Vocalist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi was created in Seattle, Washington but spent his formative years over the East Coastline, where he honed his skills being a touring violinist for famous brands Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor, and, later on, Of Montreal. In 2003, he co-founded the Brooklyn-based indie rock and roll clothing Jupiter One, who continued to release a set of EPs and two full-length albums. In 2011 Ishibashi embarked on the solo career, followed the pseudonym Kishi Bashi, and started opening displays for Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, and Of Montreal, ultimately launching the kaleidoscopic and melodic 151A. His full-length single debut beneath the moniker, it found its way to April 2012 over the Joyful Sound label. The project’s sophomore outing, Lighght, implemented in early 2014. A calendar year afterwards, he released String Quartet Live!, which provided choices from his initial two albums organized by Ishibashi for himself, string quartet, and visitor spots by High Tall Trees and shrubs (improved banjo/vocals) and Elizabeth Ziman (vocals). In addition, it included a cover of Speaking Minds’ “This Should be the Place (Naive Melody).” Citing frustrations using the creation of brand-new material, Ishibashi basically ditched what have been his principal songwriting device, the violin, for his third Kishi Bashi studio room LP. A play over the lately invented phrase sonder — essentially, the realization that any stranger includes a lifestyle experience as stunning as your very own — in the Web’s Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, Sonderlust relied even more heavily on consumer electronics. Released in Sept 2016, the recording was co-produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Carry, with guests including drummer Matt Chamberlain.