After cutting his teeth in the indie rock scene with the likes of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and general creative virtuoso Kishi Bashi has been a critic favorite since his first solo release in 2011. Along with an insightful interview, the self-directed video for 2012’s “I Am the Anti-Christ to You” reveals a more wistful side of the artist. DIY paper-cut animation contrasted with Bashi’s lush, sprawling soundscape create a living environment that is at once blissful and tragic. Bashi’s music calls to mind the late Arthur Russell—also a trained violinist and electronic composer—with its melange of classical strings, pop structure and electronic elements.
Kishi Bashi: I Am the Anti-Christ to You