Transmissions

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The First Televised Transmission Returns from Space:

1. The 1936 Olympic Games Imperialistic Anthem (2:44)
2. Sky Surveys (1:09)

BnA VLA Hybrid Configuration:

3. Polarized Spectral Lines (1:49)
4. Phase Calibration (3:14)
5. Radio-Galaxy Quasar (2:32)
6. Subarrays In Continuum (2:02)

CnB VLA Hybrid Configuration:

7. Interceptions from a Dying Voyager (3:26)
8. Lost Satellite Debris (6:05)

DnC VLA Hybrid Configuration:

9. Pulses of Light, Streams of Neutrinos (7:55)

10. Bonus Track: Alien Eight (14:50)

thisquietarmy’s Transmissions is a conceptual soundtrack to Christy Romanick’s Very Large Array book, which features a series of colored photographs shot in San Agustin, New Mexico. Christy, a photographer from Boston, captures the beauty and eeriness of the VLA satellites occupying an isolated desert landscape, whereas thisquietarmy recreates the transmissions received through its various hybrid configurations (BnA, CnB, DnC). Different sounds from outer space are captured through the different configurations such as the first televised transmission returning from space, signals from lost spacecrafts and random outer space phenomenon.

The book/soundtrack, limited to only 75 physical copies, was originally released on Christy’s imprint, Space30a. The digital release features an exclusive 15-minute track and includes the electronic version of the book.

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released April 30, 2009

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Eric Quach.

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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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