SOME BECAME HOLLOW TUBES
Keep it in the Ground
Some Became Hollow Tubes floating in the ocean.
6 self recorded improvised drone rock waves from Eric Quach (thisquietarmy - relentless DIY powerhouse) and Aidan Girt (Godspeed You! Black Emperor).
Chords loop, pedals get pushed, pounding drum parts get added and subtracted, it starts quiet and gets loud. Eric no longer needs to worry about the rhythm, Aidan no longer has to worry about the song structure. All four ears stay cocked and listening even if neither of them are very good at keeping eye contact.
One life to live, pound drone and loop this moment into the present, hahaha lets keep joking, it's ok.... the music has our sadness. This world is dying, the machines are getting better and better at eating material things to create nothing and all we can do is make wordless music in response.
"something of a masterclass in drums/guitar/FX/synth improvisation. Girt's drumwork is fascinatingly eventful without it ever slipping into unnecessary ostentation. As the perfect accompaniment, Quach's shoegazing textures continuously shift in shape, expanding and deflating as required, impressive in appearance from a macro distance yet also finely detailed like the sonic equivalent of a puffer fish." The Quietus
"Wide of angle, stunningly executed, shot through with wordless emotion, Keep It In The Ground is a score for a film that doesn’t exist – and even if it did, it would struggle to match the breath-taking sonic splendour found here." Astral Noize
"Brooding and intense, but never overbearing or claustrophobic, Keep It In The Ground is a relentless sonic wonderment that enriches and enhances the listener. Another gem from Gizeh records. Here's to the next chapter." Soundblab
"I think the message is clear here. If you're into drones & drums, kraut & psychedelic, ambient & percussion, you need this album." Merchant of Air
"Despite its instrumental nature, Keep it in the Ground manages to tell a tale full of human spirit and personality, that is highly captivating and rewarding." The Sound Not The Word
Aidan Girt - Drums
Eric Quach - Guitar, FX, Synths
Recorded behind the meat shop in an old sexy car wash.
Additional overdubs done at TQA HQ.
Mixed at The Pines
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market.
Photography by Meryem Yildiz
Layout/Design by Eric Quach
June 21st 2019
LP / Digital
LP is a limited edition of 300 copies on Bone coloured vinyl. Housed in a heavyweight, 350gsm, matte-finished sleeve.
Initial pre-orders come with a limited edition postcard print. Hand-printed and numbered by SmilingPaperGhosts.
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