Hey, TQA Records is back after a lack of activities involving new artists in the past couple of years.
In order to make up for lost time, 2010 will see the release of a new concept of split series, called Aural Diptych Series (ADS). It follows the same concept as the split record with 2 bands/artists, however each one will have their material on a separate 3" EP CDR, and both will be packaged as one item --- much like a diptych in photography, which uses two different images side by side to form one single artistic statement. Meryem Yildiz, a Montreal-based photographer will be providing her trademark diptych photography as the artwork to be included in the packages. Elayne Safir, a NYC-based artist will be providing the cover artwork.
The first artists of the ADS series will be:
TQA013 | ADS01 : Mains de Givre / thisquietarmy
TQA014 | ADS02 : Quilt / Hoefizer
Plans for ADS03-ADS08 are already in motion; artists we're currently talking to are Elika, Millimetrik, Aidan Baker, Leah Buckareff, Sleeping Me, Scott Cortez, Melissa Arpin-Duimstra, Electroluminescent and more.
You can already pre-order ADS01 + ADS02 here: http://thisquietarmy.com/records/
++Aural Diptych Series # 1 : Mains de Givre / thisquietarmy
Release date: April 6th, 2010
Double-split 3" CDR placed on a heavy stock folded & printed insert, packaged in a slick coyote red envelope, with printed artwork by New York City-based artist Elayne Safir. It includes two sets of diptych photography by Montreal-based artist Meryem Yildiz. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES ONLY.
Disc 1 : Mains de Givre | Insomnie à l'ail : 1. Insomnie à l'ail
Disc 2 : thisquietarmy | Drifting/Falling : 1. Part I 2. Part II 3.Part III
Mains de Givre is thisquietarmy's latest side-project with Emilie Livernois-Desroches on violin. Both discs were improvised & recorded during the same session on a single night, October 27th. 2009, by Eric Quach : spontaneous drone/violin sound-making fueled by garlic. Mixed at TQA HQ, Montreal. Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/mainsdegivre
++Aural Diptych Series # 2 : Quilt / Hoefizer
Release date: April 6th, 2010
Double-split 3" CDR placed on a heavy stock folded & printed insert, packaged in a slick cactus green envelope, with printed artwork by New York City-based artist Elayne Safir. It includes a set of diptych photography by Montreal-based artist Meryem Yildiz. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES ONLY.
Disc 1 : Quilt | Vague
1. The killers that run / 2. Peggy, Charlie and Francis / 3. A difficult and mysterious word – here – / 4. The more mystery and romance = more sales
Quilt is Seth Graham of the sadly defuncted but incredibly captivating & dynamic 4-piece ambient band Romance of Young Tigers from Dayton, OH. ROYT has released a few recording on Magic Bullet Records (This Will Destroy You, Lymbyc Systym, ec.). Quilt is now based in Brooklyn, NY and this is his 2nd synth-based output under this name. Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/quiltrecords
Disc 2 : Hoefizer | Henning
1. Ideals / 2. Rose hips / 3. Dr. Theman
Hoefizer is David Mitchell from Montreal. He plays bass for Saccidananda & Burls, and runs a local booking/promoting agency. He met Seth/Quilt when he booked a show for ROYT and has since been influenced by their sound. His guitar drones were captured by Patrick Lacharité of Below The Sea/Apillow. Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/hoefizer
++Pre-order ADS01 + ADS02 here: http://thisquietarmy.com/records/
Shipping April 6th, 2010
It's actually going really fast!