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Insect Ark – Portal/Well

I reach out, and find damp stone walls inches from my fingertips; I look up, and see only a tiny, cold light filtering down from far above me; all is dark, wet, shifting beneath me, showing my escape route to be either above or below me, but whatever direction I turn I won’t recognize the landscape I enter. Insect Ark‘s forthcoming release, Portal/Well, is music that shows how apt the title is – listening to this sonic project from Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin, I feel as though I am transitioning from one world to the next through an ancient, long-forgotten well. On June 8th you’ll be able to get this haunting and eerie music on CD from Autumnsongs (pre-order here), but for now we have a full stream of Portal/Well for your listening terror below! Also, if you’re in NYC make sure to head over to the record release show on July 2nd at St. Vitus Bar, more info here!



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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.



  1. Óðinn

    June 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks Meghan.

  2. Théal Jean-Michel Pas d'Bol

    June 4, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Got to listen to this

  3. Alexis Martinez

    June 4, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Loving every minute of it!

  4. Stephen Heyerdahl

    June 3, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Commenting so I remember to check it out when I’m home

  5. Aj Raymundo Garcia

    June 3, 2015 at 2:46 am


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