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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Green Wheels (Self Abuse, 1995) Album Review

Green Wheels is ’90s Merzbow at its purest – 70 minutes of dense, sprawling, relentless noise on unwieldy, cumbersome packaging. Knowing where to start with Masami Akita’s bottomless discography is … Continue reading

March 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow vs Nordvargr – Partikel III (Cold Spring) album review

Two masters of noise, experimental electronics, and dark ambiance come together for a third collaboration, a highlight of both of their monolithic discographies. Merzbow is often at his best when … Continue reading

February 1, 2021 · 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

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

Pharmakon – Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)

body horror I started having ulcers when i was 11, thanks to an overcritical band instructor, cementing in place a lifelong hatred and mistrust of the flesh. There is a … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Various Artists – Bourgeouis Kerb Stomp (Herhalen)

Two sides of tape scuzz, detailing the activities of The Ex-Servicemen, Glasgow’s only dub power trio. I’ve not yet heard The Ex-Servicemen, but judging from what we hear on this … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merzbow – Lop Lop (Rustblade, 2011)

Merzbow could well be the reason that the 66.6 series exists. He has released vast continents of music, in a variety of noise styles, across 3 decades. It is indecipherable … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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