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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Grime Time: Wolf Eyes – Undertow album review

On Wolf Eyes’ first album of original material in 2 years, Undertow, the infamous Detroit noise trio return with a meditation on timelessness, filth, uncertainty, identity, leather jackets, flesh, and … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

Lovecraftian Futurism: New Leaders Of The Eldritch Noise – The Art Of Eldritch Noise

“There in the narrow hall, outside the bolted door with the covered keyhole, I often heard sounds which filled me with an indefinable dread—the dread of vague wonder and brooding … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dark Ambient Classics: :zoviet*France: – Eostre (Red Rhino, 1984)

:zoviet*France’s 5th Lp is like a hymn to the rising sun, from some alien dimension. Atonal feedback, unintelligible chanting, scraping static and dismembered zithers form a strange ritual that is … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 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

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

Music For Dark Skies & Ominous Portents: April Larson – Undergrounding In A Storm (Arell)

Louisiana’s April Larson delivers 20 minutes of graceful, sparking anti-gravity drones for the mail art imprint Arell. I. Storm Tower I wasn’t sure if I’d done it intentionally, not even … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cassio Figueiredo – Dias

Have you ever encountered a poorly encoded 128K mp3? The kind that sounds like some decade old Real Media Player file, or maybe a rip of some old ragtime 78s? … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hair Club – Hair Club EP

There is a tendency, with technology, to overthink things, to overcomplicate, to get bogged down in details, and never finish anything. This is entirely at odds with the immediacy of … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Various Artists – My Goddess Has A Crazy Bush (ArteTetra Collective)

Noise Is An Attitude There was a time, maybe ten to fifteen years ago, when you got an album with the cryptic noise moniker affixed to it, you knew what … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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