The Colorist

The Colorist

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Kobe Proesmans and Aarich Jespers founded The Colorist as a weird backup band for pop-oriented singers. Among them, Sumie Nagano, who writes delicate, intimate songs that require a little more than her voice and acoustic guitar to impress.

The unorthodox use of classical instruments in combination with a wide variety of self-created musical instruments forms the foundation of innovative sounds and grooves. The intriguing and ground-breaking sound spectrum is inspired by the works of Harry Partch, Moondog and Luigi Rusollo a.o.

Songs are reorchestrated and recomposed, the contours of these songs are re-colored, in the same way a colorist would do in a movie or comic book. Although the arrangements of the songs are completely new, you can call it ‘an acoustic live remix’ or ‘an inverse Karaoke’.

The orchestra is characterized by its members, an eight-piece outfit, among them; Kobe Proesmans (percussion, calabash), Aarich Jespers (percussion, flapamba), Sep François (melodic percussion, hammered mbar), Wim De Busser (grand piano, prepared piano, keys), Tim Vandenbergh (doublebass, el.bass), Gerrit Valckenaers (bass clarinet, stones, mirrors, glass bowls, electronics), Jeroen Baert (violin), Karel Coninx (viola)

The Colorist invites singers they admire into their world and whose music they feel a strong connection with; previously, they had the honour to work with Sumie Nagano (Japan/Sweden - Bella Union) 2014, Cibelle (UK/Brazil - Crammed Disc) 2014 and Emiliana Torrini (Iceland - Rough Trade) 2015. The Colorist’s last collaboration with Miss Torrini received raving reviews in the Belgian press and concerts sold out in almost all venues. This collaboration is extended into a series of upcoming international concerts and the release of a live recording.
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The Colorist Discography Tracks

Albums

The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini - The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini (Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rough Trade UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Colorist Show Talked Windows(7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num, Tra) Colorist Records none Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
RTRADDS831 The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini - Speed Of Dark(File, MP3, Single, 320) Rough Trade RTRADDS831 UK & Europe 2016
RTRADDS829 The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini - When We Dance(File, MP3, Single, 320) Rough Trade RTRADDS829 UK & Europe 2016
RTRADDS829RMX The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini - When We Dance (Dan Carey Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Rough Trade RTRADDS829RMX UK & Europe 2017

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