January 04 2017

Best of 2016: Alex From Tokyo

New York-Le Bain
Alex From Tokyo shares four of his 2016 favorites before he plays an extended 6-hour set at Le Bain on Saturday, January 14th.
From top left to bottom right: 1. Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's "Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties." 2. Dionisio Maio. 3. Love Injection fanzine. 4.The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (photo by Nekosuki).
From top left to bottom right: 1. Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's "Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties." 2. Dionisio Maio. 3. Love Injection fanzine. 4.The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (photo by Nekosuki).
From top left to bottom right: 1. Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's "Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties." 2. Dionisio Maio. 3. Love Injection fanzine. 4.The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (photo by Nekosuki).
From top left to bottom right: 1. Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's "Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties." 2. Dionisio Maio. 3. Love Injection fanzine. 4.The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (photo by Nekosuki).
From top left to bottom right: 1. Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's "Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties." 2. Dionisio Maio. 3. Love Injection fanzine. 4.The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (photo by Nekosuki).
BEST LISTENING ALBUM
Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy's
Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties

"This really moving, organic, spiritual, atmospheric, and melancholic folk-trance-cosmic jam session album features the mercurial voice of Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, and the Chicago experimental trio Bitchin Bajas."

BEST SONG
Dionisio Maio's "Dia Ja Manche"
"A beautiful, uplifting afro-synth boogie song from Cabo Verde I raved about the most and I played a lot this year. Released in 1984, it got reissued this year by Analog Africa."

BEST READ
"Definitely the NYC fanzine of Paul Raffaele, Love Injection!"

BEST FUN 
"Hiking the 1000-year-old sacred Kumano Kodo Buddhist pilgrimage mountain trails in Wakayama, Japan was definitely one of my highlights of 2016!"

On Saturday, January 14th, Le Bain presents Alex From Tokyo
The Standard, High Line | 10pm