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Kishi Bashi - 151a 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Kishi Bashi
151a 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
LP | 2006 | US | Reissue (Joyful Noise)
30,39 €* 31,99 € -5%
Release:2006 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
- 10 Year Anniversary Reissue- Featuring the album proper & demos of each song + rarities- Clear Vinyl, includes digital download- For Fans of: of Montreal, Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird//They say that you spend your entire life writing your first album, piecing every formative moment, scribbled turn of phrase, and thematic epiphany into a fantastical collage. Multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) disprovesthat old adage. The title of Kishi Bashi's 2011 debut album, 151a, is a riff on the Japanese phrase "ichi-go ichi-e," roughly translating to "one time, one place."That's exactly what this debut is: A singular time, an inimitable place, a launchpad for bigger and better things to come. "It's a play on words that translates as a performance aesthetic of having a unique performance in time, with imperfections, and enjoying it while you can," Ishibashi told NPR at the time of the album's release. "The saying reminds me to embrace my mistakes and move forward." From the deconstructed Beach Boys-esque doo-wop of "Wonder Woman" tothe menacing marriage of Eastern Hues and Western operatics of "Beat the Bright out of Me," 151a is a mediation between opposing drives, offering possible reconciliation but never promising it. The album's emotional wellspring, "I Am The Antichrist To You" was reimagined in 2021 when it was featured on the animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty, introducing Kishi Bashi to a new generation of awestruck fans.Kishi Bashi uses 151a as a vehicle to explore his cultural background. Using Japanese refrains as a compositional and textural device (the polyrhythmic grandeur of "Bright Whites"; the gleeful surrealism of "It All Began With a Burst"), Kishi Bashi celebrates his heritage with earnestness. Japanese phrases and couplets are sung as the response to Kishi Bashi's resplendent calls, offering listeners a conversation that dovetails with the album's themes of love, sentimentality, and self-discovery.Today, the "one time" and "one place" that 151a inhabited...
Kishi Bashi - Emigrant Ep Mountain Spring Clear Vinyl Edition
Kishi Bashi
Emigrant Ep Mountain Spring Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Joyful Noise)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Over The Last Several Years, The Critically Acclaimed Composer And Adventurous Multi-Instrumentalist Kishi Bashi Has Travelled Frequently To Montana And Wyoming To Work On Omoiyari, A "Song Film" About Japanese Internment During Wwii. The Experience Was Potent For Kishi Bashi, Who Conducted Research For The Film (And 2019 Album Of The Same Name) By Speaking To Internment Camp Incarcerees And Descendents. These Conversations Led To Him Reflecting On His Own Identity As A Japanese-American While Laying The Foundation Of His Forthcoming Emigrant Ep.Along With The Brutal History And Harsh Climate Of The American West, Kishi Bashi Also Sensed A Hope And Potential, Compassion, And Resilience. In Emigrant Ep, He Celebrates These Qualities. Arranged And Recorded Over The Last Year, The Six Tracks Serve As A Time Capsule Of The 2020 Condition And A Continuation Of The Concepts Explored In Omoiyari. What's More, They Find Kishi Bashi Rewriting Musical Tradition In The Image Of His Own Experience, Further Embracing His Love For Roots Music And Violin Fiddling. Meditating On The Anxieties Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, The Comforts Of Nature, The Pains Of Resource-Fueled Conflicts, And The Resiliency That Emerges From Struggle, Emigrant Ep Is Steeped In The Past While It Looks To The Future. "I Want To Understand The History, But Also Dive Inand Really Try To Humanize It," He Says. "I'm Trying...
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari White Vinyl Edition
Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Joyful Noise)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
LPs in Gatefold Jacket! Imagine being forced from your home. Imagine being sent to a prison camp with no trial, and no promise of release. Imagine all this happened simply because of the language you speak, the shade of your skin, or the roots of your family tree. For over 120,000 Japanese Americans this was a reality during World War II. It's a reality that Kishi Bashi seeks to reckon with on his latest release Omoiyari. Omoiyari is Kishi Bashi's fourth album - following the acclaimed 151a (2012), Lighght (2014), and Sonderlust (2016), which have garnered serious acclaim from outlets including NPR Music, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian - and his most important yet. Many of the songs were initially inspired by history and oppression, and he deftly weaves tales of love, loss, and wanting to connect listeners to the past. Channeling the hard-learned lessons of history, Omoiyari is an uncompromising musical statement on the turbulent sociopolitical atmosphere of present-day America.
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari Black Vinyl Edition
Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Joyful Noise)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
LPs in Gatefold Jacket! Imagine being forced from your home. Imagine being sent to a prison camp with no trial, and no promise of release. Imagine all this happened simply because of the language you speak, the shade of your skin, or the roots of your family tree. For over 120,000 Japanese Americans this was a reality during World War II. It's a reality that Kishi Bashi seeks to reckon with on his latest release Omoiyari. Omoiyari is Kishi Bashi's fourth album - following the acclaimed 151a (2012), Lighght (2014), and Sonderlust (2016), which have garnered serious acclaim from outlets including NPR Music, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian - and his most important yet. Many of the songs were initially inspired by history and oppression, and he deftly weaves tales of love, loss, and wanting to connect listeners to the past. Channeling the hard-learned lessons of history, Omoiyari is an uncompromising musical statement on the turbulent sociopolitical atmosphere of present-day America.
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