COVER IMAGE
CD released: Nov 20, 2015

Tracklisting:
1. Manchester
2. Bittersweet Genesis For Him And Her
3. Atticus, In The Desert
4. Carry On Phenomenon
5. I Am The Antichrist To You
6. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
7. The Ballad Of Mr. Steak
8. Conversations At The End Of The World
9. In Fantasia
KISHI BASHI
STRING QUARTET LIVE!
Label: JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS
Cat No: JNR166CD
Barcode: 0714270689277
Packaging: CD Regular

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso, singer, and composer Kishibashi, who has recorded, toured, and collaborated with artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal. In 2011, he launched what would become a successful and celebrated solo career, releasing his debut album, 151a, to praise from the likes of Stereogum, SPIN, and the Huffington Post, earning the title of NPR's "Best New Artist Of The Year" in 2012, and gaining critical acclaim for his 2014 sophomore release, Lighght.

Though he studied classical composition and considers the violin his primary muse, Kishi Bashi's songs feature a diverse mix of instrumentation and unconventional songwriting, resulting in a unique and experimental sound that defies genre. He flits from bright chamber-pop with frantic, dizzying melodies to soft but emotionally-charged ballads, looping bits and pieces to create complex layers of sound.

On November 13th, Kishi Bashi will release String Quartet Live!, his third full-length album for Joyful Noise Recordings. It consists of nine songs from both 151a and Lighght, performed live by K and an accompanying string ensemble. Where his first two releases featured an array of stringed instruments, percussion and electronic elements, the new live album finds K's familiar songs reimagined, allowing his soaring vocals to take center stage above a foundation of interweaving strings. Fan favorites like shimmering ballad "Manchester" and the lively "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" are given new life with updated arrangements and a palpable, infectious energy that can only come from a live performance.

You may also like...

KISHI BASHI
BRIGHT WHITES B/W THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (BY TALKING HEADS) 7in
KISHI BASHI
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A BURST B/W PROLOGUE / TWILIGHT (BY ELO) 7in
KISHI BASHI
MANCHESTER B/W A SUNDAY SMILE (BY BEIRUT) 7in
KISHI BASHI
OMOIYARI CD
KISHI BASHI
OMOIYARI LP
KISHI BASHI
OMOIYARI (WHITE VINYL) LP
KISHI BASHI
ROOM FOR DREAM EP 10in