Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - LP

Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - LP

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1 LP - limited white vinyl

Channeling the hard-learned lessons of history, Kishi Bashi's fourht album "Omoiyari" reflects the turbulent socio-political atmosphere of present day America. Kishi Bashi recognized parallels between the current U.S. administration's constant talk of walls and bans, and the xenophobic anxieties that led to the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor. So he immersed himself in that period, visiting former prison sites and listening to the stories of survivors, while developing musical concepts along the way. The strong conceptual elements of "Omoiyari" are driven by Kishi Bashi's captivating musical score. Stepping away from his past loop-based production model, he embraced a more collaborative approach when recording, and for the first time included contributions from other musicians. Kishi Bashi’s spectacular trademark violin soundscapes are still an essential component of his sound, but the focus of Omoiyari is centered squarely on its songs.