Origin: Brooklyn, New York, USA  
Genres: Instrumental, Eclectic Metal
Page online: May 3, 2020
Last update/review: September 24, 2021

Insect Ark

The wonderfully-named Insect Ark hails from Salt Lake City and is founded by multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter, initially as a purely one-woman act but now expanded to a duo with a drummer along for the ride. The style here (as heard on 2018's Marrow Hymns) is experimental instrumental drone-doom with a liberal use of slide guitar, which pretty much puts Insect Ark on their own plane, as there are few bands that can even be listed as vague soundalikes. Typical of the drone genre, there's little in the way of conventional song structures and rhythms, but plenty of pyschedelic atmosphere and sparse soundscapes, and the way the slide guitar bends and weaves is mesmerizing.

Recent album: Future Fossils, released on September 24, 2021.

Current Members

Dana Schechter

guitars/bass

Andy Patterson

drums (ex-SubRosa)

Former Members/Guests

Ashley Spungin

drums/keyboards



Discography


Long Arms  
2013



Portal/Well  
2015
  1. Portal/Well
  2. The Collector
  3. Lowlands
  4. Octavia
  5. Crater Lake
  6. Taalith
  7. Parallel Twin
  8. Low Moon
  • Dana Schechter



Marrow Hymns  
2018 Profound Lore
  1. Thelema
  2. Arp 9
  3. In the Nest
  4. Skin Walker
  5. Slow Ray
  6. Sea Harps
  7. Tarnish
  8. Windless
  9. Daath
  • Dana Schechter
  • Ashley Spungin



The Vanishing  
2020
  1. Tectonic
  2. Three Gates
  3. Philae
  4. Danube
  5. Swollen Sun
  6. The Vanishing
  • Dana Schechter
  • Andy Patterson



Future Fossils  EP
2021
  1. Oral Thrush
  2. Gypsum Blade
  3. Anopsian Volta
  4. Gravitrons




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