/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      10 CHF  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Play at 45 rpm. and 33 rpm

    Includes unlimited streaming of meridians via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      12 CHF or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 62 three:four records releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Yann Gourdon, Jupiter and Beyond, Mike Wexler with Synthetic Love Dream, Racconto Artigiano, Dix Ailes, L'inattingible, Early Abstractions, Vol. 1, Les Particules, and 54 more. , and , .

      312 CHF or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
2.

about

The collaboration between Scott Cortez and thisquietarmy doesn’t really come as a surprise. The latter acknowledges that the previous works from Cortez (under the lovesliescrushing moniker) greatly influenced his work, to the point of using the same way of writing the band’s name (no capital letter and no spaces between words) for his actual solo project. The main thing that they have in common is their unconventional use of the guitar, which they consider as a signal generator. They then process those sounds through various effects, to obtain a different result than that of the original signal until the source becomes almost undetectable. Meridians is also the first vinyl production from thisquietarmy, as it is Scott Cortez’s first under his real name.

Meridians is a cross-project between the two artists. Separated by 1.000 miles, Eric Quach (thisquietarmy) and Scott Cortez simultaneously began to record the first guitar layer for both sides on December 18th 2009 at 1pm EST. The original drone was supposed to be played like a three tones piece, with the use of a different string for each tone. They then sent the result to each other to work on the piece that the other had begun. This is how they recorded the two tracks that feature on this record.
This is definitely an unusual practice, far from the classic split exercise and the result is fascinating: abstract, radiant and hypnotic drones that intertwine with numerous harmonic structures. They created a coherent whole that goes beyond their unique recording method.

credits

released June 15, 2010

mastering: julien grandjean at jetlag
artwork: arnaud guillet

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

three:four records Lausanne, Switzerland

focus : avant-folk, ambient and noise projects, improvisation, songwriting, modern composition, experimental music, avant- rock, electronic and folk music, soundtracks, etc. from Switzerland, Portugal, Canada, France, United States, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, etc.) ... more

contact / help

Contact three:four records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like meridians, you may also like: