This time Quach joins forces with fellow countryman Michel 'Away' Langevin who is known as the co-founder and drummer of the Canadian progressive metal band Voivod. Away is also the designer of the Voivod album covers and is responsible for the artwork of The Singularity- Phase I. The two Canadians started to record in secret with an eye on multiple releases. Two extreme worlds with an eruption of ideas merge into a maze of Sci-Fi drone metal.
The typical guitar sound of Thisquietarmy is present but raves with both soft and abrasive string signals, drones and post rock. Away shows excellent drumming on this creative experiment and pushes this project to higher standards of quality improvisations. The gentlemen leave room for quieter parts embedded in a sinister and futuristic rim. The chemistry that develops between the two Canadians debouches in enthralling and powerful bursts of blissful sonic dreamscapes and crunching metal that evoke images of an imaginary future.
Quach had many interesting collaborations with artists such as Aidan Baker, Yellow6 and Year Of No Light, but on The Singularity-Phase I he shows a more experimental side to his guitar-based soundscapes. We have delved into this album and conclude that this is by far his best work. Curiosity about the sequel of this album has been aroused. This highly recommended album is available on digital and vinyl formats.