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Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor

Electronica / Goth / Ambient Seattle, WA  US


  • 2013

    Feb 15

    seattle, WA, US | 9:30pm

    Friday, February 15 at the rendezvous jewelbox theater black booking presents Blackpool Astronomy, Isis and the ghost and Vinca Minor. Blackpool astronomy is a mix of dark soundscape's classic goth and hard-hitting shoe gaze. Blackpool Astronomy features Jeff McCollough on bass and guitar and Ben Madonna on drums. Jeff and Dan have been playing together for 20 years off and on and they are both musicians of plenty of time under their belt. Jeff has played in many bands including with members of Lapis.Modest Mouse, Red Stars Theory and Suffering and The hideous thieves. His well known love of gothic music brings an authenticity as this band is his first return to the the goth scene in 20 years, Ben has been in numerous bands including UN, the high priests of panic along with Jeff and current hard-core favorites Left Askew. Isis and the ghost is the solo project of the former lead singer of Sweet chariot and revels in the same dark place but is even darker with sonic textures of chaos and mysticism. Winters voice is haunting and breathtaking and if you're in the mood for some Swans like discourse this is right up your alley. Vinca Minor features Matthew Menovick who has an long musical resume as well. Menovcik has also contributed a track to the Daniel Johnston tribute record, I Killed The Monster, with his project with Kramer, ROPE, INC., which also featured Sufjan Stevens, Mike Watt, and Dot Allison among others. He has performed around the US and Italy with his band Saeta, where he is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, and the now defunct Ms. Led, where he was the bass player. Menovcik has additionally been involved in film scoring for the past several years and completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Summer Intensive Program. He has also had Saeta's song, You Fade, used in the hit Italian film Giorni e Nuvole. A short film the scored, C.B. which was part of the Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Film Making Challenge. He is currently preparing the the release of the new Vinca Minor album, Capital of Sorrow, and his short film of the same name as well as working on the soundtrack to the film The Anniversary by Allison Moland. All in all it's a hell of a good show for anyone who wants to see some great live local music from people who have a proven track record and a great value at five dollars for the entire night

  • 2011

    Sep 24

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm
  • 2011

    Sep 1

    seattle, WA, US | 10:30pm

    with Sweet Chariot

  • 2010

    Mar 17

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    This is the release party for he latest Ball of Wax compilation.


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Label: Second Shimmy

Bio: Vinca Minor’s Matt Menovcik wakes up every morning in his Seattle apartment to Brian Eno’s Music For Films CD. Often inspired by film, Menovcik adds to his treasure box such filmmakers and composers as Angelo Badalamenti and his work with David Lynch, as well as Blade Runner and the Vangelis soun...See Full Bio

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“Lately, though, Menovcik's been working on an electronic, ambient project called Vinca Minor. And the first song on the damn thing is 16 minutes long (to be exact, 16 minutes and two seconds.) But what's even more shocking is that I actually listened to the whole thing they are surprisingly heady, both in the climactic moments and in the quiet, even silent spaces Menovcik disperses throughout his compositions. It comes as no surprise that Menovcik likes writing film scores. There's a somber, eerie beauty to these songs, and the best comparison I can come up with when I think about the experience of listening to them is that it's like watching fire burn or waves wash in and out, or engaging your brain in some meditative activity that isn't an activity at all, but a means through which you can more thoroughly explore the contents of your own head. Needless to say, I will never view ambient music the same way again. ”

— Sara Brickner, Seattle weekly

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