Stamped black bottom CDR, A7 white envelopes, three 5″x7″ prints. Handmade. Edition of 100.
Mains de Givre is a guitar/violin-centered ambient project involving self-taught experimentalist Eric Quach and classically trained musician Émilie Livernois-Desroches, from Montreal.
Quach is widely known for the experimental drone/shoegaze work he’s produced under his thisquietarmy alias and also is the founder of the post-rock band Destroyalldreamers.
Livernois-Desroches has played violin since she was seven years old and has been a part of various chamber music and symphonic orchestras. She also performs/performed with a wide variety of bands in styles ranging from pop to post-rock to medieval folk-black metal such as Le Diable aux Corsets, Sugarshack, Les Bâtards du Nord, Marie-Mai and Profugus Mortis.
So far, they’ve released one album called ‘Esther Marie’ in 2010 on Textura (Canada) which was nicely received, as well as an EP “Insomnie à l’Ail” on TQA Records (Canada) & several tracks on various compilations.
‘Mort” regroups works from the last recording sessions in 2010 & 2011.
It might be the final release for this project.
I first came across Marihiko Hara’s work in 2007, with his ‘Cesura’ release on the excellent Italian net-label – Zymogen. It really drew me in more than most other work that was doing the rounds at the same time. It had the sort of organic details and attention to beautiful subtle developments that I had only really heard in offthesky and Nicolas Bernier before (both label mates on Zymogen I should add). It became my soundtrack to that year and an album I returned to almost daily during the winter months. After this I followed Marihiko’s work carefully, from his rather fantastic 2009 ‘Icon’ release on Cotton Goods to his recent ‘Prosa’ collaboration with Tomas Phillips on Tench Records.
Inside the book: 36-pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (the Clean, the Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla’s finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK ’90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed.
With The Rules of Another Small World, M. Ostermeier has arrived at an elegant voice – otherworldly and strangely beautiful, much like the desolate Taiwanese San-Zhr Pod Village gracing the album cover.
While elements of electroacoustic, modern classical, jazz, glitch, drone, ambient, and even lounge weave in and out of the record’s eleven compositions, The Rules of Another Small World is the converse of an eclectic collection of songs.