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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ola Nordal Great massive sound
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'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 completed just before the addition of Ashley Spungin on drums (January 2015).


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 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.

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