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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Post Punk Classics: Joy Division – Closer (1980) album review

On the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, we step inside Joy Division’s sepulchural sophomore album, Closer.  Closer is often cited as an early influence on goth. While its true … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Plague Week: Paul D. Miller – Viral Sonata album review

Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid – pushes the sampler to its ultimate musique concrete potential on Viral Sonata, the first post-Human “hardcore hip-hop album with … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

England’s Dreaming: Craven Faults – Erratics & Uncomformities (The Leaf Label)

On Erratics & Unconformities, enigmatic British synth outfit Craven Faults departs the industrial ruins of Northern England for wilder climes.  To say that Britain has been undergoing a ferocious transition … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Unheimlich Pop: The Sone Institute – Where Moth and Rust Consume (Front & Follow)

On his first album in six years, Roman Bezdyk drags ’90s electronica into the moth-eaten world of Hauntology. Hauntology has expanded far beyond the confines of experimental electronic music from the … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Aodron review (Automation Records)

Imagine: You are watching The Wizard Of Oz synched up with the Dark Side Of The Moon alternate soundtrack. When the EMS Synthesizer’s cyclonic sequencer of “On The Run” syncs … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vinyl Of The Week: Occurrence – The Past Will Live Forever review

Heaven Patrick Phillips It will be the past and we’ll live there together. Not as it was to live but as it was remembered. It will be the past We’ll … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Embodied Electronics: Body Shame – You Look So Under Fed (SdmPdx)

it’s okay to have a body. In the April 2016 edition of Nylon Magazine, in an article titled “Body Talk”, artist Molly Soda speaks of when she first became self-conscious of her … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Post-Black Metal Techno Hip-Hop? Yes, Please!

3 exquisite pay-what-you-want EPs from shadowy producer Akrylyk may be the truest reflection of Portland’s layered, nuanced culture yet. People love to say what Portland is – “The City Of … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Into The Anti-Matter: The Blasted Bass Music Of Roly Porter – Third Star (Tri Angle)

Electronic music has always been linked to modes of transportation. From Kraftwerk’s evocations of the futuristic Audobahn, to their just as fastidious take on the Tour De France on Tour … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Daniel Ruane – Arrhythmia (The Silent Howl)

emerge from the dust and gloom into a landscape of scintillating, living light on Daniel Ruane‘s Arrythmia. Technology is usually perceived as cold, sterile, while its acolytes are stereotyped as … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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