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, Hatano Atsuko, Yamamoto Tatsuhisa and Jim O’Rourke (who also produced the album), Eiko‘s band plays with a precision and intuition that complements the mood and color of Eiko‘s songs. As with any piece of music that’s been touched by Jim O’Rourke, interesting and unconventional sounds are well-defined in the mix, providing an appropriate sense of the unexpected.