On November 18th Drag City re-aquaints the world with Japanese pop export—Eiko Ishibashi. The American release of Car and Freezer combines both the Japaneseand English versions of the record, with Eiko’s delicate vocals sweeping through both languages. Car and Freezer has a swinging openness, with loose, rolling rhythms suitable to the exploritory mood and introspective nature of Eiko’s songs. Consisting of Toshiaki Sudo:Read More
Eiko Ishibashi is a session musician, producer, and singer song writer who is based in Japan. Though mainly playing the piano, she is a multi-instrumentalist who is also able to play the drums, flute, and vibraphone. In recent years, she has been performing over 100 shows annually, sharing the stage with many artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Akira Sakata, Charlemagne Palestine, Seiichi Yamamoto, Gasper Claus, Oren Ambarchi, Glenn Kotche, Darling Gray and Merzbow.
She has also recently had 2 European tours and has performed in the Fuji Rock Festival.
Eiko Ishibashi started her musical career as a drummer, performing in several bands. She started playing the piano a few years back, when she began to score music for films and work as a solo musician. Since then, she has released 2 solo albums and the album “slip beneath the distant tree” under the name of Eiko Ishibashi + Tatsuya Yoshida. Her 2nd album “drifting devil” which featured artist such as Seiichi Yamamoto, had created buzz being critically appraised by both critics and fellow musicians, and was selected for the years best album list in Japanese magazines.