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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Tape Tuesday: Field Lines Cartographer – Formic Kingdom (Woodford Halse) album review

Lancaster’s Field Line Cartographer revives 70s progressive electronics for a concept album about giant ants on his first outing for the essential Woodford Halse cassette label. Ah, the 70s – … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cosmic Jazz For The Age Of Spiritual Machines: Cloud Diameter – Cloud Diameter 2 tape review

Getachew Mekuria + John Coltrane + Count Zero = Cloud Diameters 2  “The story of evolution unfolds with increasing levels of abstraction.” RAY KURZWEIL, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · 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

Vinyl Of The Week: Problems That Fix Themselves – Which Is Worse (Already Dead Tapes And Records)

Chicago/Brooklyn electronic noise duo Problems That Fix Themselves make a strong argument for noise still being relevant, on this 2014 gem on the always essential Already Dead Tapes And Records. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Melancholic Meditative Minimalism of Alessandro Cortini’s Risveglio

  There is a particular kind of machine trance that comes from listening to sequencer-based music. It’s a hypnotic psychedelia in the arthouse minimalist tradition – a lead solder vein … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Horrorscores: Xunholm – Asleep In The Shattered Mirror (Skrot Up)

There she is, the woman of yr dreams, all silken coal hair and cherry sucking lips. You almost can’t believe she wasn’t standing there a moment ago. The incantation worked! … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Poetics Of Space: Alessandro Cortini – Sonno (Hospital Productions)

A sense of place is becoming increasingly important in these disassociated times, as is lovingly illustrated in Boomkat‘s exceptional 14tracks compilation Psychoacoustic Cartography. These seems to be true of every … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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