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 (September 2018).
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 part in other projects as a founding member such as Hypnodrone Ensemble & Destroyalldreamers.
He also collaborates live with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s drummer Aidan Girt as a drum/guitar duo (Some Became Hollow Tubes) and 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 more than 500 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), Dunk! Festival (Belgium), Amplifest (Portugal), Denovali Festival (Germany), Drone Celebration (Argentina), Moving Noises (Germany), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Canada) & Zemlika (Latvia).
Toujours ce rappel de l’éphémère,
De ton corps qui se métamorphose lentement en un autre corps.
Ce corps ne te sera jamais étranger,
Puisque tu t’y familiarises au fur et à mesure qu’il se transforme.
Tu aimerais parfois te retirer de ta matière
Et t’observer changer, en retrait.
Après un certain temps, tu rapatrierais tes formes
En y glissant ton esprit comme dans un gant neuf.
Tu manierais ta peau afin de l’attendrir,
Puis tu épouserais les tréfonds, sans doute,
Avec cette complicité qu’ont les étrangers heurtés d’un coup de foudre.