Insect Ark

Creating a personal soundtrack to the human psyche’s underbelly, Insect Ark weaves a brooding, textural landscape, a starless night spiked with light and flash. The music braids together delay-drenched lap steel guitar, acoustic and electronic drums, distorted bass & synths to create a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold.
Started in late 2011 as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter, the band became a duo in Jan 2015 with the addition of Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus).
Schechter has worked as a bassist in M. Gira’s Angels of Light (Swans) and as the singer/vocalist in Bee and Flower. Spungin also plays in Portland’s Taurus. Schechter is also an animator and video artist working in the film business by trade