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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

SoCal Gothic & The NEW American Dream: Hxxs – Valley Fever album review

With Valley Fever, Bakersfield, CA’s Hxxs dream of a new world, conjuring it into being with beat-ific communions and synthetic sanctified calls to arms. If America is the land where … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lifestyles For Apocalyptic Youth: Drvg Cvltvre – Nobody Cares Forever (New York Haunted) review

On his newest long-player for the dependable New York Haunted label, Vincent Koreman, the prolific madman behind Drvg Cvltvre subverts lifestyle branding with subversive snippets of soundbytes, with a battery … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shoegaze Sunday: Landing – Complekt (These Are Not Records, 2016)

THIS IS DREAM PSYCH New Haven, CT’s Landing return with a beguiling mixture of shoegaze, psych rock, dream pop, slowcore, and kosmische for their 10th LP. It’s one of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 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

Vinyl Of The Week: Problems That Fix Themselves – Which Is Worse (Already Dead Tapes And Records)

Chicago/Brooklyn electronic noise duo Problems That Fix Themselves make a strong argument for noise still being relevant, on this 2014 gem on the always essential Already Dead Tapes And Records. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Embodied Electronics: Body Shame – You Look So Under Fed (SdmPdx)

it’s okay to have a body. In the April 2016 edition of Nylon Magazine, in an article titled “Body Talk”, artist Molly Soda speaks of when she first became self-conscious of her … Continue reading

May 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

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

Magickal Gunslingers On The Edge Of Infinity: Teeth Of The Sea – Highly Deadly Black Tarantula

Highly Deadly Black Tarantula is a stripped down, monolithic behemoth of a technoid dystopian ritual psychedelia record, that sounds brave in this Brave New World. Teeth Of The Seas‘ breakthrough … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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