fashions her intimate, poetic, oddly child-like songs from the bare minimum of resources. The Israeli’s lyrics are haiku-like and seemingly designed to work sonically as well as narratively. With Weiss less is definitely more.
Becaue of the vocal harmonies.
In Tel Aviv, 1995. The vocal performance of Mike Patton left me speechless.
Any song by Sting will do the work.
The original vinyl edition of The Churchills' self-titled debut album from 1968. Still the best psych album from Israel (no competition there… ) and one of the best psychedelic albums anywhere. Ridiculously rare and sought after.
One of the Israeli records my father had in his record collection. As a child I used to listen to it over and over again. I was enchanted by the humor and the fun feeling in this album. «Poogy» (in Israel they were known as «Kaveret» – a beehive) were probably the most important and successful Israeli band in the mid 70's.
And there are plenty more…
«When I am laid in earth» from Henry Purcell's opera – «Dido and Aeneas». A Baroque most simple but heart-rending aria on a beautiful ground bass.
After learning «Abbey Road» by heart as a child, (without understanding a single word), I began playing the trumpet. «Sgt. Pepper» was the first attraction.
Accidently, both are charming animated movies too.
A through-composed ballade that sounds like nothing else. And I love Joanna's devilish-sweet high-pitched voice. In Israel it's Saturday, by the way.