ALBUM REVIEW: Insect Ark – The Vanishing

For over eight years, Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin created heavy, eerie soundscapes as Brooklyn-based duo Insect Ark. When this fragmented last year, with a new album and US tour in the pipeline, leading force Schechter found herself in a tight corner until a serendipitous union with former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson enabled the renewed probability of both. Tour almost complete, it’s time for the fourth album The Vanishing (Profound Lore Records) to hit the airwaves and Patterson’s influence, together with a more intense writing process, sees the band’s sound throb with added weight.Continue reading

Insect Ark Shares New Single and Album Teaser, New Album On The Way

Avant-garde duo Insect Ark has returned with a new lineup, new single and newly completed album. The Vanishing is due for release on February 28th via Profound Lore Records. You can stream the new song ‘Tectonic’ now! Insect Ark now consists of founder Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex SubRosa). The band opened for Oranssi Pazuzu on tour recently. The group has been mining challenging musical soundscapes that traverse gene definitions since their releases Portal / Well (2015) and Marrow Hymns (2018). Jam out to ‘Tectonic’ and watch the new album teaser right now! Continue reading