released April 1, 2011
MUSICAL PRODUCTION BOAZ COHEN
HEFTSIBA ZER AVIV FLUTE, ALTO & BAROQUE FLUTES, PICCOLO, RECORDER, TIN WHISTLE, TRADITIONAL
SHEPHERD'S FLUTE AND VOICES
SHARONA NASTOVICH VOCALS AND VOICES
BOAZ COHEN GRAND PIANO
ITAY TARAGANO KEYBOARDS, ELECTRIC PIANO, ACCORDION
ASAF KORENBERG DRUMS, PERCUSSION, DARBUKA, KACHON, TAMBURIN, UDU AFRICAN DRUM, BELLS
YAIR YONA BASS GUITAR
RAMI YOSIFOV SPANISH GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR, BUZZUKI
GIL FADIDA UD, VIOLIN
SHAY TOCHNER BANJO, ACOUSTIC GUITAR
RAZI BEN-EZZER KEYBOARDS ON "HYPNOTIC DESERT"
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS HEFTSIBA ZER AVIV, BOAZ COHEN
EXCEPT (4) RAMI YOSIFOV AND (11) RAZI BEN-EZZER
RECORDED LIVE DURING JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011 AT 8STAR STUDIOS HERZELIYA BY MARTIAL BOUHASSIRA
ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS MADE BY GEDI RONEN, NIR-ZVI STUDIOS
MIXED BY MARTIAL BOUHASSIRA
MASTERING RAZI BEN-EZZER. STEPBROTHER STUDIOS, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER ILAN BESOR
GRAPHIC DESIGN DOR COHEN
LEGAL & FINANCIAL ADVISER HAIM STERN
We start our journey in a search of the guiding light. We have searched a place where the time lost its meaning and where the spiritual space is infinite. This place is music, this place is love, and love for the flute and the music is the light.
The drawn line between Orient and West fascinated us. Between Bach’s prelude and Galilee “Darbashiya”, Between Robert Schumann’s “Childhood Dream” and Levantine Nights scented with the smell of roses.
We’ve melted our private longing soundtrack with the burning oriental soul into the classic glory of the cold countries. We’ve floated as a magic carpet between an Irish dawn and an ancient prayer: “...I will lift up my eyes upon the mountains; from whence cometh my help ?”
We aim to create a bridge of strings and strumming, blows and drumming. To paint the desert with notes and sounds from the ancient landscapes of the Holy Land. To sculpture with melodies our childhood memories and our dreams soundtrack.
And all is music... shepherd flute, the flock sounds, the Oudh and the Violin, the desert winds, the Bouzouki and the Guitar, the sheep bleat. The voices of the downtrodden women singing fraternity around the fire... The dancing Banjo and the lighted Piano.
We went out to look... and found ancient songs that lit the internal light, when the melody of the flute weaves long and high bridges, between yesterday and tomorrow, tremble invisible and visible threads of eternity.
Boaz Cohen, February 2011