A Picture Of A Picture

by Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy

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Eve McGivern Another fabulous collaboration between Aidan Baker and thisquietarmy. More than experiments, these are beautifully crafted audio excursions. This is great music to dream to. Favorite track: Imagistic Continuity.
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Horizon Line 20:48


Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - A Picture Of A Picture

1. Imagistic Continuity (12:00)
2. Loss of Perspective (13:18)
3. Negative Space (13:55)
4. Horizon Line (20:48)

For their first full-length album, Baker & Quach have decided to do things differently by setting a simple rule beforehand: the record was to be played and recorded live together, adding a very minimal amount of overdubs if not any. The recording session took place in the fall of 2007, in Quach's own home studio TQA-HQ in Montreal. Because of their very busy schedule, it took about a year before the two artists decided to get together to work on these tracks again. This time, Baker finalized the mixes in his home studio, resulting again in four long movements, clocking at around an hour's length. Instead of the overall terror-ambient feel of their first collaboration, the first two tracks actually find both guitarists exploring the brighter side of their spectrum, evoking the hope and the beauty represented in Christy Romanick's photographs that were again used for the artwork, in conjunction with Quach's sketches.


released March 31, 2009

Recorded and mixed by Eric Quach & Aidan Baker. Artwork by Eric Quach & Christy Romanick.


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thisquietarmy is an experimental guitar-based project from Montreal, Canada. Revolving around improvised drone music, he takes his sonic experimentations further by adding textural and structural elements of post-punk/shoegaze, krautrock/spacerock & black/doom metal to them. The results can be described as dark, melodic, expansive & engaging dreamscapes. ... more



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