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Kishi Bashi: Holding A Mirror To Pop Music's Many Faces

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Kishi Bashi: Holding A Mirror To Pop Music's Many Faces

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Kishi Bashi: Holding A Mirror To Pop Music's Many Faces

Kishi Bashi: Holding A Mirror To Pop Music's Many Faces

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Kishi Bashi's second solo album is titled Lighght. Kaden Shallat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kishi Bashi's second solo album is titled Lighght.

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Indie-pop musician K. Ishibashi blends violin, electronics and stylistic influences from multiple cultures and pop-music eras to create a unique sound. NPR's Steve Inskeep recently spoke with the musician, who is also a touring member of the eclectic band Of Montreal, about how his many experiences have contributed to the creation of Lighght, his second album as Kishi Bashi. Hear their conversation at the audio link.