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.