This 360-degree video of our latest jam session is best watched on the YouTube app on your phone or tablet (click here). Try it!
The following videos were taken during the recording sessions of my new album, Funk Another Day. This album will feature voices and drums, and nothing else. The sound is, of course, far from being the final mix. Fun fun fun!
Recording session #1, featuring Karen Teperberg:
Recording session #2, featuring Avi Barak:
Recording session #3, featuring Ohad Bolotin:
Recording session #4, featuring Karen Teperberg:
Today I found out that my new synthesizer is somehow related to aliens. It goes like this:
The new synth is a reconstruction of an old machine named Odyssey, by a company called Arp. That company is long gone, but back in the seventies it was one of the biggest, most famous synth manufacturers. So big that an anonymous film director, let’s call him Spielberg, chose its big synthesizer as the music instrument to play the alien tune in that low budget film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Since the synth was a big machine, Arp sent to the movie set, along it, a technician to take care of its installation. That technician, one Philip Dodds, got immediately cast as the synth player in the movie, and can be seen in the alien spaceship communication scene, which is one of my all time favourites.
I found all this in Wikipedia. And here’s the scene:
Having learned this, I couldn’t stop myself from Sweding (see “Be Kind, Rewind”) the scene, using my new, reconstructed synth. So there:
Here are the results of a slight silliness this very afternoon: vocal bass and distortion, vocal voices, absolutely non-vocal drums. Also a robot.
Tech stuff for bored musician and recording engineers:
Bass: voice+octaver pedal – Octamizer by Aguilar
Lead: voice+Logic’s AMP plugin
Thank you, thank you, you’re a wonderful audience!
Here’s a new, improvised short-short film I shot and directed, right on the roof of the Nir Space Station.
On a jollier note, here’s another improvisation with those two good people, same place, same time.
It seems that all them cows, camels and creatures from out of space found themselves a new home on the internet. Now then can be purchased on shirts, pillows and, strangely, iPhone covers. So there:
Unrecognizable is a new album by a new band, Salvya. I’m on the bass. Here it is: