A Journal Of The Dark Arts

King Dude – Fear

triangle in the circle. RIYL: Chelsea Wolfe, Danzig, Death In June, Munly, Hank Williams, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Swans, The Cramps, Mazzy Star, Jesus & Mary Chain On Fear, the … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Drcarlsonalbion – La Strega And The Cunning Man In The Smoke

What do the Pacific Northwest, the American desert and British megaliths have in common? Not much, if yr a very literal-minded person, prone to lurk around the surface of things. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Broken Deer – Polaraura

It was a means of grounding — connecting to the unspoken stories in that particular place. So, in short, I think the aesthetic tie in my art is the process, … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Portland’s Scared Crow

File Under: Field Recordings From The Future As we’ve been discussing all week, if yr a modern music devotee, chances are you hear a great deal of hyperclean, sterile digital … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Folk Week: Faint Wild Light – Faint Wild Light

File Under: [folk] Check out ‘Firmament’, the third track off of Faint Wild Light‘s delicate, homespun self-titled LP, released in September of last year on the mighty Digitalis. So we … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Folk Week: Blind Willie Johnson In Deep Space

This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Folklore Tapes – Chthonic Cities

File Under: Underground//Rising Folk music has always been strongly associated with a sense of place – whether that be the hillbilly music of Appalachia, or the Delta Blues of the … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Sun Kil Moon – Benji

File Under: Mutant Talking Blues I’m not sure if irony is necessarily the appropriate literary device to explain the widespread attention and devotion being heaped upon the newest album from … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Folk Week: Marissa Nadler – July

File Under: Spectral Folk What does July, the 6th record from Boston-based sorceress Marissa Nadler, have to do with black metal, drone, avant techno, horror soundtracks and Raymond Carver? Find … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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