The moment you hear Kishi Bashi for the first time, you just get it.  It’s a euphoric experience, one that grasps you by the hand and leads you to the happiest place in your mind.  K. Ishibashi is the single individual behind this sweeping musical journey which takes place within the 10 song debut album 151a.  A journey uncontrollable in it’s emotional grasp on the listener, like first love — pure and utter joy.

And that is something we attempted to capture during our time with Ishibashi.  Our collaboration with the gifted artist, a visualization of two of his works projected brightly on him as he performed live in our Brooklyn studio, is something that we think brings a new, unique perspective to the music.  Below you will find our Buzzsession videos for both “Manchester” and “I Am The Antichrist To You”.  As with all of our sessions, you can download the audio using the Soundcloud player at the very bottom of the page.

‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie.  With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.

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PRODUCER Eric Weiner
SOUND Dan Molad


  • Adam Patiño

    Hey again! So how soon until the free downloads are available again? Lol thanks. I just really love these versions!!

  • karenology

    Please make these available again! Pretty please?

  • Eric Weiner

    Hey Adam. These will be available as a free download again soon!

  • Adam Patino

    Why can’t I download these versions?!

  • Guest

    By far the best thing I saw all of SXSW. Such a dope show. Are you going to release any footage of it / do you know where I might find it?

  • shawn

    Thank you so much team. This is an incredible performance by an incredible musician.

  • Thank you so much!

  • LoLo

    A most amazing and mesmerizing journey! I can’t get enough… Ishibashi’s live performances are perfect and I honestly enjoy them more than the album (which is still fantastic!). My obsession. Check out his other perfomances you can find on Youtube (npr, kexp), but this one is by far the best. So beautiful! You all did wonderful, picking an amazing artist and giving his performance the mystical, imaginative treatment it deserved. Thank You!

  • Carmen

    are there seeeeeriously only this many likes to this music? *jumps off a cliff*

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  • denise

    I saw his performance at the Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio on 25-October. It was beautiful. An epiphany right there in the middle of the forest. Thank you Kaoru Ishibashi, you have touched my life forever! (As I write this I just heard your music on the Windows 8 commercial while my husband is watching the World Series!) 

  • Us too!

  • Sljkdf

    Beautiful. He WILL make it big-time… watching him perform live it’s just amazing.

  • Carter Smith


  • This is so fresh and new.  I love it.  I hope he makes it big-time.

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