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Album Review

Farthest South: Neurim

Read "Neurim" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The Israeli improvisational trio Farthest South explored distant musical universes in its previous albums--free jazz with local sax hero Albert Beger on Omens & Talismans (2013) and ambient-space rock on Spheres & Constellations (2013). Only on its third release, Neurim (youth in Hebrew} the trio dares to tackle one of the sore aspects of the Israeli reality--the constant awareness of war. And more important, that the Israeli regime subjects its citizens to a reptilian consciousness of endless, futile wars, sacrificing ...

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Farthest South: Spheres & Constellations

Read "Spheres & Constellations" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The Israeli psychedelic trio Farthest South focused on new sonic territories on its sophomore album, Spheres & Constellations, abandoning attempts to flirt with free jazz as they did on their debut Omens & Talismans,(2013), working with Israeli sax hero Albert Beger. On its new incarnation the band sounds completely different, still relying on exploratory, in-the- moment improvisations but with new, radical aesthetics more organic to members' vocabularies. The effort represents a highly personal, almost spiritual experience ...

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Farthest South: Omens & Talismans

Read "Omens & Talismans" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Farthest South is a new alternative Israeli band, comprised of a core trio from the alternative Tel Aviv Scene that attempts to challenge its formative musical experience by playing spontaneous, on-the-spot music. The three-- Guitarist Barry Berko has a background in alternative rock and contemporary music; bassist Yair Yona played in psychedelic rock and folk music formats; and {Yair Etziony is a DJ, specializing in minimal electronica and techno, but none played before non-idiomatic free improvisations. The ...


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