Xerox Exotique #051: THISQUIETARMY – Materialeinschüchterung – 23.06.2019

THISQUIETARMY is the music project of Montreal-based artist Eric Quach, a pioneer of the Canadian experimental music scene. Revolving around improvised guitar drone and by combining textural & structural elements of ambient/noise, electronic/shoegaze, post-punk/krautrock, black/doom metal, thisquietarmy creates a wide range of dynamic soundscapes which oscillates between repetitive dreamy minimalism, multi-layered noise textures and electronic industrial beats.
Following up the critically acclaimed industrial black metal album, “Anthems for Catharsis” (Consouling Sounds, 2015), heavy drone opus “Métamorphose” (Grains of Sand, 2017), sci-fi synthwave revivalist “Democracy for Dust” (Midira Records, 2017), thisquietarmy follows with “The Body and The Earth”, a heavy full-band post-drone album on Consouling Sounds (October 2018). 2019 marks the debut output of Some Became Hollow Tubes, a new project with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s drummer Aidan Girt.
Since 2005, thisquietarmy has put out close to 50 releases on more than 30 different labels such as Consouling Sounds, Denovali Records, Aurora Borealis, Alien8 Recordings, Shelter Press & three:four Records. His vast discography also includes collaborations with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (loveliescrushing), André Foisy (Locrian), Labirinto, Monarch, Noveller, Syndrome (Amenra), USA Out of Vietnam, Year Of No Light & Yellow6, and has taken co-founded other bands such as Berlin-based space rock collective Hypnodrone Ensemble & Montreal defunct post-shoegazer band Destroyalldreamers. He also collaborates live with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s 16mm filmmaker Philippe Leonard as an A/V duo (Alchemic Rites) performing at film festivals such as Mono No Aware Cinema Arts festival (New York), Filmmaker Festival (Milan) & Analogica Festival (Bolzano).
With a large body of work and close to 600 live performances in 40 countries, including performances at esteemed festivals such as Drone Activity in Progress for Red Bull Music Academy (Montreal), Nemo Digital Arts Biennale (France), Incubate Festival (Netherlands), Le Guess Who? (Netherlands), Into The Void (Netherlands), Dunk! Festival (Belgium), Bergmal Festival (Switzerland), Amplifest (Portugal), Denovali Festival (Germany), Drone Celebration (Argentina), Moving Noises (Germany), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Canada) & Zemlika (Latvia).

MATERIALEINSCHÜCHTERUNG – Torstn Kauke und Oliver Kaib aus Offenbach am Main erschaffen elektroakustische Klangskulpturen zwischen Geräusch und Tongemisch mittels (teils) selbst gelöteter elektronischer Klangerzeuger. Dabei schrecken sie auch nicht davor zurück, digitale Looper, präparierte Tonbandeinspielungen oder hin und wieder gar eine elektrische Gitarre zu benutzen…

23.06.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8 Euros
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.

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