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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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

Pastoral Electronics + Proto Ambiance: Bogquake – The Bogquake Tapes (Harmonic Union Music)

drifting organs + dusted riddims from the haunted hinterlands between trvth + fiction. In 1973, after drifting about the western marshland of Hookland County in one of the wilder parts … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

EMS & Jeph Nor – Live At Volt Divers

Two mainstays of the Portland synth underground – EMS & Jeph Nor – explore the limits of modular synthesis on Live At Volt Divers, recorded on a freakishly nice Saturday … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Expanding Slowcore: Low – Ones And Sixes

Duluth, MN’s Low return with possibly the most consistent album of their Sub Pop era, while still innovating and pushing forward. Apart from My Bloody Valentine, perhaps no band has … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Eaton Flowers – American Abstraction (SDM-024)

Portland avant-guitarist William Hardy takes us on a journey through the U.S.’ collective subconscious on American Abstraction. Yr about to embark out into the outlying spaces, and there is where … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hawthonn – Hawthonn

Step between the Hawthorn rows; follow the fox to a garden of shadows. See for yourself the fields of summer, the copper moon. Follow the wisps through deadening bogs, dig … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 1 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

Soundtracks Of Our Lifestyles: Heathered Pearl – Body Complex (Ghostly International) review

Featureless white plastic columns in an Ionic style; “a stunningly bleak, uncharted landscape of man-made cement and artificial foliage.” the air smells of soap and perfume. A soundtrack for architectural … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Once More, Autumn – Once More, Autumn

Once More, Autumn is the spectral debut from the St. Paul, Minnesota duo of Evan Walton and Brady Lorenzen. It is a bare, sparse, slight record, shivering and eye-blinking in … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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