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We have been stans of Insect Ark for awhile now , the Dana Schechter  (M. Gira’s Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Zeal & Ardor, Gnaw) founded project which expanded to a duo featuring Ashley Spungin (Taurus, Purple Rhinestone Eagle) to enhance a powerful creative drive. If there were animated gifs of them we would retweet them at people to show them we mean business. Anyway, my dorkery aside…the band has an awesome dynamic and their material is killer. Super great news is that Profound Lore will release their newest full length on Feb. 23rd. Entitled Marrow Hymns, it is one of our most anticipated early 2018 must hear records.

Revolver is showcasing the band’s new song “Sea Harps” now right HERE.

Says Schechter, “‘Sea Harps,’ a favorite in our live sets, is loosely based on the Greek myth of the Sirens. Broadcasting an ominous and lonely call into the night, the Sirens’ song was irresistible to all who heard it, luring sailors to an untimely and violent death.”

The latest song has a marvelous dirgy quality and an insanely textural physicality. The atmosphere of the early songs is expanded on this track into an intense whirl of lap steel, bass and repetitive drum patterns, like climbing up a very tall stone staircase in the fog to finally break free and get a wide view for miles and miles of nature surpassing our falling cities ambivalently. The song wins without losing any of the alienation or restless wanderlust that made the old songs so compelling. I can see why it reminds Dana of someone being pulled through a turbulent sea towards the rocks.

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Insect Ark “Portal/Well” vinyl release news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:44 PM (PST)

Insect Ark is one of my favorite experimental outfits. I think founder Dana Schechter is pretty much a musical genius and we were thrilled to run this interview with her about the original release of the album back in 2015.The project  started as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels of Light/Bee and Flower). In January 2015, Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus) joined on drums and electronics and they have been gigging here and there ever since.

Portal/Well is finally available as of a few days ago, with a two color silkscreen on archival grey paper. The vinyl LP is being released by Sleeping Giant Glossolalia Records, artwork updated by Nicole Boitos Hayworth.

Says the band of the new artwork:

Nicole Boitos built the original egg diorama out of a real goose egg for the CD version, (which also featured photos by Simple Box Construction), so it was natural to ask her to illustrate the variation for the LP. The results came out beautifully.

Portal/Well – Vinyl by Insect Ark

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Interview: Insect Ark – Playing with lights in the darkness

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:18 PM (PST)

Insect Ark 2 pc Chris Carlone
I’m probably the last person on earth who can tell you what Insect Ark sounds like. Maybe it’s my mirror of the world, which I see as beautiful and threatening at the same time.- DS

Dana Schechter (Bee & Flower, Angels of Light) has begun a new chapter with her Insect Ark project, a thrilling foray into mysterious and unnerving experimental, doom influenced music. First album Portal/Well is sure to put the goosebumps on the arms of any listener with the cajones or wanderlust and courage to travel along with Schechter on this freaky trip. Unison, Locrian, Swans, Tearist, Rasputina, KK Null, Helen Money, Scorn or The Body fans…anyone with an ear for the uniquely unhinged, needs to check this project out NOW.

Read this exclusive interview BELOW.

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