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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Door Open at 8 a.m. (Alien8, 1999)

Make a jazz noise here Although many claim for hip-hop or various kinds of electronic music to be the spiritual successors to jazz, especially the more far-flung variants like free … Continue reading

May 25, 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

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Mukomodulator album review

Two tracks of raw, unfiltered harsh noise from the master Masami Akita, recorded live at a gallery in Tokyo in November 2020. For noise fans, we’ve heard the same tired … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · 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

Cut Hands – Festival Of The Dead (Blackest Ever Black)

glimpses from the land of the dead visions of serene and timeless joy Festival Of The Dead is the 3rd long-player from William Bennett’s afronoise project, Cut Hands. Festival finds … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anjou – Anjou (Kranky)

The movement from guitars to synthesizers has been an interesting one. It seems to indicate the resurgence of futurism, even if it is retroactive one. Or maybe the new age … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laica – ID Situation (Phatic Musk)

If Burial‘s Untrue was the psychic ghost life of London, circa 1994 through 2001, ID Situation could be seen as the soundtrack to everything that has happened since. Untrue was … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vatican Shadow – Remember Your Black Day

Label: Hopsital Productions Release Date: 10.29.13 Sounds Like: The bones of techno, re-animated by a white noise pulse demon from 1978. For Fans Of: Regis, Silent Servant, Muslimgauze, Cut Hands, … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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