It’s a big day here at Somewherecold Records and it also happens to be Bandcamp day. We are so excited to announce the pre-order for thisquietarmy x Hellenica: Houses of Worship. As long time fans of thisquietarmy (Eric Quach) and now new fans of the amazing work of Hellenica (Jim Demos), it is so exciting to get to release their collaboration here at Somewherecold Records.
From the duo themselves:
“Jim 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. It was only a matter of time until he’d run into Eric Quach of Thisquietarmy, an active pillar of the local experimental scene, through its numerous avant-garde gigs. They’d play together at the world-renown Casa Del Popolo and its now-defunct sister-venue La Vitrola (RIP), and meet up in Berlin during their respective European tours, as a regular seasonal escape from the ever-evolving love/hate Montreal scene and the overly conservative Canadian musical landscape in general.”
Limited to 100 copies, Houses of Worship is a masterful collaboration between these two pillars of the ambient and experimental communities.