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Entr’acte reveal the avant-pop undergrowth of Tel Aviv’s Ohad Fishof in a deeply strange, oneiric album touching on warped synth-pop and ambient noise with a platte of improvised, frazzled electronics, melodic percussion and multi-part pop vocal harmonies. Issued weeks after the reissue of Amnon Raviv’s unhinged ‘Mirror’, and the recent sideways aces from Malka Tuti, we do wonder what the heck is going on Tel Aviv
“Ohad Fishof is an interdisciplinary artist. He began his artistic career in the mid-eighties as the energetic teenage leader of the pioneering Israeli post-punk band Nosei Hamigbaat. His subsequent time-based art, ranging from dance pieces and performance acts (often in collaboration with his partner, choreographer Noa Zuk) to sound and video installations as well as recorded and live music, has been presented worldwide. Fishof performs his music regularly as part of his solo multimedia and dance works. He also has an improvised music duo with conductor and music curator Ilan Volkov.
Soundtracks aside, ALBUM 1 is Ohad Fishof’s first solo album. Some of the music on it was originally created in the context of other art projects, and was then rearranged for inclusion here. Technically electro-acoustic, stylistically idiomatic and liminal, ALBUM 1 carries a strong sense of narrative and seems to be taking place somewhere in the fantasy territory of ethnographic fiction. Its echoes of exotica on one hand, and post-punk on the other, are shaped into idiosyncratic song forms, fronted by changing voice characters.”