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THISQUIETARMY – “Purgation / Purification” video

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Canada’s one-man experimental/drone project thisquietarmy have premiered his new music video for “Purgation/Purification”. The track is taken from his imminent studio effort “Anthems for Catharsis”, which was recorded and mixed by Erich Quach and is set for release on May 15 via TQA Records & Consouling Sounds thisquietarmy’s European tour with Brazil’s LABIRINTO starts tonight in Rome – check out the full itinerary below!

Anthems for Catharsis marks the follow up to thisquietarmy’s last full length studio works “Rebirths”, a representative collection of reworked tracks that have defined his purgative live performances. Between back-to-back tours in Europe & Asia and the release of live drone documents as well as collaborative works with Noveller, Aidan Baker/Hypnodrone Ensemble, André Foisy/Locrian, Syndrome/Amenra, thisquietarmy’s Eric Quach went back to the drawing board in his Montreal studio, at the end of 2014.

Within the repetitive genre of ambient and drone, thisquietarmy constantly evolves and tries to incorporate new additional textures and structures into the music – for instance, think of the kraut rock shoegaze of “Resurgence”, or the post rock doom of “Hex Mountains”. However, in other to start fresh and shed skin from exhaustive influences, Quach strips his music down to the black bones. Anthems for Catharsis sounds very focused but also very very dark, not unlike a ritual cleansing or a detoxification. In dismantling his sound, thisquietarmy almost struck a black metal vein, resulting in a dark and brooding ice cold oozing of his signature drones.


Tour Dates:

May 05 – Rome, IT @ Forte Fanfulla
May 07 – Ghent, BE @ Consouling Store (TBA)
May 08 – Cologne, Germany @ Private Gig (w/ Labirinto)
May 09 – Mainz, Germany @ Baron (w/ Labirinto, Zero Absolu)
May 10 – Rochefort, Belgium @ Congoland (w/ Labirinto)
May 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ The Cave (w/ Labirinto)
May 12 – Hamburg, Germany @ MS Stubnitz (w/ Labirinto)
May 15 – Zottegem, Belgium @ Dunk! Festival
May 18 – Paris, France @ L’Espace B (w/ Labirinto)
May 19 – Geneva, Switzerland @ La Gravière (w/ Labirinto)
May 20 – Chambéry, France @ Le Brin de Zinc (w/ Labirinto)
May 21 – Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition (w/ Labirinto)
May 22 – Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk (w/ Labirinto, Amenra)
May 23 – Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK (w/ Labirinto, Lis Er Stille, Mary-Ann Kiefer)
May 24 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club (w/ Labirinto)
May 25 – Milano, Italy @ Rock N Roll Club (w/ Labirinto)
May 26 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Channel Zero (w/ Labirinto)
May 27 – Maribor, Slovenia @ Gustaf Pekarna (w/ Labirinto)
May 28 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert (w/ Labirinto)
May 29 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ whoneedslyrics?! Festival
May 30 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007 Strahov (w/ Labirinto)
May 31 – Berlin, Germany @ Tiefgrund (Halle) (w/ Labirinto, Hypnodrone Ensemble)
June 13 – Montreal, Canada @ Casa Del Popolo (w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies)

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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