Marrow Hymns By Dana Schechter
Combining elements of horror-film soundtracks, psychedelic doom metal, and atmospheric noise, NYC/Portland-based instrumental duo Insect Ark is comprised of Dana Schechter (bass, lap steel guitar, synthesizers) and Ashley Spungin (drums, synthesizers). Insect Ark’s uncommon sound is in part the amalgamation of these two women’s passions: Schechter’s sinister bass lines and unconventional use of lap steel guitar (and the complete omission of electric guitar), and Spungin’s lucid, exacting drumming and synth work.
Marrow Hymns (2018, Profound Lore Records) is an exploration of sound channelled through personal experience. It was largely influenced by the deeper questions humans ponder about being alive. There are some sources of inspiration which are more humanistic and personal – not directly though, and not easily definable. Music in a pure sense is a vehicle for communicating in ways that words can not.
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