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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Altin Gün Live at Revolution Hall; Portland, Or. 4.14.22 Concert Review

Amsterdam’s Altin Gün transformed SE Portland’s Revolutionary Hall into a dusty Turkish bazaar on a wet, chilly Thursday night to a sold-out crowd, reminding us why live music is so … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Red 2 Eyes album review

Red 2 Eyes is an early exploration with the EMS Synthi but its as noisy as you please. When you hear the phrase “modular synth,” you might think of clean, … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ryan Garbes – Tabbed View (Moon Glyph) album review

On his first solo album in 7 years, Wet Hair/Raccoo-oo -oon noisemonger Ryan Garbes returns with his most immediate, vibrant album to date. As part of some of the most … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

31 Days Of Horror: Viy (1967) horror movie review

Russia’s first horror movie, based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, is an exquisite example of psychotronic Folk Horror! If you’re reading this via some form of digital device, … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Alchemical Americana: Califone – Roots and Crowns (Thrill Jockey)

For their fourth proper full-length, Califone update their scrapmetal Harry Smith alchemical Americana with a bit of exotica, sparkle, and sheen.  Califone are, to quote Grand Funk Railroad, an American … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Masque of the Red Death (1964) starring Vincent Price, dir. Roger Corman

  Roger Corman’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death may be one of the most decadent, sadistic, Satanic films ever laid to celluloid.  Classic horror … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

11 Must-Hear Albums; January 25, 2019

Another week, another batch of outstanding, killer releases from every disparate genre. As usual, we’ve gone through the listings and picked out some of our favorite albums of January 25, … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Virginia Wing – Ecstatic Arrow (Fire Records) album review

Virginia Wing emerge from the fog on Ecstatic Arrow, revealing keen songwriting chops and a sturdy, unflagging heart. Here’s our Virginia Wing Ecstatic Arrow album review. When we last met … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Future Disguises – Alma Mystic Society (Reverb Worship)

Alma Mystic Society is a dense fever dream of a tapestry of a record; a blend of adventurous post-rock and disorienting sound collage. You will be transported. Imagine: it is … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catching Up With 2014: Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe (Bird Records)

Jane Weaver creates a cosmic motorik folk concept record, based on a banned Andrzej Żuławski film, on her most ambitious and well-realized album to date. Jane Weaver is a lynchpin … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

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