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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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 · Leave a comment

Happy Solstice! Hermione Harvestman – SOLIS : A Sonic Solstice Ritual for Winter Witches & Third Speaker in the Locus Tempus (1979)

Warm Synths For A Long, Cold, Dark Night When you think of midwinter rites and rituals, you likely think of yule logs, ancient hymns, spiced eggnog, holly, ivy, fairy lights. … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sounds From Outside: Tape Loop Orchestra – The Invisibles (Other Ideas)

“We fear the abyss called death because of a lack of imagination. Give up your death! Other dimensions exist beyond this material world, and the people there are shining a … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vinyl Of The Week: Problems That Fix Themselves – Which Is Worse (Already Dead Tapes And Records)

Chicago/Brooklyn electronic noise duo Problems That Fix Themselves make a strong argument for noise still being relevant, on this 2014 gem on the always essential Already Dead Tapes And Records. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Isobel Ccircle~ – The House In Harbour Park (Auditory Field Theory)

Are you familiar with the method of loci mnemonic device for public speaking, where the speaker places the pertinent points of interest around a mental construct of their home? This … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brokenkites – Days Of Distant Stars

Music For Light Travelers While soundtracks for movies that have never existed is not entirely an unprecedented position in the annals of electronic music, Days Of Distant Stars, from the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pye Corner Audio & Not Waving – Intercepts (Ecstatic Recordings)

Welcome to the shady, paranoid world of spy rings. Pye Corner Audio have been largely responsible for (or maybe just pointing out) the trajectory of Hauntology 2.0 (3.0? 4.7?), expanding … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daniel Baker – Man To Man Bacon Swapping

There’s a new batch of releases out on Hand Loom Lament, our favourite purveyors of Budget Dole Noise. First to fall under our knife is from Daniel Baker, which is … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peder Mannerfelt – Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis Industries)

Lines Describing Circles, by Peder Mannerfelt, is less an album made of songs than a giant cosmic factory, full of beautiful, if deadly, machines. If there is one thing that … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Noise Agency – Otic

No matter what genre a band seems to be working in, these days, the blending of live instruments and electronics seems to be the name of the game, as well … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

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