TQA021 : Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Document: Eurotour 2011, Live in Paris & Ljubljana

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Disc 1: Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris (May 29th, 2011)

1. Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris - Part I (12:34)
2. Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris - Part II (10:28)
3. Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris - Part III (08:13)
4. Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris - Part IV (09:57)

Disc 2: Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana (June 7th, 2011)

1. Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana - Part I (14:46)
2. Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana - Part II (10:28)
3. Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana - Part III (08:13)
4. Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana - Part IV (06:08)
5. Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana - Part V (11:50)

Disc 3: thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana (June 7th, 2011)

1. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part I (09:19)
2. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part II (07:59)
3. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part III (06:37)
4. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part IV (08:15)
5. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part V (04:22)
6. thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana - Part VI (06:11)

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The long awaited 3xCD document from Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy's European tour in 2011 is finally available!

This document should have been available sooner, but the magnitude of this project overcame several mutations. In the end, we wanted to present this document as a very limited box set with tons of goodies as to relate the tour experience as much as possible, and to be distributed directly into their hands of our closet fans. No middlemen & no promos for this one. Thus, we have chosen to release it through TQA Records (thisquietarmy's label) & Pirate Ship Records, with the exclusive distribution from Basses Fréquences & Broken Spine Productions (Aidan Baker's label). This document presents 3 live sets on 3 separate black-bottomed discs:

Disc 1 (silver) - Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy - Live in Paris (May 29th, 2011)
Disc 2 (white) - Aidan Baker - Live in Ljubljana (June 7th, 2011)
Disc 3 (black) - thisquietarmy - Live in Ljubljana (June 7th, 2011)

The Paris show was set up by Basses Fréquences, at the Village Label of the Villette Sonique festival for a collaboration between Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy, in which Aidan have decided to play the drums merely five minutes before the show started. Needless to say that this recording has captured an incredibly unique & spontaneous performance that was not rehearsed in any way, and that could never be reproduced again. The solo sets from the Ljubljana concert (set up by Rok Pregelj) were recorded at Menza Pri Koritu with the collaboration of the venue's soundman Marko Trsenjak. Aidan's set was completely improvised, while thisquietarmy's set incorporates some open-ended song structures from his latest releases mixed with several improvised segments.

Additionally, we have included a tour report, a tour diary (written by Eric Quach), 3 flyers from the Bochum (designed by Dimitrios Kaitsis), Paris (designed by Jerome Moncada) & Ljubljana (designed by Zoran Pungercar) show and an unique set of 6 photographs randomly picked from 100 photos taken during the tour by Eric Quach. All of these items fit inside an elegant white A7 envelope, on which was printed a photograph of Aidan Baker & thisquietarmy, taken the morning after the first show of the tour in Bochum, Germany by Cristobal Marquez.

The whole thing is enclosed inside a beautiful white DVD triple-case. Lastly, every case was decorated with an old and unique European stamp, and also includes a custom-made guitar pick embedded with Pirate Ship Records' & TQA Records' logos. Everything was designed, printed, cut and hand-assembled by Eric Quach, with the help of Jason Sykes.

Release date: Febuary 14th, 2012. Price: 25$

Pre-order between Febuary 7th and Febuary 13th to reserve your copy, specially priced at only 20$ + shipping.

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released February 14, 2012

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