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Portal​/​Well

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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 completed just before the addition of Ashley Spungin on drums (January 2015).

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 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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