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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

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Remblandt Assemblage (Merzbox Disc 3, 1981) album review

One of Merzbow’s earliest recordings nods to the theoretical underpinnings of the project as well as his earliest improv techniques. Speaking on the influence of pioneering German Dada artist Kurt … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Subterranean Homesick Blues: Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones

In which our hero abandons his barfly beatnik persona to become the carnival barker of the damned, the poet laureate of sailors on shore leaves, of amputees and blacksmiths and … Continue reading

October 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Celebrate The Autumnal Equinox With Dessicant’s Autumn Mix #1: Mabon

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a 55-minute mixtape/soundscape by dessicant! The Fall is finally upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere. The leaves are losing their emerald mantle, exchanging the … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lovecraftian Futurism: New Leaders Of The Eldritch Noise – The Art Of Eldritch Noise

“There in the narrow hall, outside the bolted door with the covered keyhole, I often heard sounds which filled me with an indefinable dread—the dread of vague wonder and brooding … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ambient Classics: Celer – Discourses Of The Withered (2008, 2012 reissue, Infraction)

75 minutes of ethereal, drifting ambient drone, Discourses For The Withered introduced the essential (than) husband-and-wife duo of Celer to a wider audience. Perfect for staring out the window, full … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hawthonn – Hawthonn

Step between the Hawthorn rows; follow the fox to a garden of shadows. See for yourself the fields of summer, the copper moon. Follow the wisps through deadening bogs, dig … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rapoon – Cultural Forgeries (Alrealon Musique)

Cultural Forgeries is a pagan festival, held in Miles Davis’ Sanctuary. Cultural Forgeries is an ethnographic trawl through the vision inducing music of the world. Cultural Forgeries is an unplugged … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

CHXFX – Guided Busways/Undercroft (Polytechnic Youth)

Electronic music seems to inherently conjure images of the speculative and the sci-fi. Whether it’s because classic sci-fi filmmakers took to the electronic instruments early, as a way to evoke … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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