Kishi Bashi – Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!

The video for Kishi Bashi’s Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! is rightfully surreal and psychedelic. If you are a Vodka reader, then you will recall Kishi Bashi from about a year ago and the review for Bright Whites. Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! was actually released as a single in September of last year, but was included in Kishi Bashi’s second full-length, Lighght, a collection of cohesive and interesting tunes, mostly electronically created. There is no denying Kishi Bashi’s talent for creating wildly fun imagery with music. 

Lighght was on my “to purchase” list when it came out in March, but I just finally got to it in June. Now that I have it playing in the background, I can’t believe I waited so long. This music is fun to listen to. The only problem is that it has deep and complex textures which require more direct and connected listening. Working with this music on will distract you because you will find yourself listening intently to it. 

Drop in on Kishi Bashi’s web site for more information, or check out his link for some great musical offerings, including the older 151a long player, which includes the previously reviewed Bright Whites.