|MH-256 4 Bonjour's Parties - Pigments Drift Down To The Brook
4 Bonjour's Parties is a seven member strong ensemble from Tokyo, Japan. Their debut full-length release, Pigments Drift Down To The Brook, with it's expansive, chamber-music approach to song structure and production, hints at modern risk-takers Architecture In Helsinki and The Arcade Fire. Alternating between sweet and majestic, the combination of male and female vocals, sung both in Japanese accented English, is an aural wonder. Keyboards and wind instruments lay on top of a bed of dream-rock guitar, bass, and drums, creating moments of 60’s guitar pop, Neu inspired repetition, and modern electronics, all within the same expansive track. Pigments Drift Down To The Brook marks 4 Bonjour's Parties as a band that deserves close attention.
|A big sound with a sense of wonder to it - Remix / Should be making the world of pop music take notice - The Needle Drop / A gloriously dreamy treasure - Organ / Breathtaking experience in ethereality and catharsis - PopMatters / Nothing quite like this on the market today - Slug / You can't go wrong with this - Giant Robot
|Their name sounds as if something's been lost in translation, but you won't lose a thing if you invest a bit of time or money into Japan's 4 Bonjour's Parties. This seven piece Toyko ensemble shapes all manner of instruments into one gorgeous kaleidoscope of sound. Woodwinds and synths, glockenspiels and guitars blend into epic twists of modern-day chamber pop. The debut from 4 Bonjour's Parties, Pigments Drift Down To The Brook, sounds like a long distance pen pal reply to the High Llamas or Stereolab; their sweet boy/girl vocals evoke a tone similar to contemporary Icelandic artists Múm and Sigur Ros. The band signed to Japan's And Records right lickety-split after opening for Clue to Kalo and I expect you'll take an immediate liking to them as well. - 3Hive