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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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

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

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