Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Matti Caspi

Artist: Matti Caspi
Album: Twilight
Label: CBS Records
Year: 1981

1. You'll Yet Find Your Way
2. Ivri Reggae
3. Tell Me
4. Everyone
5. A Song
6. Night Trilogy
7. You'll Have The House
8. Twilight
9. Days Of Drought
10. Allegro Vivace (You'll Have The House)
11. Those Who Sing

Matti Caspi is an Israeli composer, singer and musician, and is regarded as one of Israel's top musicians. If you don't believe me, you can check his wiki page here; that's literally what the first sentence says.

The article also states his varied musical influences, and that it is "possible to hear all of these influences in his music." From listening to this album, that idea could be misleading. Rather than melding many elements and creating some kind of musical amalgam, "Twilight" contains tracks from several different and distinct genres. There are songs in the style of prog-rock, Brazilian bossa-nova and samba, reggae, pop ballads, and even a funk-dance number ("Everyone").

Though at times the songs sound like forced replications of other genres, it is nonetheless a fun album to check out, with really clean production and good instrumentation.

Ripped from vinyl at 320 kbps (mp3). Download the album here.

Much love,

This Mutha

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