Villagers - The Meaning of the Ritual (demo version)
playing live Thursday night @ TGE
My love is selfish, but I trust it, and it trusts you, and when I see you smile the way you do sometimes, softly, almost imperceptably, the smile that is meant for me, that’s when I remember everything
"Trio KTZAT ACHERET ("A Little Different") is pivotal in the history of the small Israeli progressive rock scene during the 1970s, a movement that produced a handful of gifted artists little-known outside that country. Indispensable to this period of musical creativity was the career of SHLOMO GRONICH, a classical prodigy who also loved rock music, the BEATLES in particular.
After the traumatic Yom Kippur War, GRONICH on keys, percussion and voice banded with SHEM TOV LEVY (flute, keys, percussion) and SHLOMO YDOV (guitars, bass) and recorded KTZAT ACHERET’s highly esteemed first and only record, ‘Nonames’. The album reflected the post-war experience through music influenced by contemporaries such as GENTLE GIANT, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA and YES with healthy doses of Middle Eastern and Avant Garde. The band broke-up when GRONICH left for the U.S.”
Title track from the gorgeous new ep Allysen has recorded for Woodland Recordings. Will be out early May in a limited run of 100 initial copies - to reserve one please email us at woodlandrecordings(at)googlemail.com.
I think I’ve put this song on every single mix I’ve made since 2004, when my friend Sarah N. put it on a mix for me. The happiest song! Appropriate for all occasions! Kids going, “OoooOOOoooh!” Also The Naked Gun.