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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

Nightports W/ Betamax album review

Leeds-based sound experiment Nightport show how much can be done within the confines of a very simple premise on their second album, this time sculpted in conjunction with The Comet … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Best Dark Ambient Albums of March 2020

The streets are all empty. We are all living in quarantine. We are essentially living inside of a Dark Ambient album now. Now is the perfect time to listen to … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Arrias-Davies-Ullén – Crystalline album review

Crystalline is a group improvisation rooted in tradition yet flowering into new, strange, and unexpected shapes.  “New music” – that strange amalgam of classical, free jazz, and improvisation – requires … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best Dark Ambient Albums Of February 2020

February is an interesting month. For much of the Northern Hemisphere, yr still frozen solid, hibernating away from the cold and the ice and the howling winds, praying for the … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · 1 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

Tortoise & Tenon: Tortoise & RJD2 @ Soul’d Out Music Festival; 4.20.2017; McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Or.

Chicago’s Tortoise elevated an at-capacity crowd with their minimalist post-everything rock ‘n roll for the second night of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The mortise and tenon joint has been … Continue reading

April 24, 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

Pole – Wald

Stefan Betke enters the forest on Wald, his first album under his infamous Pole moniker in 8 years, with surprising results. Electronic music, historically. is not known for looking backwards. … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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