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Portal​/​Well

by Insect Ark

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Bill Boethius
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Bill Boethius One of the most original things I've heard.
Great sense of drama.
I like the way everything is rooted in the bass. Tremendous compositions, fine attention to detail and atmosphere.
Sekator
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Sekator Slow, gloomy, doomy and sludge-y...but without any metal elements (in case you're wondering). The main player is the pulsating bass guitar, upon which there are ominous layers of ambient guitars, synths, experimental sounds.

I admit it took me a few listens to get into it. This is an album that requires a bit more attention from the listener. There is definitely a lot of original ideas here from a band firmly set on their own path.
Tolujin
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Tolujin Moody, entrancing instrumental rock. Reminds me strangely of Luminous Darkness, the first album by Cyclobe (Stephen Thrower, ex-Coil) -- it has a similar horror soundtrack vibe but this is warmer and more organic, in fact it's sometimes hard to believe it's a one-person project and not group improvisation. The perfect soundtrack for driving lost on a rainy night. Favorite track: Octavia.
Ola Nordal
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Ola Nordal Great massive sound
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about

'Portal/Well' is the deeply melodic, dense, austere & wildly unhinged debut album from Insect Ark. Written, performed & recorded by Dana Schechter (Angels Of Light / Bee And Flower) in complete solitude, in her Brooklyn studio.

'Portal/Well' finds its voice in the haunting groans of the lap steel guitar, the stalking bass, the insistent drum programming & the deep oscillations of synthesisers.

'Portal/Well' was written and recorded by Dana Schechter, and is Insect Ark's first (solo) full-length.

credits

released June 8, 2015

All music written, performed & recorded by Dana Schechter at Picasso Machinery, Brooklyn NY
All tracks mixed by Ethan Donaldson except 'Low Moon', mixed by Richard Beggs
Mastered by Douglas Henderson
Egg diorama by Nicole M Boitos Hayworth
Photography by Simple Box Construction
Layout & composite by Dana Schechter

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Insect Ark Brooklyn, New York

INSECT ARK is an instrumental experimental cinematic doom band, led by Dana Schechter (bass, lap steel, electronics). October 2019, Andy Patterson joined the band on drums + electronics.

live band photo: Chad Kelco www.chadkelco.com


Band contact: insectark@gmail.com

Management and Booking:
Nikos Giagkoudakis
ngiagoudakis@yahoo.com

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