Houses of Worship is the collaborative project by Eric Quach (thisquietarmy) and Jim Demos (Hellenica). On “Migration” you will find 12 tracks full of smooth experimental tracks, featuring electronic soundscapes and guitar drones, melting together into something that could be described as post-Fripp-Eno drones.
More about the artists:
Quach’s prolific output includes more than 50 releases under the Thisquietarmy moniker since 2005, on established indie labels around the world such as Consouling Sounds, Denovali, Aurora Borealis, Midira, Shelter Press, Alien8 & Tokyo Jupiter. He also collaborated with members of Voivod, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Noveller, Amenra, Nadja, Locrian & more. Based in Montreal, he completed over 30 major tours across North/South America, Europe & Asia, performing over 600 gigs in 40 countries, including festivals such as Red Bull Music Academy, Biennale Nemo, Le Guess Who?, Incubate, Amplifest, Mutek, FIMAV & Suoni Per Il Popolo.
Demos grew up in the west-end’s industrial part of Winnipeg among rusted train yards and crumbling storage facilities. He now lives and works in Montreal, and performs under the Hellenica moniker since 2012, in which he usually fuses dark ambient type instrumentals utilizing elements of drone, doom, chant and spaghetti-western guitar melodies. He also released 5 albums on indie labels and toured Europe a few times.
the music of N is like a mirror of the moment. regardless how much thinking and planning went before. the sound captured by a “live” recording settings comes directly from the inside. amps + guitar are the instruments used, there is no cut and paste afterwards nor any overdub… all N-work is counted by numbers that reflect the timeline of recording and / or the moment of the conclusion to go for the certain concept. all N-recordings (the possible exception of single-tracks) deal with a real place and so the title of any album does.