Kishi Bashi has easily exceeded all of my expectations with his sophomore release Lighght. Out May 13 on Joyful Noise Recordings, the follow up to 2012’s 151a continues to showcase the brilliance that is K. Ishibashi.
I’ve been listening to Lighght nonstop since yesterday and I love it more and more with each listen. If I had to use one word to describe the album, “magical” really sums it up quite well. Standout tracks include “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”, “The Ballad Of Mr. Steak”, “Carry On Phenomenon”, and my two personal favorites, “Q&A” and “In Fantasia”.
Enjoy the video for “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” below, then head on over to NPR Music and stream the album in it’s entirety.
In conjunction with his fall tour, Kishi Bashi is releasing his first new material since 151a!
Slated for release on September 10, Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! is a limited edition 7″ record containing two brand new tracks. The title track “Philosophize…” is an early recording of a song which will be included on Kishi Bashi’s highly anticipated second album (stream the new track below). The B-Side “Song For The Sold” is another new track, which– aside from a rare Japanese EP– is exclusively available on this 7″ record.
Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies on clear vinyl with multi-colored splatter (7 separate colors to be exact), this 7″ is ONLY available via Joyful Noise and the upcoming Kishi Bashi tour. The $8 purchase includes an instant download of both tracks. [via Joyful Noise]