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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Farthest South: Neurim

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Farthest South: Omens & Talismans

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yair Yona: World Behind Curtains

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Like his debut, Remember (Anova, 2010), this sophomore release from Yair Yona still features the Israeli as a guitarist paying his debts to the American Primitive and British finger-picking traditions. But the ambitious World Behind Curtains focuses, first and foremost, on Yona the composer. His compositions for an acoustic chamber ensemble move the finger-picking schools into ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Ehran Elisha launches new Israeli label

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Two releases by New York-based drummer Ehran Elisha are the first ones from a new Israeli creative label, OutNow Recordings, run by three musicians--saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer and guitarists Yair Yona and Ido Bukelman--with a noble mission: “search within yourself for the sound you never stop hearing." These albums present the ever creative Elisha in two different ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Earth Day 2011 Special: Jazz Musician Albert Beger Gives Away His Album Big Mother For Free!

Earth Day 2011 Special: Jazz Musician Albert Beger Gives Away His Album Big Mother For Free!

Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger had released his album Big Mother in 2008. The album, is a six piece suit dedicated to the environmental issue, the danger that planet earth is in, the damage the humans causes the great gift of them all—our one global home, our big mother. Albert is also an activist. He helps clean the beach ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yair Yona: Remember

Read "Remember" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Yair Yona is a resourceful Israeli guitarist and producer, whose solo debut salutes legendary and innovative finger-picking guitarists from both sides of the Atlantic such as John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Bert Jansch. But Yona does not shy away from updating these guitarists' influential legacies and sounds, with references to modern indie post-rock groups and guitarists ...