25 January 2017

Yonatan Levy – YONATAN – Artist portrait

Give Yonatan Levy a guitar and he will immediately react to how it feels. Sometimes he will pick up a bass and it feels so natural that every note leads to the next without effort. Before long, an idea emerges. Many of the tracks on this disc began life in this way.

Yet Yonatan is refreshingly honest about what follows. Rather than perpetuating the myth of music as a divine revelation unencumbered by effort, he admits that forming those easily-found ideas into something truly worth listening to takes dedication. The fruits of that dedication are audible throughout this, his first solo album, with its finely-crafted textures forming the perfect framework through which the initial freedom of his ideas can breathe. The result is a series of tracks which exude a relaxed tenderness that is quite irresistible, each one distinct yet coming together as a coherent whole.

For Yonatan the ultimate goal is to alter the atmosphere of a room with his music. As he puts it with characteristic poetry: “When I make music, I look for magic. For moments that change the color of the light in the room. Combining many things from my past musical experiences: dirty rock ‘n’ roll, dreamy lullabies, low bass pulsating to shimmering guitar melodies. I feel this album does that. When you play it, the color of the room changes.”

Yonatan is an Israeli musician currently living in New York City. He is one of Israel’s leading bass players and music producers, and since 2002 has been a member of the highly-regarded Izabo music band which has toured all over Europe, and which was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest despite its unconventional sound. He has recorded and played with the country’s most popular artists, produced much-admired albums, won awards and performed worldwide.

01 – Scriabin Sonata No 5 Op 53 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
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  1. 01 – Scriabin Sonata No 5 Op 53 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  2. 02 – Scriabin Danses Op 73 Guirlandes // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  3. 03 – Scriabin Danses Op 73 Flammes sombres // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  4. 04 – Scriabin Poeme-Nocturne Op 61 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  5. 05 – Scriabin Sonata No 6 Op 62 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  6. 06 – Scriabin From 2 Morceaux Op 59 1. Poeme // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  7. 07 – Scriabin From 2 Morceaux Op 59 2. Prelude // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  8. 08 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 63 1. Masque // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  9. 09 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 63 2. Etrangete // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  10. 10 – Scriabin Sonata No 7 (White Mass) Op 64 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  11. 11 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 71 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  12. 12 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 71 2 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  13. 13 – Scriabin 5 Preludes Op 74 (1914) 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  14. 14 – Scriabin 5 Preludes Op 74 (1914) 2 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  15. 15 – Scriabin 5 Preludes Op 74 (1914) 3 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  16. 16 – Scriabin 5 Preludes Op 74 (1914) 4 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  17. 17 – Scriabin 5 Preludes Op 74 (1914) 5 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  18. 18 – Scriabin Vers la flamme Poeme Op 72 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  19. 19 – Scriabin Morceaux Op 57 1. Desir // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  20. 20 – Scriabin Morceaux Op 57 2. Caresse dansee // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  21. 21 – Scriabin Two Preludes Op 67 No 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  22. 22 – Scriabin Two Preludes Op 67 No 2 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  23. 23 – Scriabin Sonata No 9 (Black Mass) Op 68 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  24. 24 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 69 No 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  25. 25 – Scriabin 2 Poemes Op 69 No 2 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  26. 26 – Scriabin Sonata No 10 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  27. 27 – Scriabin Prelude Op 56 No 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  28. 28 – Scriabin From 4 Pieces Op 56 2. Ironies // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  29. 29 – Scriabin From 4 Pieces Op 56 3. Nuances // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  30. 30 – Scriabin Etude Op 56 No 4 (1908) // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  31. 31 – Scriabin Feuillet d album Op 58 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  32. 32 – Scriabin Sonata No 8 Op 66 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  33. 33 – Scriabin Three Etudes Op 65 No 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  34. 34 – Scriabin Three Etudes Op 65 No 1 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC
  35. 35 – Scriabin Three Etudes Op 65 No 3 // James Kreiling - A. SCRIABIN - COMPLETE LATE PIANO MUSIC