INSECT ARK’s music evokes visions of dripping and lurching horror films, outer space travel, and gritty noir textures, using delay-drenched lap steel guitar, distorted bass & synths, and acoustic and electronic drums, creating a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold. Currently on their 10th release, Insect Ark is raw, ominous, desolate, and fearlessly unique. The music transports listeners who are willing to surrender to sonic oblivion, by stretching towards the outer realms of the avant-metal, psych doom, experimental and heavy-music worlds.
Originally from the USA and now based in Berlin, Germany, INSECT ARK is the brainchild of bassist/lap steel guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Dana Schechter (SWANS, Angels of Light, Zeal & Ardor) joined since 2021 by drummer/percussionist Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Blind Idiot God, Azonic).
“A sickening descent to a hallucinogenic abyss...desolate, ambient dread, desert-like sceneries and heavy riffs, slithers and moves in circular motifs” – Pop Matters, 2020
“Schechter’s vaporous atmospheres suspend themselves in the air around the listener. The music pulses and breathes” – Wire, 2021
“Angular and creepy and mystical in all the right ways…instills that anxious discomfort which, counterintuitively, translates into an enjoyable but tense listen” – Invisible Oranges - Feb 2020
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