FourColor "As Pleat" 2011.5.3 on Sale

As Pleat

As Pleat cover
  1. Quiet Gray 1 [featuring Moskitoo]
  2. Skating Azure
  3. Bleach Black
  4. Frosted Mint
  5. Carmine Fall
  6. Ecru Diver
  7. Snow Petal
  8. Iris(Familiar) [featuring Moskitoo]
  9. Canary Breath
  10. Quiet Gray 2

FourColor "As Pleat"
CAT.NO:12k1065
RELEASE:May 03 2011
FORMAT:CD
EDITION:1000
LABEL: 12k

Fourcolor is the solo project of Keiichi Sugimoto (Minamo, Filfla) and should be well known to the 12k audience with his two previous releases, Air Curtain (2004) and Letter of Sounds (2006) both highly regarded and now out of print, which established him as one of the label’s leading roster figures.

As Pleat takes the familiar sound of Fourcolor and explores some subtle new sonic territory. It’s as tonal and warm as always but he expands on his style by including more fractured, accidental sounds and an obvious growth in experience and talent. What makes Fourcolor’s music so engaging is how Sugimoto manages to coax a lovely spectrum of sounds from his guitar without it ever sounding too over-processed or digital. From bubbling, low bass that provides a foundation to woven harmonies, pulses, and shimmers, there is a rich palette of sounds created. Add in a bit of careful, jittery skip-editing and implied rhythms and a groove starts to emerge from the ambience. Hints of his poppier Filfla project also come into play once again as Fourcolor brings in some guest-vocals courtesy of Sanae Yamasaki (aka Moskitoo) who lends her angelic voice to “Quiet Gray 1” and “Iris (Familiar)” adding further dimension to the works.

As Pleat is unquestionably Fourcolor, but there is a pillow-like quality to the sound, a softness that plays beautifully off of the more organic edits and sharper plucks that all combines to create the most engaging Fourcolor album to date.

[Credits]

All songs composed and mixed by Keiichi Sugimoto
Voices on track1&10 by Moskitoo
Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Cover painting by Moskitoo
Photography by Keiichi Sugimoto

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Events

Friday 1st July @Fukuoka Kieth Flack
REST – FourColor “As Pleat” Release Party –
Date
Friday 1st July / open: 22:00
Venue
Kieth Flack
Fee
with Flyer: 2000yen with 1drink / Door: 2500yen with 1drink
Reservation
pocket1981tb@yahoo.co.jp
Guest Live
FourColor (12k)
Live
Kohshi Kamata, Ozaki Koichi
DJ
tetsuro, KT, ababa, AnammastrA, Yukari Fresh
VJ
BijonoB, AK
Inquiry
Otonoha

rest flyer
Friday 15th July @Hiroshima Organ-za
layer of perspectives #17
Date
Friday 15th July / open 19:30 start 20:00
Venue
Organ-za
2F, 1-4-32, Tokaichi-cho, Naka-ku, Hirosima-shi, 730-0805
TEL 082-295-1553
Fee
adv 2000yen day 2500yen [w/one drink order]
Special Guest
FourColor (12k)
Live
stabilo (speaker gain teardrop), kyohei hasegawa, メランコルン, hideride (pausemo)
Inquiry
http://speakergainteardrop.com/

layer17 flyer
Saturday 16th July @Kobe space eauuu
FourColor "As Pleat" release tour in Kobe
Date
Saturday 16th July open:1800 /start 18:30
Venue
space eauuu
3F, 2-6-10, Motomachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi
Fee
2000yen(with 1drink)
Live
FourColor (12k)
Takahiro Yamamoto(turntable)×Naka Takuji(sax)
dobames / cogito
Inquiry
http://sukimaindustries.blogspot.com/

Sunday 17th July @Osaka nu things JAJOUKA
night cruising OSAKA
Date
Sunday 17th July open/start 17:00
Venue
nu things JAJOUKA
2-18-18, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi / Tel: 06-6211-8711
Fee
adv. 2000yen(+1drink) / door 2500yen(+1drink)
*You can get the advance tickets by e-mail to this address: nightcruising@me.com
Live
FourColor, Marihiko Hara, SJQ, [.que]
DJ
DJ iToy aka PsysEx, AAAsaaREE, RAIJIN, Tatsuya
VJ
kono junpei, 宮本精子
Inquiry
night cruising

night cruising flyernight cruising logo
Monday 18th July @Hamamatsu naru
FourColor “As Pleat” Release tour at naru
Date
Monday(national holiday!)18th July open 18:30 / start 19:00
Venue
naru
2F, 102-12, Itayamachi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
Fee
adv. 2000yen / door. 2500yen
*You can get the advance tickets by e-mail to this address: ymimmr@gmail.com
Live
FourColor, オシロスコッティ, chocoringers
DJ
QUA-KEN
Inquiry
ymimmr@gmail.com

Friday 10th June
@MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO content
*Thank you for coming!! The event is finished.
FourColor "As Pleat" Release Party

release party flyer
Date
Friday 10th June 19:00open / 19:30start
Venue
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO content
B1F, 4-1-1, Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0022 / TEL: 03-5431-7329
MAP
Fee
adv. 2,500yen / door 3,000yen(with 1 drink)
Live
FourColorCosmos(Ami Yoshida & Sachiko M)、
Christopher Willitssoul tune factory
PA
Flysound
Sound System
Taguchi, whitelight
Organizing
cubic music
Inquiry
cubic music

FourColorCosmoschristopher willitssoul tune factory
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Video

Music Video - FourColor "Quiet Gray 1 [featuring Moskitoo]"

Performance - FourColor Live in Tokyo,14 FEB 2011


Performance - FourColor Live in Osaka,17 JUL 2011

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