Album Review: The Dream My Bones Dream by Eiko Ishibashi
Excellent, Based on 2 Critics
Exclaim - 80 Based on rating 8/10
Prolific purveyor of experimental, ethereal psych music and frequent Jim O'Rourke collaborator Eiko Ishibashi is back with her sixth album since setting out on her solo path in 2006. Trading in grandiose sophistication and insistent grooves with plenty of room for quirks, the sound of The Dream My Bones Dream immediately calls to mind Stereolab mixed with the slinky trip-hop-isms of Cibo Matto.
Also an accomplished producer, Ishibashi directs a distinct sonic vision throughout Dream's too-brief runtime, even though there's plenty of ….
Current events, politics, and culture is saturated with the awareness of borders, of each individual's right to be in any one place as determined by arbitrary rules. Accidents of birth, who our parents are, what country they happened to be in, and what country they happened to from all cast long shadows on us. For Japanese multi-instrumentalist Eiko Ishibashi, her grandfather's role in occupied Manchuria and her father's childhood in the region have cast a shadow in the shape of The Dream My Bones Dream, her sixth studio album.