Kishi Bashi, 'Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!' (Live) The singer-violinist's intricate arrangements bring out lush melodies in his next-level pop music.

World Café Presents: Kishi Bashi


Kishi Bashi's compositions seem free and effortless, yet they require elaborate attention to detail for the magic to work. Whether he's crafting multilayered, loop-intensive solo arrangements or working with a string quartet (as he does here), it takes chops to make "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" soar. It works as pop music, but it's so much more.


  • "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!"

Listen to Kishi Bashi's full performance and interview on World Café.