Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thisquietarmy - Aftermath

Eric Quach is a guitarist and sound engineer who performs under the name thisquietarmy. He is also the guitarist and founding member of the Montreal-based instrumental rock band Destroyalldreamers (Where Are My Records, Claire’s Echo).

As thisquietarmy, a one-man solo drone/ambient project, Quach composes visual guitar-based soundscapes and experimental music that goes beyond the typical song structure. By exploring his guitar as a tone generator, he furthers the boundaries of his instrument with the use of multiple effect processors & real-time loop-samplers, alternating the guitar signal’s shape and tone, blending textures over textures, merging a wide combination of sounds together and developing the melodies hidden in these walls of sound. Concrete musical ideas are often generated by the re-interpretation, the decomposition and the reconstruction of its own improvisations.

thisquietarmy has released two albums « Unconquered » and « Blackhaunter » in 2008, respectively on Poland’s Foreshadow Productions and USA’s Elevation Recordings. He has also released several EPs including: « Wintersleeper » (2005) and « Orange » (2006), both on his own imprint TQA Records, « Echotone » (2007) on Canada’s Chat Blanc Records.

In 2009, thisquietarmy brought his music across the ocean with an extensive European tour in Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Czech Republic and Poland, with Nadja.

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This is the new release of this really nice drone/ambient/shoegaze band, which has also released some collaborations with Aidan Baker. For fans of drony soundscapes. Enjoy it!

Thisquietarmy - Aftermath

(Basses Frequences / 2010 / Drone/Post-Rock/Shoegaze/Ambient / VBR 247 kbp/s)

01. The Hierarchy of Angels 8:03
02. Heaven and Earth 6:11
03. The Iron Harvest 5:11
04. Melted Lead on Ashen Fields 9:41
05. Finding the Fallen 11:05
06. Unearthing the Past 6:49

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