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.
This 44 minute piece may structurally resemble a classical composition – divided as it is into several interlocking stanzas – but it’s difficult to place it comfortably within the realm of modern music. If anything, ‘The Rest….’ evokes the otherwordly, fantastical obsessions of the Victorians (Conan Doyle, Lear, Grandville, Wellcome, etc) through means of meticulously manipulated instrumentation, samples and voice.Plinth, of course, is no stranger to Victoriana.
The CD features a fantastically detailed drawing from Bleeding Heart Narrative, folding out around the gatefold thick-card sleeve in a two colour print.
All copies come with a 12-panel foldout insert, and the 200 limited copies also include an extra two-colour numbered screenprint, and are also hand-numbered and sewn together.
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.