INSECT ARK takes a toll on the psyche with "Tectonic"

A proper introduction to the duo's next chapter.

Photograph by Chad Kelco

Beneath Sonia Merah's artistic prowess lies The Vanishing, a composition of wondrous despair, invoking endless emotions in an eloquent manner. Achieving said feats required a significant emotional investment for INSECT ARK, who are comprised of multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex-SubRosa). The level of dynamics at play from start to finish is one to be wary of, and audiences will have the opportunity come February 28, 2020 via Profound Lore.


Tectonic, first audio sample and album opener, paves the way in ominous fashion, determined to prove the evolution of the band's Colin Marston-produced composition. It presents an evolved INSECT ARK fully invested in composing a living, breathing work of art paired well with an illustration destined for it.

Dana Schecter comments of the announcement:


"The album's title refers to a recurring daydream I had of disappearing completely - floating out to sea alone, and never being found. On a much bigger level, it's about the impermanence of life itself, trying to retain perspective of how small we really are. Making music takes a lot out of me. To pull it out of my heart and put it into the world can be emotionally difficult, since it comes from a complex place with so many facets like pain, belief, hope, anger, joy."


Stream Tectonic below and keep your eyes peeled for pre-order info.

Cover art by Sonia Merah

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