Jewrhythmics - Jewrhythmics
Essay Recordings (UK) AY27
'Jewrhythmics’ music is an exciting mixture of Yiddish and Disco, both declared to be dying breed genres. They revive language, music and breathe new life into both. These are rare moments in the actual music scene to hear something that has not been heard before. And there are only a few projects, which are brave enough to leave the common used path and to break new grounds. The project 'Jewrhythmics' has the courage to take this step into unfamiliar terrain, combining what was previously unconnected: Yiddish’s classics embedded in synth sounds of the ‘80s disco era.
Jewrhythmics is working on the disco-axis Moscow/Tel Aviv: The one city - that radio stations are playing the 70/80’s sounds all around the clock – meets the other, which is located in the centre of the Middle Eastern techno club culture. The disco sound is not reproduced in a digital way, but in the sense of a throwback to the early disco era with a variety of analogue synthesizers, drum machines and traditional instruments (guitars,
accordion, clarinet and more). Over those spherical sounds hovers the original and genuine Yiddish song as the wave-like echo of a bygone era.
On their debut album the Israeli/Russian disco formation takes not only Dick Dale’s classic 'Misirlou' home, but also creates a total of nine timeless pieces full of synthetic sounds and catchy melodies, which form a curious mix of new and unheard sounds for Jewish family parties but also for the hottest clubs in the western Hemisphere.
Eccentric, serious and a fun, must have album !