So. It’s my sad duty to mention that the Auckland Electric Salon has gone into indefinite recess. Great apologies to all our fans, supporters, and insane participants. The decision is due to a mix of (a) organiser burnout; (b) steadily declining interest from both performers and audience.
This of course leaves Vostok Lake in a particularly precarious place, because the Salon was the only place where we really felt that our “act” really made sense, in the context of other camp electronic art-comedy-music. To go back to the world of “rock gigs” with guitar-and-drum bands who don’t even understand what we’re about is a little disheartening, but we all do what we can.
Vostok Lake has the songs for about half a new album complete, and others could be whipped into shape given a few weeks to dedicate to it. And of course, I have that “opera” project on the boil as well. Watch this space.