The Singularity, Phase I–II 2CS
THISQUIETARMY X AWAY is the collaborative sci-fi drone metal project by guitarist Eric Quach (Thisquietarmy) and drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Voïvod. The unlikely duo crossed paths in their hometown of Montreal, when they both performed with their respective solo projects at the Drone Activity In Progress event curated by Red Bull Music Academy in 2016 and as part of the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival in 2018. Following an impromptu live collaboration during the latter, they planned a recording session out of their busy touring schedule in the winter of 2019, where they spent a full day at Méduse Audio working on several hours of materiel ranging from heavy slow-building metal to blissfully dreamy soundscapes. For the next year, Quach worked on the material on his own, recording additional overdubs to further shape up the tracks. In 2020, the duo finalized the mixes of their double album during the pandemic lockdown, aptly titled The Singularity.
Later that year, Phase I of the record was released by Quebec City-based indie label P572 as a deluxe limited edition vinyl LP which gained critical acclaim and international recognition from magazines such as Metal Hammer and Prog Magazine. Shortly after their performance at the 37th edition of the world-renowned Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), Phase II was released in June 2021.
The Singularity, Phase I–II is released October 2021 as a double cassette by Away's long-time US label Utech Records. The albums will also be available on digital streaming platforms for the first time.
Eric Quach (Guitar, Synth, Fx)
Michel Langevin (Drums)
Recorded at Méduse Audio by Marc-Olivier Germain, February 2019.
Overdubbed & mixed at TQA.HQ by Eric Quach throughout 2019x20.
Mastered by Méduse Audio by Marc-Olivier Germain, June 2020.
Artwork by Eric Quach and Michel Langevin.
The Singularity, Phase I–II
Deluxe, double cassette edition of 100 copies by Utech Records and Milwaukee Cassette Works.
Presented in a side-by-side case with expansive j-card printed in black ink on silver metallic stock. Includes 3" round holographic sticker exclusive to the cassette release.