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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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

England’s Dreaming: Craven Faults – Erratics & Uncomformities (The Leaf Label)

On Erratics & Unconformities, enigmatic British synth outfit Craven Faults departs the industrial ruins of Northern England for wilder climes.  To say that Britain has been undergoing a ferocious transition … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Aqua Necromancer (Alien8, 1998)

Disruptive Rhythm Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. – Yehudi … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow  and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 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

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

Sister/Body – Lucifer Efekt (Tesla Tapes)

Do the words ‘post-noise’ or ‘ritual grooves’ heat yr blood? Read on… Lucifer Efekt is the most recent installment on what is fast becoming one of our favorite imprints, Gnod’s … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 2 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

For The Sake Of The Song: SBTRKT, The Hare & The Moon + Phantom Love

   Now that the madness of the holidays and the push of the year-end best of lists are behind us, we can resume simply ENJOYING music again, to let it … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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