Monday, December 26, 2022

258: Aarktica

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 258 features an interview with Jon DeRosa of Aarktica.

[cover photo by Joelle Hannah]

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photo by Joelle Hannah

Aarktica is the brainchild and decades-long endeavor of Jon DeRosa (who also provides vocals for the ethereal darkwave band Black Tape For A Blue Girl). From its origins in the Nineties ambient and experimental scene, Aarktica has broadened its scope to integrate folk, classical, and post rock.

I spoke with Jon about branching out from the ambient genre, and how an interest in big band music carried over into Aarktica. We also discussed why removing preconceived ideas and limitations helped him write songs, and producer Lewis Pesacov's input on his latest release, We Will Find the Light.

My thanks again to Jon for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Eating Rose Petals"
taken from the album Mareación

"Morning One"
taken from the EP Morning One

"Can't Say I Missed You"
"Olha O Sol Que Vai Nascendo"
taken from the album We Will Find the Light

Aarktica on Facebook

Aarktica on Bandcamp


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