13 October 2013

thisquietarmy - Europe Tour VI - Fall 2013

Hello from Barcelona!

Currently enjoying a couple of days before the beginning of my 6th European tour due to invitations to Amplifest in Porto, Ceremony of the Ascension in Antwerp & Moving Noises Festival in Bochum. A lot of first times such as Barcelona, Marseilles, Rome, Milan and revisiting some favorites like Paris, Lyon, Bruxelles, Genoa. Here are the dates - hope you can make it:

Oct. 16 - Barcelona, Spain @ Heliogabal w/ Steve Gunn
Oct. 17 - Madrid, Spain @ Space Cadet w/ TBA
Oct. 18 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Sabotage Club w/ Ocelot Kid
Oct. 20 - Porto, Portugal @ Amplifest w/ Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Body/Head, Pharmakon etc.
Oct. 21 - Oviedo, Spain La Caja Negra w/ Oikos
Oct. 22 - Gijon, Spain @ Cafe Dam w/ Borealis
Oct. 23 - San Sebastian, Spain @ TBA
Oct. 24 - Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club w/ AUN
Oct. 25 - Pau, France @ 19 rue Montpensier w/ AUN
Oct. 26 - Avignon, France @ Pub Z w/ AUN
Oct. 27 - Sumène, France @ À La Ferme Chez Olivier w/ AUN
Oct. 28 - Montpellier, France @ La Villa des Cent Regards w/ AUN
Oct. 29 - Marseille, France @ Le Casse-Tête w/ AUN
Oct. 30 - Lyon, France @ Le Sonic w/ AUN, fourthousandblackbirds
Oct. 31 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ La Crypte w/ AUN
Nov. 01 - Genoa, Italy @ Spazio Targa w/ AUN
Nov. 02 - Trento, Italy @ Campomarzio w/ AUN, Mai Mai Mai
Nov. 03 - San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy @ Punky Reggae Pub
Nov. 04 - Bologna, Italy @ Bar Modo Infoshop w/ AUN, Mai Mai Mai
Nov. 05 - Ancona, Italy @ Glue Bar w/ AUN, Mai Mai Mai
Nov. 06 - Rome, Italy @ Dalverme Circolo w/ Ubik
Nov. 08 - Milan, Italy @ Cox 18 w/ Destruction Unit
Nov. 09 - Paris, France @ La Cantine de Belleville w/ Kouma
Nov. 12 - Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin4 w/ Syndrome, Aksu
Nov. 14 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Ceremony of Ascension w/ Syndrome, Ashtoreth, J. Van Gullick, etc.
Nov. 15 - Liège, Belgium @ L'An Vert w/ Shazzula, Phil Maggi
Nov. 16 - Bochum, Germany @ Moving Noise Festival w/ A. Baker, D. Serries, Svarte Greiner, N, etc.

Please share the info within your network.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/542324279180659/
Details & poster: http://www.thisquietarmy.com

23 July 2013

Amplifest - Porto, Portugal - Oct. 19-20

Dark, dense and firmly rooted to the drone genre, Thisquietarmy’s music also manages to reference the shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine and the abstract sonic tapestries of Fennesz or Tim Hecker. Between a wide array of collaborative endeavours and an almost non-stopping touring schedule, the perpetually busy Canadian musician Eric Quach will stop by Amplifest for a show with his main solo project. Thisquietarmy’s live shows are largely improvisational and provide a massive sensorial impact that leaves a lasting impression on those who witness them.

Joining the already announced bands: Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Aluk Todolo, Uncle Acid & Deadbeats and more to be confirmed...

24 May 2013


Details here:

24/05 - Sorocaba/SP @Urban Arts
26/05 - Itajaí/SC @ Señor Hostel
30/05 - Porto Alegre/RS @ Signos Pub
06/06 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ @ Audio Rebel
07/06 - Cabo Frio/RJ @ Teatro Municipal de Cabo Frio
08/09 - Juiz de Fora/MG @ Planet Music
09/06 - Nova Lima/MG
13/06 - Franca/SP @ Teatro de Bolso Orlando Dompieri
14/06 - São Carlos/SP @ GIG
15/06 - São José do Rio Preto/SP
20/06 - Pouso Alegre/MG
21/06 - Pindamonhangaba/SP @ Óbvio
22/06 - Bragança Paulista/SP @ Casa 30
23/06 - São Paulo/SP @ Centro Cultural São


Labirinto/thisquietarmy split record out on ConSouling, Dissenso & Pirate Ship Records:

30 March 2013


SPRING 2013 

Sort of a vacation tour with a few gigs:

April 04 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Arkaoda

April 11 - Athens, Greece @ Six D.O.G.S. 
April 18 - Leverkusen, Germany @ KAW 
April 20 - Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree 
April 22 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu 
April 24 - Gent, Belgium @ 019 
April 25 - Bruxelles, Belgium @ LR6 
April 26 - Bruges, Belgium @ Donkey Atelier 
April 27 - Béthencourt, France @ L'Auréole 
April 28 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ cinePalace 
April 29 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Palazzo


11. Absent Without Leave
18. Labirinto 
20. Reliq
22. Maserati, Günter Schickert
24. Sequences, Jason Van Gulick
25. Barn Owl
26. Jason Van Gulick
27. Jason Van Gulick
28. Ashtoreth
29. Sequences, Ashtoreth

Venue info + tickets will be updated here: 

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/405900796171796/

Twitter / Instagram @thisquietarmy

Available for gigs on April 30 or May 1 in Belgium or Netherlands, if anyone can help: thisquietarmy@gmail.com

25 January 2013

Aftermath + Setting Ashes 2xLP


"Aftermath" was recorded in 2008-2009 and initially released on CD in 2010. At the time, the album was partially inspired and in respect to aesthetics by the works of German visual artist Anselm Kiefer: the imaginary setting takes place in the post-apocalyptic countryside and revolves around fallen angels as unexploded ordnances. In parallel, the compositions were also inspired by the sounds of crackling tubes and failing resistors captured from old vintage amplifiers during the recording process. Drones and melodies were built around these hissing sounds to create moods of tension and transitions from the remnants of destruction. These static interferences thus remained as important compositional elements, as if the whole themed-universe of the record stems from a faraway buzz, in which the dawn of a new era reveals itself. With "Aftermath", thisquietarmy manages to create the perfect light and heavy post-nuclear winter atmosphere, with a glimmer of hope appearing slowly like sun rays through massive clouds of dust. 

"Setting Ashes" is in some way a coda to "Aftermath" as it was recorded in 2009 from a live improvised performance during the creative process of "Aftermath". The context of this recording took place during a thisquietarmy-curated event called "Sunday Afternoon Drones" in a Montreal Mile-end café, which the decaying decor of a 1970's apothecary remained. Initially intended for an EP to be released shortly after "Aftermath", these recordings have never found their way out until now. They were dug up for this special 2LP vinyl re-issue on Denovali Records in 2013.