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.
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.
Jonathan Canupp is a name you should know but probably don’t, but then again might. He records under Ten and Tracer and I’ve been into his records for ages and ages now. Back when I was checking out early net label releases, Jonathan came up as one of two people whose work in their entirety I just fell in love with. And funny how he actually works with the other artist now and lives in the same damn city – the person being a certain Jason Corder (offthesky, Juxta Phona) no less. He makes wonderful IDM music and in fact I may have asked him years ago now to make us a ‘meaty beaty’ record. And along he comes with the very cheek of making some sublimely evolved, subtly woven record using violin, tape machines, guitars, maybe some keyboards and other stuff too. Friendless Now is a beautifully realised work, and one of my favourite Ten and Tracer releases to date.