Listen: Interview with Kirayoshi + Guest Mix

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Kirayoshi Listen: Interview with Kirayoshi + Guest Mix

Kirayoshi (or キラヨシ) is nom de plume of Framingham, MA-based artist Derek Power (who also runs his own imprint djproject). The beginnings of his career go back to 2000s when he produced a slew of releases under the name The Spangle Maker.

Reincarnated Resurrection is Kirayoshi’s debut and it arrived in August of this year. Our own Petridisch appears on track #4 and he also spoke to Derek about the album and influences (ranging from vaporwave to Peter Gabriel and Mars Volta):

I admittedly have not been taken by a piece of new music in a long while the way the debut KIRAYOSHI LP “Reincarnated Resurrection” has.  The instantly familiar yet utterly fresh electronic dream-sounds coming from, admittedly, a longtime friend, wow-ed me to the point where I had to find out more about its creation.  Mysterious music such as this must have an *interesting* background.  Derek Power, the man behind KIRAYOSHI, did not let me down as we spoke about such: origins, influence, process, Vangelis and Deep Space Nine (!) among other topics!


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