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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · 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 · Leave a 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

Vinyl Of The Week: Logan Lynn – Adieu review

A synthy Indie Pop “jazz hands mental crisis” from Portland‘s Logan Lynn on Adieu, Lynn’s eighth LP . Both the record sleeve and the LP decals for Adieu feature a super … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

See Matmos Perform Live With Their Washing Machine At Holocene; 12.7.16

A lot of cutting edge electronic music is confined to the studio space. From beastly, behemoth modular rigs to full-size synths that weigh as much as a Sherman Tank, and … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 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

Every Night Is Saturday Night: Deafheaven, The Blood Royale, and Diesto; Northwest Hest Fest Day 3 Review

“Fuck it, let’s party – it’s Saturday Night! Oh, who am I kidding; every night is Saturday night. We’re gonna need beer, whiskey, weed, coke… let’s do this!” Tim Corken … Continue reading

September 27, 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

Ghostly Folk: Holy Sons – Fall Of Man (Thrill Jockey)

Grails’/Om/Lilacs & Wine‘s Emil Amos returns with a ghostly post-apocalyptic folksy dub classic rock AM gold record on Fall Of Man, his second for indie/psych/post-rock juggernauts Thrill Jockey! Everybody needs … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries (Thrill Jockey)

Portland’s Eternal Tapestry blend the pastoral and the technological, on their first ever double-LP, for psych juggernauts Thrill Jockey. For their newest, sprawling soundwork for Chicago’s Thrill Jockey, Eternal Tapestry … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

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