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Mind on Hill

Mind on Hill

  • By Ed
  • Release 11/09/2007
  • Music Genre Rock
  • Media Format CD
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Price: £12.88

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Ed is a rock noise band from Tel Aviv, Israel. It all began in 2003 as a recording project of David Blau. Blau recorded his songs to an EP combining soft and intimate lyrics and high-fi sound and production. Around these materials a band was formed which back then included: Yonatan Birenbaum (guitarist of 'Beggars Change' and a Performing classic guitar virtuous) on bass, drummer Guy Shechter (Kruzenshtern & Parohod, Flying Baby, Monotonix, Superdrive) guitarist Zoe Polanski and Blau on Guitar and vocals. After releasing a short EP in the Tel -Aviv indie label PIT/KIT (2005) guitarist and singer Tamar Aphek ('The Homesix', producer of the first of it's kind indie festival 'Hutzmize' at the north of Israel) replaces Polanski and joined the band. Recruiting the new guitarist/vocalist, Ed quickly shifted into a two writer's band. Changes in the band quickly drove Ed into non-stopping work and dedication and the new group had evolved deeper into heavier sound, writing new materials, gathering much experience performing around Israel and touring Europe. These days, Ed is releasing their debut album 'Mind on Hill' through PIT/KIT records (Israel) and will be supporting the album with a November European tour. The guitars on the album range from waves of noise and feedbacks to complex and gentle riffs. David's rugged and impulsive singing varies from untamed rage to dreamy mumbles, while Tamar's singing is melodic, sharp, pleading. This entire package is been held on spot by the wonderful regiment rhythm section of Yonatan Birenbaum on base. On the CD, and especially at live shows, Ed's music is heavy, energetic, powerful, and full of drive. In their music you can detect influences such as the Jesus lizard, Blonde Redhead, Afghan Whigs, Isis and naturally, Sonic Youth. From Tel Aviv press: 'A sharp guitar reef, sawing & chilling, opens the song 'Jack Spirit', the first track from 'mind on hill', pushes the listener into eleven songs turbulence. A weak or dull moment is not to be found in it...The basic musical dialog is between David Blau and Tamar Aphek. Blau's presentation sprawls on a wide spectrum, ranges between warm singing, rough shouts and raging roars. In the song Mosquito it's hard to believe that it isn't a sample of Tom waits, he himself. Aphek delivers a counter in a high and clear singing, knowing how, in the right moment, to become a gut penetrating scream.' (Ha'aretz - Amir Shilo) 'The fast swings between instrumental and singing parts create a non penetrable wall of sound, one that pounds on every limb'...Now they're on stage and I'm fascinated from the drummer. Two hands, two drum sticks and a third hand wiping the sweat, his speeds gets me crazy...Blau's singing comes from the guts, throat, balls, aspires to reach the end of the hall, breakout in to the street and conquer the world.' (Achbar Ha'ir- Michael Rorberg)

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Artist: Ed
Title: Mind on Hill
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 11/09/2007
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479562716
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