Listen full ver of digital version here: longlegslongarms.bandcamp.com/album/calendar
Quiqui 'Progressive' MV: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-d7t3xGRw0
Quiqui 'Calendar' MV: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFirtLLIxYU
もう少しの暦 / Calendar is the first full-length album by Skramz/Emo-Violence/Jazzcore/Experimental unit Quiqui. Hailing from Hashima, Japan, Quiqui spread their 1st full-length album on November 2021 with 3LA Records (JP) & Dog Knights (UK) on CD and LP versions. Calendar is a quite an experimental album when Quiqui blends so many elements, like math, rock, hardcore, and jazz inside. It's fresh, but also an album that can make your emotional feeling up and down deeply for almost 40 minutes with 14 tracks.
The band said, "We would be very happy if you could feel the change in this album and imagine the many cultures of music and literature that are in the process of change.". Quiqui wants the listener to connect their feeling with each song inside the Calendar album, and the theme cover of the album also connects the feeling between Quiqui, the listener, and the album.
And this year Gerpfast Records working with 3LA Records will reissue Quiqui 'もう少しの暦 / Calendar' in a very limited cassette version, pressed in brown-smoke color and only available 100 copies.
From Gifu Hashima to the world. The only emo-experimental-skramz ringing in the silent 2020s.
The time has finally come for the completion and release of quiqui's first album, "Calendar". Started in 2013 in Hashima, Gifu Prefecture, quiqui has released an edited CD "Machi no Suzumari", which includes newly written songs, after two EPs and an appearance at Taipei's DIY indie music festival in 2018. In the early days of their activities, they digested emo, screamo, and mass rock music with the sensibility of an unfinished youth, and the songs they spit out with emotion had the potential to change into any form. The songs are like sketches of rural landscapes that are disappearing from Japan, or minimal music with an experimental spirit in the lineage of UK indie rock.This album, however, is definitely more advanced than the previous ones.
The sound production, recorded, mixed, and mastered at Studio Nostos, may push the standard of EMO to a new level. The depth and profundity of the sound, which expresses the band's evolving musicality to the fullest, and even the blank spaces of silence therein, come vividly back to life. The band is about to step into a new realm with the confidence of their newly acquired sound, which will become their signature.
Having finally deviated from the framework of what might be called "hardcore" music, their sound can be described as "Skramz jazz". There is a sound that has shaken off the longing for their predecessors and has begun to walk their own path. I would like to assure you that we have completed the ultimate first album for EMO in the 2020s.
The cover artwork is by Katagiri, as on the previous edited CD, and the CD/LP binding is by nabsLAB. The energy in their music shouldn't be confined to EMO, passion, mass rock, or any other genre, and I can sense a universality in their pop that can transcend genres. Let's see where they go from here, and enjoy it together. I wrote. It's been about three years since then, and while their plans were repeatedly thwarted by the Corona disaster, they have finally completed their first album, "A Little More Calendar," and it has reached far beyond the expectations I had at the time.
Without being afraid of losing or changing, what will I find in myself that will be worn down in the repeating days?
released November 30, 2022
All songs by Quiqui, 2021
Cassette Released by Gerpfast Records & 3LA, 2022