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Kishi Bashi Vinyl, CD & tapes by Kishi Bashi at Norman Records

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Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari

Kishi Bashi was previously a member of bands Jupiter One and Of Montreal. Omoiyari is his fourth solo album. Bashi, as the son of Japanese immigrants, has been feeling insecure since Trump took office with talk of walls and all that, bringing back feelings of how Japanese Americans were treated after WWII. On Joyful Noise.

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Sonderlust

Sonderlust may sound merry and shimmery, but it is a record produced from the depths of a challenging personal struggle: Kishi Bashi’s marriage was on the brink of collapse. The heavy situation inspired a heartfelt record of beautiful electronic / orchestral pop music, with Bashi’s soul bared over shuffling rhythms and booming choruses. Sonderlust is released by Joyful Noise.

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String Quartet Live!

Kishi Bashi is a singer and violin-player, and String Quartet Live! is as bold and exciting a collection of compositions as that exclamation mark in the title would suggest. The performance contains his finest chamber-pop tunes, as well as a very welcome version of Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’. On Joyful Noise.

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Lighght

Lighght is Kishi Bashi’s follow up to his acclaimed debut, 151a for which he was awarded the accolade of Best New Artist by NPR. 151a was recorded over a stretched out 4 years when, The singer, composer and violinist went on tour with the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor and became a full time member of Of Montreal. Towards the end of 2012, his own music became his priority again and work on Lighght began. The album’s title is taken from minimalist artist Aram Saroyan’s one word poem. Lighght is available on vinyl LP and CD.

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Manchester / A Sunday Smile (by Beirut)

This 7” is part of a set of three singles from Kishi Bashi. Joyful Noise do their usual alluring job with the artwork and present a nauseating slab of splatter vinyl. The A-side "Manchester" is an album cut, whilst on the flip Kishi takes on Beirut’s most famed piece of Francophilia, "A Sunday Smile".