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4 Bonjour's Parties

Pigments Drift Down to the Brook

(Mush; US: 4 Dec 2007; UK: 7 Jan 2008)

Mush’s latest pick-up all the way from Tokyo is an absolute gem. 4 Bonjour’s Parties consists of a seven piece chamber pop orchestra whose only ambition is to bring you the most reverberated, cascading electronic bliss possible, running the brass and wind instrument gamut through a classic rock line-up and a laptop with an accordion, glockenspiel, and other multi-syllabic rarities presiding. It’s like Tortoise jamming with the defunct members of the Acid Mothers Temple. Vocally, they swap back and forth between male and female, English and Japanese, but it’s hard to care either way. Their funky, jazzy, quirky bossa nova, chill, IDM grooves are far too complex yet composed to not swallow you up whole the second you dip your toes in it. As such, Pigments Drift Down to the Brook is a breathtaking experience in ethereality and catharsis through open-minded, collaborative sound.

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Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.


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