Echoic Memory Presents:
Thu 6 April // 19:30
Echoic Memory welcomes back Erich Quach, aka THISQUIETARMY to the Cube. Some of you will remember he played a sold out show here back in 2019, with his side project band with Godspeed You! Black Emperor drummer, Aidan Grit, Some Became Hollow Tubes.
Local support comes from Stereocilia, who will be launching a new album in April, and 4 string abuser, Fuck Authority
Thisquietarmy - the always evolving sonic project of Eric Quach, revolves around improvised guitar-based drone in which he creates expansive immersive soundscapes through electronic experimentations. Since 2005, he released over 60 titles on more than 30 labels such as Consouling Sounds, Midira, Denovali, Aurora Borealis, Shelter Press, three:four, Alien8 and P572, and performed over 600 gigs in 40 countries with appearances at renown festivals such as Mutek, FIMAV, Red Bull Music Academy, Biennale Némo, Le Guess Who?, Incubate, Amplifest & Suoni Per Il Popolo. He also collaborated with artists such as Aidan Baker (Nadja), Michel 'Away' Langevin (Voivod), Syndrome (Amenra), Aidan Girt (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Noveller (Iggy Pop), André Foisy (Locrian), Philippe Leonard (GY!BE, Double Negative Collective), Scott Cortez (loveliescrushing), Tom Malmendier (L’oeil collectif), Monarch, Labirinto & Year of No Light.
Latest review (Wire magazine, issue 466 - Nov. 2022):
“For the past 15 years Canadian musician Eric Quach has been forging vast guitar and electronic drones. This record is the third in a series of collaborations with Voivod drummer Michel Langevin. The combination of Quach’s shimmering textures and brass overdubs with Langevin’s deft drumming infuses this inherently atmospheric music with an unexpected kineticism. At certain points, the duo’s arrhythmic synth fragments and softly brushed pulses intersect in hypnotic post-metal crescendos. At others, they let themselves loose and freewheel into avant noise rock in the vein of Merzbow/Keiji Haino/Balázs Pándi. Put plainly, this is a banger.”
Thisquietarmy x Away - Machine Consciousness, Phase III (Consouling Sounds, 2022)
Thisquietarmy x N - Zerfall/Zerfallen (Midira Records, 2022)
Thisquietarmy - Compendium (2005-2020) (self-released, 2021)
Thisquietarmy - Kesselhaus (Midira Records, 2020)
https://youtu.be/42IqWGROdZs (Paris, Oct. 2022)
https://youtu.be/H2Ujlx2Agj8 (At home, May 2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mokg-ERB3I (Zottegem, May 2015)
Stereocilia is Bristol, UK based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe. in the past he has shared a stage with acts including: William Basinski, Ben Frost, Gnod, Nadja, Daniel Lanois, Noveller, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Josef Van Wissem, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three) and performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s guitar Orchestras. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film, including the Channel 4 award winning documentary, ‘The Boy With The 8-Hour Heart.’
His latest album 'Crystalline' will be out on Drone Rock Records April 2023.
Gareth Turner (Anthroprophh/Kuro) AKA Fuck Authority s a solo extreme artist Sonic Terrorist , Bass Molester and Electronics Manipulator .