„Although this is the debut recording from Israeli band Ahvak, the music is tight, complex, and mature — not the sort of result normally associated with a fledgling band. But age (and experience) are relative, and the bandmembers had been working and rehearsing together for at least two years prior to this recording….© – Bill Tilland / AllMusic
The Israeli band Ahvak, named after the Hebrew word for “Dust”, creates music of dark, ominous and compelling beauty. Ahvak’s mesmerizing and electrified version of chamber rock blurs the boundary lines between styles and align the band with such Rock in Opposition style bands as Univers Zero, The Science Group, Sotos, Thinking Plague and the 5UUs.
Led by two conservatory trained composers/keyboardists and also featuring guitar, bass and drums (by Dave Kerman, known for his work with the cutting edge avant/progressive bands 5uu’s, Blast, Present, U Totem and more), the five musicians are joined by their engineer, Udi Koomran, who often extends the music into unique directions by his use of modern computer software, without compromising the integrity of the compositions or the vibrant performances.
The resulting album is a highly sophisticated and expertly produced work, featuring superb compositions performed by highly experienced musicians.
released January 13, 2004
Roy Yarkoni – keyboards, piano
Yehuda Kotton – guitar
Udi Susser – keyboards, woodwinds, vocals, baglama, goblet drum
Ishay Sommer – bass
Dave Kerman – drums, percussion
Udi Koomran – computer
Recorded & mixed by Udi Koomran at Studio Ginger in Tel Aviv 2002-2003.
Recorded using WAVES™ software
Produced by Dave Kerman & Udi Koomran
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