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1) “quiet” or Quiet (English translation) is a Japanese indie rock band comprised of Rue Burch (vocals, guitar), Rich Lee (background vocals, bass), and Trés Goodman (Goodearl) (background vocals, drums, percussion), formed in Northern Kyushu, Japan during the summer of 2001. The band originally started in 1992 when Rue Burch met Rich Lee in Ellensburg, Washington. In 1997 Rue and Rich ended up in Kyushu, Japan and decided to start a band in 1998, with drums and other guitars covered by a number of folks who come and went. It was not until 2000 when they met up with Trés Goodman (Goodearl) a fellow American and drummer who also happened to live in Kyushu. The band cements and calls itself “bleach” after the first nirvana album, does a bunch of gigs throughout northern Kyushu, but changes their name to Quiet so as to avoid confusion with the Okinawan female punk band Bleach in 2001.

“quiet” Quiet has two studio albums, including one recorded in a makeshift studio in Rich’s traditional Japanese house in the mountains of Yabakei, Oita Prefecture, Japan followed by the 2002 recording of one of their many Tropi Coco Cafe live sessions at the famous Tropicocs in Yanagigaura-Usa, Oita Prefecture, Japan. Rue has since headed to grad school on some remote island paradise; Rich joined “Nanbanjin” for a minute while their bassist left for sabbatical to study ESL teaching in Budapest; Trés became Nanbanjin’s International tour manager for their 2006 Nanbanjin Take Back the UK World Tour and is now interpreting for a Japanese automotive company.


2) QUIET was formed at the tail-end of 2005 when close friends Charlie Margiotta (Enthralled), Brian Logan (Enthralled), Mike Neumeister (Into the Dementia), and Jake Horowitz (formerly of Decimate) were inspired to experiment with drone/ambient music. Taking influences from Sunn O))), Growing, Earth, Boris, Isis, Hyatari, Methadrone, and a slew of others, QUIET blend minimalistic drone with post-rock and funeral doom, effectively generating melancholic textures, depressive soundscapes, and a torturous atmosphere. The band’s lineup of 2 guitarists and 2 bassists, coupled with their usage of peculiar instruments such as theremin, help define their unique sound.

QUIET plan to begin playing shows in 2007, in and around the New York City area. They are currently in the process of creating their first recording, which will be available ASAP.

3) QUIET is also a belgian band. Born in 1998 in the area of Andenne through the meeting of Jerome Henriette and Sebastien Schmit (now active in the acclaimed free noise band K-Branding), Quiet has played a considerable lot of gigs all around the southern part of Belgium, reaching on their way the finals of the Concours Circuit 2001. During that period, Quiet will have recorded two demos (A bitter place & Washday) and one EP ( From the bridge, I see light) for which they incorporate Jérôme Monet in the Quiet team but the line-up will not survive the heatwave of summer 2004. But after a three-year-long break during which one the members of the band concentrate on various personal projects (MeandIalone, Tristamine, projects in Jazz and contemporary classical music), Quiet comes back with a brand new rythm section and releases a new demo without fanfare (The Past factory). On stage, the performances of the band are a perfect mix of power, melancholy, rage and nostalgia, drowned in some kind of fatalism. In March 2009, Quiet pushes the door of the studio open to finally start recording their very first album : The Grammar of Night ; the night being the ideal moment for conjugating the restless wondering of an existence in all the possible modalities.

4) Quiet is also a melancholic pop/ rock band from Finland.

Edited by Goodearl on 25 Jul 2011, 05:26

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