Tall Tall Trees, Archer Sounds
412 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
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A lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics... Kishi Bashi's debut full-length, 151a, is a bright and soaring avant-pop record written primarily on violin - Kishi Bashi's main instrument which has brought him to record and tour with the likes of Regina Spector, Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, of Montreal and more.
Kishi Bashi collaborated with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes on that band's new album, Paralytic Stalks. This last endeavor he credits with some of his most recent musical growth, acknowledging that Barnes pushed him to new heights of creativity, forcing him to explore a broader use of his primary instrument: the violin. This experimentation affected his loop-based live show and led to him write more of the new record with violin rather than piano or guitar, loosening him from the grip of habit and expanding his palette. Kishi Bashi uses Japanese singing as another of many layers, doing so without any trace of gimmickry, and achieving what, to Western ears, must sound like an expression of the ineffable.
From the deconstructed doo-wop of "Wonder Woman, Wonder Me," a 21st century transmission of Smile-era Brian Wilson to the menacing marriage of Eastern hues and Western operatics in "Beat the Bright out of Me," this album is a mediation between opposing drives, offering possible reconciliation but never promising it. Kishi Bashi played and produced 151a entirely himself.
Tall Tall Trees
Tall Tall Trees is the musical project of NYC based multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Mike Savino. Performing on a
home-rigged electric banjo sent through an array of pedals and loopers, Savino continually pushes the limits of the
instrument, both in technique and application. Moment, the sophomore album from Tall Tall Trees is a departure
from the band's quirky debut and marks a significant development in Savino's songwriting and the band's overall
sound. Recorded by Matthew Cullen (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) at Dreamland Studios (Fleet Foxes,
Delta Spirit) outside of Woodstock, NY, and mixed by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), moment finds the band
crafting a rich textured sound to support the more complex themes dealt with in this set of nine songs. Inspired by
a camping trip into the Alaskan wilderness, moment tells the tells the story of a man yearning for escape and
connection with nature and has been called "ethereal music with a magical quality". - Go
"Armed with a voice that ranges from croon to growl, Savino breathes life into an arsenal of lyrically driven songs
about trapeze artists and spacemen with a near perfect blend of humor and poignancy." -Heroes of Indie Music
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