Insect Factory is music from Silver Spring, MD musician Jeff Barsky. Insect Factory focuses on texture and mood, building layers of dense sounds that slowly evolve into hypnotic and atmospheric drones. Since the 90's, Barsky has continuously played in bands and improvisational collectives, and has performed frequently on the east coast of the U.S., and also in Canada, throughout Europe, and Japan. His first proper release, Air Traffic Control Sleep, was released on Insectfields in the late summer of 2007, to acclaim from the likes of Washington Post, the Wire, and Terrascope.
Barsky's various projects have shared the stage with acts as diverse as Richard Pinhas, Nels Cline, Acid Mothers Temple, and Carla Bozulich, and he has performed at Suoni Il Per Popolo festival in Montreal, Terrastock 7 in Louisville, KY, and D.C.'s Sonic Circuits, Queering Sound, and Fringe Festivals. Recently, Insect Factory released a split 7" with RST (New Zealand), and followed it up with the full length Melodies from a Dead Radio LP as a split label release on Fabrica/Insectfields.