dimanche 5 mai 2013

Click + Listen #53 : KISHI BASHI

From Norfolk, VA, US
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Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites (official video)

Kishi Bashi, also known as Kaoru Ishibashi.

His biography says :
"Having collaborated and toured with indie strangelings of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, singer, violinist, and composer, K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi), embarks on a epic orchestral solo project. His solo live show is a dazzling array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics. K is also singer of the NYC synth rock band Jupiter One."
Four lines that say a lot, but you don't actually need to know about his previous collaborations. Just listen to his songs. What an amazing musician and singer he is !
His first and latest Paris show was on Monday 6th May 2013 at Nouveau Casino. [edit]

Kishi Bashi - I Am The Antichrist To You (Official video)

Releases :

including songs "Conversations at the End of the World" and "Evalyn, Summer Has Arrived (feat. of Montreal's Kevin Barnes)".

Really good songs on recorded version ! His live performances (solo or with other musicians) are also amazing ! Check out live performances at KEXP and NPR :

Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites (live at KEXP with musicians)

Kishi Bashi - Atticus, In The Desert (live at KEXP with musicians)

Kishi Bashi: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (May 2012)
Setlist :
"Improvisation / Atticus, In The Desert"
"Bright Whites"
"I Am The Antichrist To You"

I discovered him last year via a live session video. I think it was via the NPR session above.

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