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BAKER, AIDAN & THISQUIETARMY - A Picture of a Picture

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Killer Pimp PIMPK009
Release Year: 2009
Note: four pieces rec. live in the studio in Montreal, when THISQUIETARMY and NADJA were on tour together in summer 2009; their second collab-release after the ORANGE CDR..."The first half then is serene and relaxing, the second half is trance inducing and wonderfully hypnotic." [Side-Line]
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THISQUIETARMY und NADJA waren im Sommer 2009 lange auf Tour in Europa. Schon einige Zeit vorher entstanden diesen vier Stcke von AIDAN BAKER (1/2 NADJA) und THISQUIETARMY in Montreal, die zweite Collab nach der schnen, leider vergriffenen, "ORANGE" CDR.

"The result is slowly evolving album that gently twists and turns, mutating gradually with undulating layers of sound roll over each other and string instruments adding just a little bit of urgency to proceedings. Far from the noisy confrontational density of Baker's usual output, "A Picture Of A Picture" is inspired by the photographs of Christy Romanick and Quach's own drawings as seen on the album's artwork. As the album enters its second half, the music becomes more layered, with strings and swathes of synth tones cascade over and into each other. Everything flows smoothly, almost drone-like while a solitary guitar leads the way and offers a focal point whilst all around sounds flood the senses majestically. Only the final track heads further into the darkness but even then it is ethereal and entrancing. The first half then is serene and relaxing, the second half is trance inducing and wonderfully hypnotic." [Side-Line]

"Their first studio collaboration was the Orange EP which came out as a limited edition of 200 orange CDRs on thisquietarmy's own imprint. The tracks were recorded separately from their home, sent back and forth via postmail for months, and finally mixed and edited by Eric Quach. The release was quickly sold out, much to the dismay of the largely reputed Aquarius Records store who kept asking for more after having sold a large part of the run in a very short matter of time. For their first full-length album, Baker & Quach have decided to do things differently by setting a simple rule beforehand: the record was to be played and recorded live together, adding a very minimal amount of overdubs if not any. The recording session took place in the fall of 2007, in Quach's own home studio TQA-HQ in Montreal. Because of their very busy schedule, it took about a year before the two artists decided to get together to work on these tracks again. This time, Baker finalized the mixes in his home studio, resulting again in four long movements, clocking at around an hour's length. Instead of the overall terror-ambient feel of their first collaboration, the first two tracks actually find both guitarists exploring the brighter side of their spectrum, evoking the hope and the beauty represented in Christy Romanick's photographs that were again used for the artwork, in conjunction with Quach's sketches." [label info]