The core of the Illogistical Resource Dept. consists of Dan Menapace and Noa Oz who have been playing together in various projects for nearly 12 years. Both were in earlier projects where they opened for John Taylor and Spock’s Beard as well as members of Death Angel and Agent Orange. In 2012 the pair of players recruited guitarist Jim Harris which completed the lineup of the Illogistical Resource Dept. While not afraid to take chances, the I.R.D. takes instrumental music into new territory by not only blending styles and genres, but by creating a form of experimental music that’s easily accessible.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the I.R.D.’s bass heavy approach to songwriting has often been described as otherworldly, ominous, haunting and unconventional.
Some of the I.R.D.’s wide range of influences include Primus, Rush, King Crimson, Tool, Devo and Pink Floyd.
The band’s second album Transmission Cinema, which blends together elements of rock, psychadelia, ambient and electronic, will be released May 19th, 2015 on Aphagia Recordings.