ARTISTS

QUIET COUNTRIES



MEMBERS
Leb Borgeson - voice, a baritone guitar, two looping pedals, an MPC 1000, a Casio CZ 101 keyboard, various effects pedals

BIO
Quiet Countries is the one man band of ex-Laserhawk drummer Leb Borgerson. Leb creates lushly orchestrated, uniquely written songs. In 2003 Quiet Countries released a limited edition EP on Lucky Madison Records, consisting of early versions of songs from his live set, sound experiments, and fleshed-out improvisations.

In February 2006 Quiet Countries debut full-length, "No One Makes a Sound" will come out on Lucky Madison. Recorded over two years and containing most of the music in the live set since late 2002, the album continues the mood and atmosphere of the EP but is a more fully realized version of the Quiet Countries sound. Glitchy, pounding beats mix with swirling guitars, chiming glockenspiels, warm keyboards, and Leb's eerie voice. Reverent organ tones blend with Japanese zithers, pianos and strange samples to create moody, but beautiful music. Although Leb plays most of the instruments on the album, two of the best tracks are products of collaboration; "A Wicked Word" features the considerable talents of Lisa Molinaro (violin and viola) and Kevin O'Connor (drums) from Talk Demonic, and Victor Paul Nash (vibes) from Point Juncture WA. The ode to paranoia that is "If My Hands Shake" featured the beautiful voices of The Quiet Country Singers: Lauren Finbraaten, Alan Singley, Liam Kenna (The Snuggle Ups), Emilie Strange (Junior Private Detective) and Victor Paul Nash (Point Juncture WA).

PRESS
It's a damn near checklist of Portland musicians who guest on Quiet Countries' latest album, No One Makes a Sound—there are peeps from Talkdemonic, Point Juncture, WA, the Snuggle Ups, Junior Private Detective. And the one man who is Quiet Countries—Leb Borgerson—has a class act here, with a slick, confident, and dark record filled with his lilting vocals, pulled guitar notes, warm keyboards, and shuffling, moody beats. - Erik Henriksen, Portland Mercury

SHOWS

06/09 Portland OR, @ The Woods

MEDIA




Quiet Countries and Wilding 05.16.09



Karate Williams featuring A.E.D at Holocene 04.19.09

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QUIET COUNTRIES
No One Makes A Sound
LM034 - CD
Released 2006

QUIET COUNTRIES
EP
LM026 - CD
Released 2004

CATALOG

QUIET COUNTRIES - No One Makes A Sound
LM034 - CD
Realeased 2006

TRACK LISTINGS:

*01* quagmire
*02* the message
*03* the year of the gun
*04* interlude 1
*05* a wicked word
*06* the world of 10,000 things
*07* quiet countries now
*08* intyerlude 2
*09* sacrifice forwarning
*10* variations of a letter
*11* last leaf on a dead tree
*12* the emissary
*13* The quiet life of firecrackers
*14* interlude 3
*15* if my hand shake

QUIET COUNTRIES - EP
LMD026 - CD

Released 2004

TRACK LISTINGS:

*01* you eraser
*02* last leaf on a dead tree
*03* back into the ocean
*04* quiet countires, silent wars
*05* you are a storm
*06* variations on a letter


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