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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Occult Electronics: Ataraxia – The Unexlained: Electronic Musical Impressions Of The Occult

Magickal modular synths and deep space adventure from The Wozard Of Iz, Mort Garson. It’s surprising that more musicians haven’t turned to electronic instruments to evoke the occult, particularly modular … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Horrorscores: Cthulhu by Cryo Chamber Collaborators (Cryo Chamber)

“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

John Chantler – Still Light, Outside

The sound of the pipe organ seems to inherently evoke a feeling of awe in the presence of the sublime along with images of the vastness of eternity, thanks to … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries (Thrill Jockey)

Portland’s Eternal Tapestry blend the pastoral and the technological, on their first ever double-LP, for psych juggernauts Thrill Jockey. For their newest, sprawling soundwork for Chicago’s Thrill Jockey, Eternal Tapestry … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

Virtual Forest – Unconscious Cognition Is The Processing Of Perception (Yerevan Tapes)

You step out onto the holodeck, heavy boots resonating on sheet metal, even though it looks like you’re walking through grass and weeds. There is a moment of cognitive dissonance, … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chonyid – 5

On their 5th transmission, members of Bong, The Psychogeographical Commission, and Joseph Curwen rend the veil, transcending the human, seeking the absolute. “Infinite space, deep within weightlessness, exists a silent … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lee Noble – Darker Half (Black Moss)

shadows & light Darker Half by drone poet Lee Noble is a wordless meditation on the complex and contradictory emotions the autumn summons. Sometimes sweet & yearning, dark and menacing, … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age

reclaiming nostalgia It would be all too easy to lump Bing & Ruth‘s second LP with the retrofuturistic “longing for a future that never happened” of Leyland Kirby’s Sadly, The … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Black Mountain Transmitter – Black Goat Of The Woods

ia! ia! shub-niggurath Black Goat Of The Woods is a 35 minute peramble of rustic dark ambiance from Belfast-based musician JR Moore, who plies creepy drones under the name Black … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

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