

9 Noteworthy Dark Ambient Albums Of November 2020

This dreadful year is creeping towards its close. It’s a strange time… the holidays are still approaching while much of the world is still hibernating in bunkers, waiting for a … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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