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    Comes is matt finish digisleeve, with artwork by Eric Quach. Poem and tiltles by Annie Lafleur

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Steppe is an unlikely free jazz drone collaboration between Canadian guitarist Eric Quach (thisquietarmy) and Belgian drummer Tom Malmendier, fueled by nomadic multi-continental travel stories through cold windy landscapes and warm improbable meetings through the interconnected underground arts scene. Both musicians met at Beauté Soniques festival in Namur (Belgium) for a Hypnodrone Ensemble gig in the fall of 2016.


released June 1, 2019

NOR020 | 2019 | Norwegianism Records / TQA & Tom Malmendier

Guitars, FX: Eric Quach.
Drums, percussions, toys and objects: Tom Malmendier.

Recorded at SYP, Montreal by Charly Buss & Eric Quach, February 2017. Additional guitars recorded at TQA.HQ, Montreal by Eric Quach, July 2018. Mixed by Eric Quach, August 2018 & mastered by Eric Quach January 2019.

Photography & artwork by Eric Quach.
Poem & titles by Annie Lafleur


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Norwegianism Records Goor, Netherlands

Norwegianism Records established in 2011, releasing noise, free- jazz, drone, grindcore, power-electronics and other weird stuff for the masses. A huge thank you goes out to René and Otto for shaping the label, their cooperation and the crash course in label management. You guys rule!

Norwegianism Records isn’t done with the world yet.

Hans van der Velden
Norwegianism Records
Goor, 2019
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