Rarely do I feel compelled to write about music, largely because my tastes are still stuck in the 80's, but today I just couldn't help myself. The nostalgic sounds of Ala.ni and Asaf Avidan are difficult to ignore. Great thanks to France 24 for introducing these two artists, both of whom offer a nice respite from the usual cringe-worthy poptart lyrics we're so inundated with here in North America. Ala.ni, whose new album, You and I, Spring, was released this year is as visually arresting as it is poetic. Take a look; have a listen and you will see. Here is Cherry Blossom:
If you would like some more, here is Come to Me from You and I, Summer.
Equally talented and original is Asaf Avidan whose screechy voice might make you scratch your head just a little. No, he's not a woman but you'd hardly notice unless you saw one of his videos. Check out his latest hit with Over My Head:
Here is a song from his Different Pulses album:
And finally the unauthorized Wankelmut remix of One Day/Reckoning that unwittingly brought him closer to fame.
And then the original: