The Canadian ambient-drone project thisquietarmy releases the LP Democracy of Dust on the 28th of July.
thisquietarmy – photo by Manon Cornieux
Opening the seven track release (available on bandcamp) is the just over six and a half minutes of Welcome to Mendacity – a combination of guitar and multilayered electronica giving the composition a graininess in which there develops an ever growing sense of unremitting and unending air of industrial oppression.
Turn up the volume and allow the hairs on your arms to wave in the aural breeze as Sixteen Scandals spiral across the room akin to a corkscrew being twisted in to the stopper on a bottle of wine, resulting in popping open a delightful scent that flows the room.
Reflections of frustrated tensions unleash themselves upon the audience with the emotive vocal throating of a wry reflection of a world of self-aggrandisement whilst an overclocking percussion thrashes the timpani as a barrage of bass punches the jawbone through which an intoxicating guitar plays its own stanzas – yet they are able to bring it all together in a delightful sound that brightens the day for its presence.
From their five track EP Dorkmanteau (available on bandcamp) the middle number – Flawsophy.
Regularly releasing material, often with different texture, sometimes upbeat other times downtempo.
The latest track to surface Summer Breeze is a song to play in quiet moment as instrumentation and electronica fold in to each other minding the listener of early summer mornings watching the sun rise over the horizon.
The Lab is a new Canadian haunting-electronica duo.
Word does arrive of an EP which is due for release around the end of the month, however, at present there is only one song to hear – Oceans.
Immediately on hitting play the listener finds themselves pondering are there only two players rather than a complete orchestra?
The sorrowful orchestration circles through the room in an alchemic synthesis of horns, kettledrum, organ, bows and strings which paint a celestial soundscape through which the voice, as though gliding on thermals, provides effortless broad pitch – leaving the audience spellbound by the mesmerising, quietly flowing, composition.