Set and Setting w/ Thisquietarmy + They Grieve

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Set and Setting w/ Thisquietarmy + They Grieve

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


@ Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone)

Come check out this amazing tour:

Set and Setting:

Set and Setting are an instrumental band from St. Petersburg Florida, whose work encompasses drone and ambient music to experimental rock and metal. Their debut album “Equanimity”, was issued in 2013 via Science of Silence Records, which they supported with the effort of DIY touring throughout the underground and extreme music scenes in all of the U.S. and parts of Canada. In 2014, Set and Setting released their second album, “A Vivid Memory” via Prosthetic Records and continued to tour internationally and locally with bands such as Mouth of the Architect, EyeHateGod, Inter Arma, and Kayo Dot throughout 2015. 2016 brought a tough year of writing and recording while battling injuries within the band limiting live performances. The beginning of 2017 brought Set and Setting’s third full-length album, “Reflectionless” along with a European Tour and a stop at the renown Dunk!Festival in Belgium.

THISQUIETARMY is a guitar-based drone project from Montreal. By combining textural and rhythmic elements of ambient/noise, electronic/shoegaze, post-punk/krautrock, black/doom metal, thisquietarmy creates a wide range of dynamic soundscapes which oscillates between dreamy minimalism and heavily-layered walls of sound, pulsated by thick industrial beats.

Since 2005, thisquietarmy has put out over 40 releases on more than 25 different labels worldwide such as Consouling Sounds, Denovali Records, Aurora Borealis, Alien8 Recordings, Shelter Press & three:four Records. His vast discography also includes collaborations with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (loveliescrushing), André Foisy (Locrian), Labirinto, Monarch, Noveller, Syndrome (Amenra), USA Out of Vietnam, Year Of No Light & Yellow6, and has taken part in other projects such as Hypnodrone Ensemble & Destroyalldreamers. He also collaborates with Godspeed You! Black Emperor members Philippe Leonard (16mm film loops) as an A/V duo and Aidan Girt (drums) as a guitar/drums duo.

A drone-gloom project born of conflicting desires, Ottawa’s They Grieve (ex-Alaskan, Stay Here) are a two-piece drawing influence from both minimalist ambient music as well as monolithic doom metal: the resulting sonic unity is a cultivated expression of urgency, tension, and weight.

Their debut EP, “I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly”, finds its conceptual starting point in Canadian author Timothy Findley’s novel “Pilgrim”. In exploring the psychological and emotional contours of loss, grief, and memory, the record forms a seamless first-person narrative: “I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly” is the personal lamentation of a figure in anguish. The singular narrative resonates with the long-form composition — both elements coming together to produce an eclipsing phenomenology of grief.

$5 – $10 sliding / No one turned away.


October 6, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm