THISQUIETARMY (CA) + Johann C. Berghe

Wednesday, October 24, 2018   
Doors open: 00:00
Showtime: 20:30
Damage: €7

thisquietarmy (drone/doom/psych/post-rock from Montreal/Canada) will have a new album released this fall on Consouling Sounds (Ghent, Belgium) – it will be a full band album with drums and bass encompassing the elements of drone.

thisquietarmy will play shows in Europe for the first time as a quartet (drum/bass/guitars&more)

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 25 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 such as Hypnodrone Ensemble & Destroyalldreamers.

He also collaborates live with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s drummer Aidan Girt as a drum/guitar deo and 16mm filmmaker Philippe Leonard as an A/V duo 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 close to 500 live performances in 35 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).

At age fourteen, Johann C. Berghe received his first guitar as a gift from his parents. This would be the start of a musical journey for many years to come.

In the past, Johann C. Berghe has experimented with a vast array of musical genres, always seeking for new challenges, a certain sound, a different experience.
In the course of 2013 he was one of the founding members of post-rock/ambient band Jag Hatar. While performing on guitar and vocals, he toured and gigged on multiple occasions.

In the run of that same year, he also recorded an improvisational solo work on piano (released on 413) titled “¬”. This title, together with Eva Joosten’s artwork and Roger NBH’s design, resembles Johann’s love for philosophy, symbolism and minimalism. Though the record was never performed live, it has appeared regularly in theatre productions.

After a few years of creative silence, Johann is now engaging his musicality again as a singer songwriter. He tries to shine a new light on goth- and indie-music with his grungy and dark vocals, dynamic guitar playing and compositional simplicity.