A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Roberto Crippa – Reverse (We Can Elude Control)

Roberto Crippa conjures ominous, foreboding landscapes on his debut for We Can Elude Control. More and more sound artists are using technology to construct otherworldly environments. This is particularly prevalent … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Boris – Noise

On their 20th record, heavenly guitar constellations drift by a city made of clouds, while the earth shakes and a black tsunami rages. A granite cliff emerges from a pink … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Peder Mannerfelt – Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis Industries)

Lines Describing Circles, by Peder Mannerfelt, is less an album made of songs than a giant cosmic factory, full of beautiful, if deadly, machines. If there is one thing that … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

2 Mixtapes: Clams Casino – Instrumental 3 & Lorn – Self Confidence Vol. 3

Mixes are some of our favorite way to consume music. With the endless silveren waterfall of new music coming out every second, it’s nice to have a way to check … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Stranger – Watching Dead Empires In Decay

  Label: Modern Love Release Date: 10.29.13 Riyl: The Caretaker, Raime, The Haxan   Cloak, Lustmord, Brian Eno Leyland Kirby’s music, whether under the guise of The Caretaker or his monolithic … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bardo Pond – Peace On Venus

 Artist: Bardo Pond Release Date: 10.29.13 Label: Fire Records Famed Philly psych/shoegaze behemoths return with their 9th LP, their tighest and most condensed statement yet. Perhaps the Mayan Apocalypse happened … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

rEcaP: The House In The Woods – Bucolica + Bardo Pond – Rise Above It All

welcome to another edition of rEcaP, where we spread the light on noteworthy Extended Players. Longer than singles, not quite albums, they occupy an important interzone that lets artists stretch … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came

Artist: Jesu Label: Avalanche Recordings Release Date: 9.24.13 Justin K. Broadrick returns with his melodic, psychedelic heartbroken solo vessel. There seems to be a myth among the rock ‘n roll … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

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