30 January 2010

TQA Records presents: Aural Diptych Series

TQA(R) will be releasing a split series, called Aural Diptych Series (ADS). It follows the same concept as the split record with 2 bands/artists, however each one will have their material on a separate 3" EP CDR, and both will be packaged as one item --- much like a diptych in photography, which uses two different images side by side to form one single artistic statement. Thus: Aural Diptych.

We are once again teaming up with visual artist Meryem Yildiz as she will provide her trademark diptych photography as the artwork to be included in the packages.

The packaging format will follow the custom-made one we did for TQA010, i.e. the thisquietarmy European tour CDR/DVDR w/ photographs. There will also be an option to receive an additional 5" CDR of the split for those who can't use 3" CDs (Mac users & slot CD players).

This said, we are happy to announce the first artists of the ADS series:

ADS 01: Mains de Givre / thisquietarmy | TQA013
ADS 02: Quilt* / Hoefizer | TQA014
ADS 03: Elika / Millimetrik | TQA015

* Quilt: Seth Graham from Romance of Young Tigers.

More info: http://www.thisquietarmy.com/records

10 January 2010

Parallel Lines

Eric Quach (destroyalldreamers, thisquietarmy) from Montreal QC, Ryan Ferguson (Electroluminescent, Sianspheric) from Hamilton ON, Pascal Asselin (Millimetrik, Le Chat Blanc Orchestra, Below The Sea) from Quebec City QC have often crossed paths during their musical careers with their various projects --- the first time in 2005. Since then, they've become close friends and have played together all over Quebec, Ontario & even in Europe.

It was only a matter of time before a collaboration was to happen. And so it did, on July 26th, 2009 - live at Sam Murdock's house in Quebec City where he runs the P572 label and occasionally host house shows. This project, dubbed Parallel Lines, in reference to their numerous musical endeavours, is the result of this musical collaboration between 3 great friends.

Their first album will be released sometimes in 2010 on Dead Pilot Records.
You can sample to whole thing here: http://www.last.fm/music/Parallel+Lines/38%3A22