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Quarkspace is an American psychedelic band that has been together since the mid 1980s. They are known for combining improvisational spacerock, electronic experimenation with folk and progressive songwriting.

Musically, Quarkspace’s influences straddle the American and English psychedelic scenes of the late 60s - namely The Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield and Jefferson Airplane from America combined with the more keyboard-oriented Soft Machine and Pink Floyd from the UK. They’ve always been experimenters with new technology - sometimes channeling more modern influences like Stereolab or The Orb.

The first self-titled album was released in 1996 and featured strong compositions, but unfortunately weak-production. Quarkspace soon hooked up with the American Spacerock scene through the Strange Daze festivals, where the band performed at every one from 1997 to 2001.

A live album (Live Orion) and a double album (The Hidden Moon) revealed the band to be increasing it’s sonic blueprint, songwriting skill and production ability. Their final (to this date) studio album, Drop, was released in the public domain in 2001. It is widely-considered to be their best studio album and was rated 4.5 stars at the All Music Guide.

In 2004, Quarkspace also hooked up with legendary comic book artist, Matt Howarth, for Node in Peril - an unique and innovative combination CD and comic book. Quarkspace used some of its best improvisational material slated for the Spacefolds series along with a few instrumental compositions as their musical contribution to the release.

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  • nocturana

    wtf, why so few listeners, whats wrong with you peep's!

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PWofQS

    We've uploaded a preview track, called Quartzmining, to our Facebook page. Enjoy! Spacefolds 10 is about 2 months or so away from being available on iTunes.

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • PWofQS

    Folks! We just released a FREE download documenting a Quarkspace live show from the Summer of 2000 in Worcester MA. Check it out here -> Feel free to spread the tunes! Peace!

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PWofQS

    New Quarkspace Dot Com! Finally, a redesign, bringing the site into the 21st century - 8 years late! ;) The new design scheme is based on Stewie Griffin's blanket with baby blue backgrounds and dark blue stars. No more cliched outer space star backgrounds! We'll save those for the album covers!! ;) We were going for a clean look with organized content and navigation. All the old news is on the new site, easily viewable by year. We have 5 photo albums to browse, and will be adding more and more. No new music on the site as of yet, but there is some on our Facebook page - and now that the new site is up - I will be mixing, mastering and uploading new and old stuffs. The Soundlab will also be a place to experiment with some possible interactive Q music. The band pages have discographies with links to album details and the reviews I could find (and the ones from the old site).

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • PWofQS

    Props to all Quarkspace listeners. We are working on a new version of and have recently started work on All These Suns - our first real CD since 2001's Drop. The Spacefolds series of freeky experimental improv is still going strong - Spacefolds 9 just came out last year on pretty much all the usual sources (iTunes, eMusic, etc). Peace and thanks again! PW

    31 Mar 2009 Reply

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