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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Enter The Void: 20 Years Of Sunn O)))’s ∅∅ Void

Sunn O)))’s first proper LP finds the drone metal duo at their most pure, and most accessible. “Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Grey Gardens (1975) movie review

In honour of Mother’s Day, we look at the Bouvier – Beales, an eccentric-but-lovable pair of East Coast bluebloods, in 1975’s Grey Gardens.  The Beales – Edith “Big Edie” Ewing … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Waffle (2020)

A psycho-obsessive ‘best friend’ and a spoiled socialite/orphaned heiress aren’t the only thing that’s genuinely terrifying about Waffle, Carlyn Hudson‘s wonderfully twisted short film from this year’s SXSW film festival. … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex Live At Crystal Ballroom, 9.29.2019; Portland, Or. concert review

The timeless interior of the Crystal Ballroom took on a cozy, romantic air with Cigarettes After Sex’s spellingbinding modern take on romantic rock ‘n roll. Writing for The Guardian;, author … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vinyl Of The Week: I Am A Vowel – IO 12″ review

Technoid trance meets dubby dread on IO from Belgium’s I AM A VOWEL Writing in 1975 on the then-contemporary resurgence of interest in traditional trance music, the New York Times … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment

Lifestyles For Apocalyptic Youth: Drvg Cvltvre – Nobody Cares Forever (New York Haunted) review

On his newest long-player for the dependable New York Haunted label, Vincent Koreman, the prolific madman behind Drvg Cvltvre subverts lifestyle branding with subversive snippets of soundbytes, with a battery … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding Pleasure In Restraint: Merzbow – Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 review

Yes, we may chafe at restrictions, but Masami Akita, aka Merzbow‘s, Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 not only suggests we can find happiness in slavery, but even enlightenment. Noise … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow  and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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