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151a - 10th Anniversary Edition (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl 2LP

Joyful Noise RecordingsSKU lp-13051

singer/songwriter/violinist's 2012 debut expanded w/ rare demos
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"They say that you spend your entire life writing your first album, piecing every formative moment, scribbled turn of phrase, and thematic epiphany into a fantastical collage. Multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) disproves that old adage. Produced and performed exclusively by Kishi Bashi, 151a is a showcase of singular talent and ambition- and it didn't go unnoticed by fans or peers. Along with launching Kishi Bashi's career as a soloist, this earnest debut made him one of indie music's most in-demand violinists. He was no longer relegated to side stage as a collaborator of Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, of Montreal, and more-the Kishi Bashi name could endure with it's own merit. As deeply personal as 151a undoubtedly is, the record was animated by a deep and enduring partnership. Following Kishi Bashi's collaboration with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes for the watershed art-pop album Paralytic Stalks, his worldview and artistic approach was transformed for the better. Strict habits hung loose, sonic palettes bled and broadened, and a one-man orchestra sprouted from a foundation of string loops. From the deconstructed Beach Boys-esque doo-wop of 'Wonder Woman' to the menacing marriage of Eastern Hues and Western operatics of 'Beat the Bright out of Me,' 151a is a mediation between opposing drives, offering possible reconciliation but never promising it. The album's emotional wellspring, 'I Am The Antichrist To You' was reimagined in 2021 when it was featured on the animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty, introducing Kishi Bashi to a new generation of awestruck fans. The world of 151a never left-it was just waiting to be rediscovered." - Joyful Noise Recordings

  • 10th anniversary expanded edition of Japanese-American singer + multi-instrumentalist's debut full-length
  • clear colored double vinyl pressing
  • contains previously-unreleased demo versions on LP2
  • housed in deluxe full-color sleeve w/ alternate artwork, foldout liner note insert + obi strip
  • digital download included
  • limited edition
  • original release year: 2012
  • music label: Joyful Noise Recordings 2022
UPC: 602309894016


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