Dazzling strings tie together a world of curiosities on 153a, the debut album from multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, all-around musical extraordinaire Kishi Bashi (K Ishibashi). Ishibashi has toured with Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche and Of Montreal, and his debut dances across familiar territory, awash in warm, storybook mirth. 153a lifts you high above the clouds, releasing you with the news that you’re capable of flight. On command you spread your arms wide and soar past glimmering ponds, greet chirping birds, stop to rest on a tree branch and breathe in the scent of lush greenery. I could tell you more about who and what this album sounds like, but it’s better to let your imagination fill the page.
Listen to and purchase Kishi Bashi’s 151a on Bandcamp.
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