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Music: Kishi Bashi

By Mike Breen · October 24th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Kishi Bashi is the name for the solo work of Brooklyn, N.Y.’s K Ishibashi, who’s become one of the go-to violin players in the world of Indie music, touring and/or recording with of Montreal, Regina Spektor and Alexi Murdoch, among many others. Also a founding member of the Indie/Synth Pop group Jupiter One, Ishibashi’s own material is an expansive brand of Art Pop, featuring looped, symphonic strings and voices mixed with magnetic, layered Electronic/Dance sounds and slanted Pop melodies, harmonies and structuring.

The end result is laid out gorgeously on Kishi Bashi’s compelling debut full-length on Joyful Noise Recordings from earlier this year, 151a, coming off like a strange but compelling mix of Andrew Bird, Smile-era Brian Wilson and of Montreal. Kishi Bashi performs a free show at Mayday (4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside) this Monday. The show starts at 9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 with New York acid Folk Rock troupe Tall Tall Trees. maydaynorthside.com.



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