22 December 2011

thisquietarmy / TQA Records News 2011#6

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First of all, I would like to thank you all for your incredible support in 2011, and also to all the labels, publicists, reviewers & promoters that have been involved - so much has happened, including a successful European tour & of course all the following releases:

Vessels CD (Aurora  Borealis), Orange CD/LP (Lunasylum/Orange Milk), Valley LP (Basses Frequences), Resurgence 2xCD/DLP (Denovali), Unconquered DLP (Denovali), Ghidrah CDR (Brise-Cul), Parallel Lines CDR/DVDR (TQA Records), Electroluminescent/Giant Claw 2xCD (TQA Records), More Hope for Japan 4xCD compilation (Oxide Tones), Sequence2 DL compilation (Sequence), Canadian Drones CDR compilation (0bpm), etc.

Here's to hoping that 2012 will turn out to be even better!


A lot of you are probably getting ready for travels, leisure or family, leaving your CDs & vinyls at home. So here's a 30% discount off for your digital downloads needs on thisquietarmy's Bandcamp. To fill up your iPod, just use the coupon "xmas" at checkout (valid until 12/31): http://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com


I received my copies of Resurgence DLP & Unconquered DLP. These wonderful deluxe items are quite heavy, glossy gate fold with 2x 180g slab of PVC, by far my proudest releases. Only the black copies are in the store, as I received a very limited quantities of colored version, which have been reserved for local friends & fans. If you're so inclined, email me privately and maybe I will have a couple of colored copies left to spare. Montreal: you can find copies at Cheap Thrills, Atom Heart, L'Oblique, Soundcentral & Phonopolis. http://thisquietarmy.storenvy.com 

Resurgence has received mostly glowing reviews from reputed zines & papers all over Canada, USA & France, Germany, UK, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland & more. All of them have been posted as I get them, through my facebook & twitter account.

Here are a few:
CANADA - http://hour.ca/2011/12/22/thisquietarmy-resurgence/ 
CANADA - http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2011/12/08/music-reviews-62/ 
CANADA - http://www.textura.org/reviews/thisquietarmy_resurgence.htm 
FRANCE - http://www.w-fenec.org/indus/thisquietarmy,7121,resurgence.html 
FRANCE - http://www.indierockmag.com/article16308.html 
ITALY - http://www.storiadellamusica.it/Thisquietarmy_-_Resurgence_(Denovali_Records,_2011).p0-r4392
GERMANY - http://www.blueprint-fanzine.de/home/index.php4?page=cat&Rub=2&EID=5969 
GERMANY - http://www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2011/THISQUIETARMY/Resurgence/ 
GERMANY - http://www.musikansich.de/review.php?id=10830 
AUSTRIA - http://www.demonic-nights.at/2011/11/thisquietarmy-resurgence/ 
POLAND - http://www.wiadomosci24.pl/artykul/ciemna_strona_mocy_thisquietarmy_resurgence_220738.html
UK - http://musosguide.com/thisquietarmy-resurgence/19502#more-19502 
UK - http://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/5201 


thisquietarmy is featured on the latest issue of UK's Rock-A-Rolla Magazine, Issue #35 - "thisquietarmy" appears on the cover (fronted by the mighty Acid Mothers Temple), a full-page article/in-depth interview & a featured review. Pick it up!


I'll be spending my holidays working on those 2 label releases I mentioned last month, for January 2012. Lots of designing, burning, printing, cutting, gluing, hand-packaging... Also, TQA Records now has a facebook page, please join to keep up: http://www.facebook.com/tqarecords 

+++ TQA020: Adrian Aniol - Arrhythmia OST. A mysterious Polish composer whose music is incredibly dark & intense, slow & frigid with eerie subsonic textures - listen to his tape, just released on Utech Records: http://adriananiol.bandcamp.com/album/it-all-falls-apart 

+++ TQA021: Aidan Baker / thisquietarmy - Document: Eurotour 2011. This will be an extremely limited 3xCD box-set, featuring a collaborative live set as well as a solo set from each of us. It will also include a tour report, flyers, photographs & more.

+++ thisquietarmy + Yellow6 - Death Valley 2xCD. This will be out on Basses Frequences, early 2012. It will include a bonus track left off from the session, a collaborative live track & a remix by Fear Falls Burning (Dirk Serries, who also did the mastering), as well as a booklet with more beautiful Death Valley landscapes. A special discount will be available for those who bought the vinyls.

+++ Year of No Light/thisquietarmy 12" split. A split/collaboration is in the works, it will probably come out on French label Destructure. More details soon.

+++ thisquietarmy/Parallel Lines. A split from our separate sessions, live at the Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton where we performed last fall. The sound of the crashing reverb of that cathedral is huge & incredibly intense. Also, a Parallel Lines semi-studio album will be released next spring.


I will be joining fellow Montrealers, label mates & friends AUN on tour next spring. It will start the day after their appearance at the mighty Roadburn festival, from April 14th to April 28th. The tour is already being booked - Bochum (DE), Berlin (DE), Hamburg (DE), Copenhagen (DK), Basel (CH), Nancy (FR), so far - more to be updated: http://www.denovali.com/booking - we might extend the tour for another week and try to head to the UK as we're looking into the possibility. If you have ideas, offers or suggestions, please write to me or to Denovali Booking: booking@denovali.com

Thanks for reading as always,
Have a wonderful holidays!
Eric / thisquietarmy & TQA Records


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