Live From Isolation

by thisquietarmy

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This work-in-progress "album" regroups a series of live home sessions in isolation. The audio recording of the performances will be available here on Bandcamp as they are being recorded. Each session as a fundraiser for various local and international charities. All proceeds will be donated to:

001 - 29.04.2020 - Accueil Bonneau (Montreal homeless shelter) - update: 500$ donated on 03.05.2020 (fundraiser now over).

Video: live performance on thisquietarmy Facebook page:

002 - 23.05.2020 - Résilience Montréal (Native Women's Shelter of Montreal) - update: 300$ donated on 10.06.2020 (fundraiser now over),

Video: live performance for CVLT Nation Live:

003 - 28.05.2020 - Hoodstock (Montréal-Nord - against racism, social injustice and Covid-19) - update: 300$ donated on 10.06.2020 (fundraiser now over)

Video: live performance for Festival Sotto Le Stelle (Ferrara, Italy) as part of their Isolation Portrait series (Ep. 5) initially raised for Protezione civile regionale di Emilia-Romagna (Italian heath workers) but the campaign is now over, thus the new Hoodstock fund:

004 - 08.07.2020 - This track is part of the "MSC ZOE - 01.01.19" A/V live set created with Philippe Leonard (visuals) as part of our virtual residency at Centre Daïmon. We'd use donations for this track to fund a way to perform it outdoors by the end of the summer - update: live performance done on 11.09.2020 at BaNQ Rosemont, Montreal.

The performance was based on images and sounds from the maritime disaster of the MSC ZOE ship, gleaned from the internet. The ship, following a storm on January 1, 2019, dumped more than 300 containers of goods into the North Sea. This reflection on the globalization of overconsumption and hyper-mobility of goods and individuals is even more current in these times of crisis:

005 - 02.10.2020 - This live performance was recorded for Consouling 24h Deep Listening event happening on 02-03.10.2020 in Ghent, Belgium. After being invited to contribute for this year's hybrid edition due to COVID-10 restrictions, thisquietarmy travelled to Frontenac National Park in Ontario, Canada and scouted several locations in the woods by Otter Lake to film an exclusive, improvised performance for the festival's online content. The video is accessible through QR code stickers that are placed throughout the city (included with the download).


More TBA as they’re being scheduled - all different sets of course. Keep up with updates on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.


released November 1, 2020


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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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