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Ido Bukelman / Daniel Davidovsky / Ofer Bymel: EFT II

Read "EFT II" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of the Israeli Electro Free Trio--EFT-- continues where the impressive debut (OutNow Recordings, 2011) stopped. An aggressive and experimental hybridization of spontaneous, free improvised approaches, real-time electronics who draw inspiration from noise and industrial music, all spiced with references to progressive and metal rock. This tough blend of sounds was solidified in many live gigs during the last year. Now guitarist Ido Bukelman is the dominant player in the trio. He sketches the loose ...

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Ido Bukelman's Cracked Song: Ido Bukelman’s Cracked Song

Read "Ido Bukelman’s Cracked Song" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Looking back at gifted Israeli guitarist Ido Bukelman's discography-- his improvised solo album, The Door (Kadima) and Solo (OutNow, 2011) and his experimental electronic trio EFT (OutNow Recordings, 2012)-- his Cracked Song quartet is clearly more straight-ahead. Bukelman navigates this quartet in a musical journey after a song structure, within the framework and freedom of improvised jazz. Explicitly he pays homage to the formative figures of his musical upbringing, most notably saxophonist Ornette Coleman and guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

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Ido Bukelman / Daniel Davidovsky / Ofer Bymel: EFT

Read "EFT" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The debut release from the unique, experimental EFT (Electro Free Trio) is a bold attempt to fuse free improvisation and real-time electronics, drawing on its members experiences--guitarist Ido Bukelman, drummer Ofer Bymel and electronic artist Daniel Davidovsky--in the fields of free jazz, rock and noise. After a slow, hesitant introduction, where the trio sound checks its wide spectrum of sounds, EFT begins to form the dynamics of this live session. Bukelman pushes forward, the trio's most aggressive ...

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Ido Bukelman Trio: City Tail

Read "City Tail" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

City Tail the debut of Jerusalem-based Ido Bukelman--who works with local artists including The Rats, the Tal Gur Quintet and saxophonist Albert Beger--presents the full breadth of the Israeli guitarist's musical world. Influences ranging from Ornette Coleman's harmolidics to Hendrixian pyrotechnics and progressive rock, and concluding with Israeli popular songs, can all be found on this set of eight original compositions over a spare forty minutes. Joining him are double-bassist Assaf Hakimi and percussionist Udi Shlomo.

Bukelman is first of ...


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