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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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

Like A Lazy River: Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun (Warp)

On his newest LP for Warp Records, Mark Pritchard gently drifts through every electronic music genre of the last 2 decades like a lazy river. At his height, prolific Australian … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Valley Of Gwangi (1969)

It’s cowboys vs. dinosaurs in the Forbidden Valley in the under-appreciated Ray Harryhausen dino-pic! When i was little, my Mom would occasionally let me stay from church on certain Sundays, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 3 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

Into The Anti-Matter: The Blasted Bass Music Of Roly Porter – Third Star (Tri Angle)

Electronic music has always been linked to modes of transportation. From Kraftwerk’s evocations of the futuristic Audobahn, to their just as fastidious take on the Tour De France on Tour … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Various Artists – An Electrical Storm (Aetheric Records)

Aetheric Records’ stunning new compilation is a perfect storm of drone, lovely ambiance, and harsh noise, in honor of Delia Derbyshire’s classic White Noise project. A storm can have many … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Occult Electronics: Ataraxia – The Unexlained: Electronic Musical Impressions Of The Occult

Magickal modular synths and deep space adventure from The Wozard Of Iz, Mort Garson. It’s surprising that more musicians haven’t turned to electronic instruments to evoke the occult, particularly modular … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Melancholic Meditative Minimalism of Alessandro Cortini’s Risveglio

  There is a particular kind of machine trance that comes from listening to sequencer-based music. It’s a hypnotic psychedelia in the arthouse minimalist tradition – a lead solder vein … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tod Dockstader – Electronic vol. 2 (Mordant Music)

On Feb. 27th, we lost two legends of science fiction. The first, obviously, and most nototoriously, was the passing of Leonard Nimoy, as Spock headed for the Final Frontier. The … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brokenkites – Days Of Distant Stars

Music For Light Travelers While soundtracks for movies that have never existed is not entirely an unprecedented position in the annals of electronic music, Days Of Distant Stars, from the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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