MD 064: THISQUIETARMY – UNCONQUERED 2008-2018 (10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

We are very happy to announce a very special co-release with thisquietarmy records in celebration of the 10th birthday of the debut album by thisquietarmy.

“Unconquered” was released 10 years ago and has put thisquietarmy‘s career on the map. After being re-released on vinyl back in 2011, we now celebrate another extended re-release on double CD.

First of all “Unconquered” got a completely new artwork by Eric Quach in connection with the tour book “Conqueror”, that got released by thisquietarmy in 2017 and which is available here. The album got re-mastered by thisquietarmy, giving the tracks some new sound aspects and dynamics. And to round up the package we added some very special tracks from 2008. Starting from “Dronewars”, which was already released digital and on vinyl, but we also included an extra CD featuring previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. One of those rarities is the epic 30 minutes instrumental track called “Into Dust / Out Of Dust”, inspired by Mazzy Star´s “Into Dust”. The whole package brings you an experience of 137 minutes of timeless ambient and drone music.

“Unconquered 2008-2018” comes as a 2CD, limited to 280 copies in a matt reverse printed digisleeve featuring photographies by Eric Quach, taken during his touring through the whole world.

Release Date: 14.09.2018
Preorder: starts 03.08.2018

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Tracklist

CD 1
Immobilization 6:16
Battlefield Arkestrah (featuring Aidan Baker) 8:52
Warchitects 5:16
The Sun Destroyers 6:42
Death of a Sailor 5:35
The Great Escapist 6:23
Mercenary Flags 9:36
Empire 6:22
Dronewars (Bonus Track; previously released digital and on vinyl re-issue 2011) 15:03

CD 2 (previously unreleased)
Into Dust / Out of Dust 30:33
Mercenary Flags | Empire (Live) 19:06
Battlefield Arkestrah | Warchitects (Live) 14:53
The Great Escapist (Unplugged) 2:01

MD 042: THISQUIETARMY – DEMOCRACY OF DUST

Years after “Altar of Drone” thisqietarmy returns to Midira with his new album “Democracy Of Dust”. We are thrilled to present you this masterpiece that documents a very special output by Eric Quach, very oppositional to what you heard before on “Altar of Drone” and other classic tqa releases.

During his residency at the Dissenso Studio in Sao Paolo, while touring with Labirinto, he recorded some tracks using different synthesizers. Back home he added some guitar tracks to the synthesizer recordings and finalized the tracks. The result is an impressive mixture of electronic and drone sounds, refined with ambient layers and subliminal beats.

The album got mastered for vinyl by Brian Wenckebach at Electric Blue Studios in Brooklyn and it takes you on a journey through familiar tqa sounds to some surprisingly electronic tunes with massive walls of sound and beats, that make you wobble while listening. A perfect floating and beating synthiedrone trip.

 

So get your hands on the console and preorder your copy of this outstanding album by thisquietarmy.

“Democracy Of Dust” comes in an edition of 300 copies on 12inch vinyl with full colour printed labels and a full colour artwork showing Sao Paolo from the bird’s eye view, printed inside-out on the rough side of a 300g cardboard sleeve.

200 copies come in as a regular edition on black vinyl including download code and 100 copies come as a limited edition on transparent blue vinyl, also including a CD with the digital mastered version of the album.

Tracklist

A
Welcome To Mendacity
Post-Truth
Transhumanism
New Home Of Mind

B
The Harbinger
A World Without Power
Nobody´s Free Until Everyone´s Free

Release date: 28.07.2017

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