“…phenomenal, psychedelic instru-metal…” — Metal Injection
Metal Injection is currently streaming The Vanishing from INSECT ARK, the instrumental psychedelic doom duo featuring founder Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex-SubRosa). The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, February 28th via Profound Lore.
Engineered by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Krallice, Behold The Arctopus), The Vanishing serves as INSECT ARK‘s third and most harrowing record to date. The interplay between the bass, lap steel guitar, synths, and drums represent a strong and defiant collection of songs that demand your exclusive attention forcefully. It’s heavier, darker, and denser than anything INSECT ARK has ever done, without losing any of the writing characteristics that have become synonymous with their personality like the persistent coating of eerie psychedelia, the alien feel of their melodies, or the ominous dread they often innately exhale.
Fade into INSECT ARK’sThe Vanishing, now playing at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.
INSECT ARK will play a special double record release show TONIGHT February 26th with their comrades in NYC avant/experimental outfit Gnaw, who are preparing to release their new EP Barking Orders. Sponsored by Gimme Radio, the special performance will take place at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Additional support is being provided by This Is Where, the collaborative project of Algis Kizys, Norman Westberg, and Lynn Wright (members of Swans, The Wiremen, and Bee And Flower). The following week, INSECT ARK will kick off a tour through Europe and the UK with additional North American and European tour dates will be announced in the Fall.See all confirmed dates below.
2/26/2020 The Vanishing Record Release Show @ Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, This Is Where3/06/2020 Fuzz – Athens, GR
3/10/2020 Cafe Central – Brussels, BE
3/11/2020 The Lanes – Bristol, UK
3/12/2020 Electrowerkz – London, UK
3/14/2020 Mutabor, Rabitza Spring – Moscow, RU
3/16/2020 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
3/18/2020 MTC – Cologne, DE
3/20/2020 Gaswerk – Winterhur, CH
3/22/2020 Kulturak – Bratislava, SL
3/23/2020 Klubnova – Prague, CZ3/24/2020 Katofonia – Katowice, PL
3/25/2020 Chmury – Warsaw, PL
3/26/2020 DK Luksus – Wroclaw, PL
A New York City-based multi-instrumentalist known for her collaborations with Swans (for whom she is now part of the main touring lineup), Angels Of Light, Gnaw, Zeal & Ardor, Wrekmeister Harmonies, and Årabrot, as well as her own projects Bee And Flower and Gifthorse, Dana Schechter is now joined by former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson, also known for his bands DØNE, the Otolith, INVADRS, and as owner/operator of Salt Lake City recording studio The Boar’s Nest. This partnership appears to have completely nailed the true essence of INSECT ARK. After a quick first meeting, within a period of two short months, Schechter and Patterson finished preparing all the new songs for The Vanishing, preceded by a full North American tour with Oranssi Pazuzu to get the new songs up to speed.
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