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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow & Arcane Device – Merzbow & Arcane Device (Important Records) abum review

Two titans of ambient noise come together to show what’s possible with the genre on this new collab for Important Records Remix albums offer an opportunity to both showcase the … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Rainbow Electronics II (Dexter’s Cigar, 1996) album review

Merzbow returns to his Dada roots on Rainbow Electronics II from 1996. The idea of making definitive noise albums seems a bit nonsensical. After all, this is a genre that … Continue reading

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Remblandt Assemblage (Merzbox Disc 3, 1981) album review

One of Merzbow’s earliest recordings nods to the theoretical underpinnings of the project as well as his earliest improv techniques. Speaking on the influence of pioneering German Dada artist Kurt … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Plague Week: Paul D. Miller – Viral Sonata album review

Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid – pushes the sampler to its ultimate musique concrete potential on Viral Sonata, the first post-Human “hardcore hip-hop album with … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dark Ambient Classics: :zoviet*France: – Eostre (Red Rhino, 1984)

:zoviet*France’s 5th Lp is like a hymn to the rising sun, from some alien dimension. Atonal feedback, unintelligible chanting, scraping static and dismembered zithers form a strange ritual that is … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Hiss Tracts – Shortwave Nights

static. drift. drone. road movies. isolated nights. from members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire To Flames and Growing. It’s been a big last 18 months for Constellation Records, … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Into The Audient Void mix, in support of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon

This weekend is the 19th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon, here in Portland. To mark the occasion, to get in the mood and spread the madness to … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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