I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly

by They Grieve

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    "Their debut EP, "I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly", finds its conceptual starting point in Canadian author Timothy Findley’s novel "Pilgrim". In exploring the psychological and emotional contours of loss, grief, and memory, the record forms a seamless first-person narrative: "I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly" is the personal lamentation of a figure in anguish. The singular narrative resonates with the long-form composition — both elements coming together to produce an eclipsing phenomenology of grief."

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A drone-gloom project born of conflicting desires, Ottawa's They Grieve are a two-piece drawing influence from both minimalist ambient music as well as monolithic doom metal: the resulting sonic unity is a cultivated expression of urgency, tension, and weight.

Members Gary Thibert (formerly of Alaskan) and Deniz Guvenc (formerly of Stay Here) aim to experiment with new musical forms and textures while at the same time displaying reverence for their musical predecessors. Drone-y atmospherics meet with relentless power, while they incorporate semi-improvised synthesizers and electronics into the standard guitar/bass/percussion set up.

Their debut EP, "I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly", finds its conceptual starting point in Canadian author Timothy Findley’s novel "Pilgrim". In exploring the psychological and emotional contours of loss, grief, and memory, the record forms a seamless first-person narrative: "I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly" is the personal lamentation of a figure in anguish. The singular narrative resonates with the long-form composition—both elements coming together to produce an eclipsing phenomenology of grief.

Release Info:

"I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly" is set for a cassette co-release through Dwyer Records and 100 Eyes in December 2016. In support of their debut EP, They Grieve is embarking on a short tour of Ontario and Quebec with crust/grind outfit Greber (members of Fuck the Facts, The Great Sabatini). They are also releasing a music video for the final track on the record, “The Name of the Void”.

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released December 19, 2016

Gary Thibert: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drones
Deniz Guvenc: Percussion, Synthesizer, Vocals, Electronics

Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Gary Thibert at The Depot
Mastered by Topon Das at Apartment 2
Artwork and Layout by Pascale Arpin

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They Grieve Ottawa, Ontario

THEY GRIEVE is a two-piece drone/gloom band from Ottawa, Canada. Former members of ALASKAN and STAY HERE.

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Track Name: Cure
In the Wilderness I Came Upon an Altar to an Unknown God;

I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly

No voice called out: you came to me in a vision
Drenched and shaking, the light carves your figure—
A form given wholly to grief
A grace or an affliction,
A purity or a witness
Cure me
Let me see the marks death made
Let me see the work of ages—
For I am corruptible and you will corrupt me yet
You will be the engine of my ruin
You will flood me
And though your loving hands may tremble
I will guide them to my throat

Yet should those hands falter
Should they arrive
Bearing neither gift nor curse
It will be asked:
What has he given?
What has been given but loss?
What voice is given to what cannot be held?
Speak and be done with it
Speak and be rid of the violence of memory

It came to me in a vision:
I dreamt you spoke the name of the void