Kishi Bashi - Sonderlust-CD-South

Kishi Bashi - Sonderlust


"...It's exactly the right approach for a wonderfully inventive young talent whose every success has been sparked by his innate need to surprise." NPR

"Kishi Bashi‰۪s delirious melodies, multi-tracked vocals, and soaring violin are capable of producing a sensation very similar to actual chemical intoxication." Stereogum

Placement in major commercial spots: (Apple, Target, Smart Car, Sony Xperia, Windows 8, American Express, Grammy Awards Promo). ‰ÛÏSonderlust‰۝ is an album forged through heartbreak. After his two previous studio albums (‰۝151‰۝a & ‰ÛÏLighght‰۝) and his ‰ÛÏString Quartet Live!‰۝ release, Kishi Bashi was at a musical impasse. ‰ÛÏAs I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes‰۝, says K Ishibashi. ‰ÛÏI tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.‰۝ At this very same moment of musical uncertainty, K‰۪s personal life was falling apart‰Û_ He and his wife of 13 years had briefly separated and were struggling to keep their marriage together. In his own words, ‰ÛÏTouring and its accompanying lifestyle took a heavy toll on my soul and my family‰۝. As an outlet, K submerged himself in a new musical direction. Sonderlust emerged as a direct result of this personal struggle taking place at an artistic crossroads. With the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal), Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date. ‰ÛÏThis album is straight from my soul. I questioned everything about what it means to love and desire. The difference between loving someone and being in love.‰۝

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