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EFT (Bukelman, Davidovski, Bymel): Spatial Awareness (OutNow Recordings)

Formed in 2010, Israeli trio EFT of Ido Bukelman (guitar), Daniel Davidovsky (electronics) and Offer Bymel (drums) create a resilient hybridization of genres and musical approaches, incorporating free jazz, improvisation, noise and modern electronic music.

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UPC: 7290011216061

Label: OutNow Recordings
Catalog ID: ONR015
Squidco Product Code: 19351

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live at Levontin, in Tel Aviv, Israel, in October, 2013 by Tomer Harari-Kaplan and Roslan Gross.


Ofer Bymel-drums

Ido Bukelman-guitar

Daniel Davidovsky-electronics

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Artist Biographies:

"Born in 1984 in Jerusalem. At age 8 started his piano studies at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa. At age 14 started his drum studies.In 2008 graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem in the field of composition.In 2005 established a workshop based music school with Haifa guitarist Ronen Kasperski; This school was active until 2008.Has played in numerous groups and bands in different styles from Heavy Rock, Metal, Punk, Funk, Fusion, Jungle/Drum n' Bass, Jazz, Free-Jazz Avant-garde to Improvised Music.

Past projects:Tanaka quartet; 24 Limbs sextet.Current projects:"EFT" trio; trio with Albert Begger & Ido Bukelman; Dance/Music improv group with dancers Adi Shildan & Avigail Sfez, and guitarist Elad Bardes.

From 2006 to 2010 the Haifa-based group Tanaka was responsible for arranging workshops and concerts at the "Pyramida - Center for Contemporary Art" in Haifa, Israel. Ofer was also one of the organizers of The Tel Aviv Meetings which are encounters of Improvised Music musicians that are held once a month at Hagada Hasmalit in Tel Aviv.

Has performed with: Ernesto Rodrigues (Portugal), Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), John Butcher (UK), Eddie Prevost (UK), Evan Parker (UK), Gregory Büttner (Germany), Sophie Agnel (France), Ignaz Schick (Germany), Chris Heenan (USA/Germany), Alexander Frangenheim (Germany), Tom Tlalim (Holland/Israel), Wolfgang Fuchs (Germany), Heiner Metzger (Germany), Michael Maierhof (Germany), Teodora Stepančić (Serbia), Miguelángel Clerc (Chile), Ingi Garðar (Iceland), Agusti Fernandez (Spain), Ariel Shibolet, Yoram Lachish, Yoni Silver, Shmil Frenkel, Harold Rubin, Jean-Claude Jones, Assif Tsahar, Stephen Horenstein, Adi Snir, Michel Mayer, Roni Brenner, Daniel Davidovsky, Ran Slavin, Daniel Sarid, Joseph Sprinzak, Eran Sachs, Haggai Fershtman, Nori Yaakovi, Ido Bukelman, Albert Begger.

Has recorded with: Ernesto Rodrigues (Portugal), Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), Sophie Agnel (France), Gregory Büttner (Germany), Chris Heenan (USA/Germany), Alexander Frangenheim (Germany), Ariel Shibolet, Adi Snir, Roni Brenner, Michel Mayer, Ido Bukelman, Daniel Davidovsky."

-Ofer Bymel Website (

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track listing:

1. Devotional 4:45

2. Rough House 4:43

3. Lone Tech Sucker 4:02

4. Emerging Foundations 6:49

5. Emerging Foundations 20:59

6. Friend Of No One But Your Phone 2:12

7. Circuit 6:16
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"The third album of the Israeli Electro Free Trio-EFT-marks the constant evolution of this working band. This powerful outfit always searched for ways to blend on-the-spot free improvisation strategies with live electronics, noise and metal but now has reached a balanced interplay that stresses the original, constant-evolving voices of each of the musicians-guitarist Ido Bukelman, in his many solo projects, drummer Ofer Bymel, the drummer of choice of countless local experimental outfits, and electronics wizard Daniel Davidovsky, who keeps expanding his sonic palette.

Spatial Awareness was recorded live at Levontin 7 club in Tel Aviv on October 2013 and captures the experimental, slow-burning dynamics of the trio. Abstract sonic searches, fragments of white noise and concrete sounds and subtle rhythmic rustling evolve patiently until a common thread unites all into a rich and nuanced texture. On the beginning of this live recordings the aggressive interplay of former releases is transformed into an otherworldly update of the dramatic, atmospheric prog-rock suites.

But from the the fourth piece and on through the 21-minutes title piece EFT pushes harder. The abstract electronics become restless and tense, on the verge of explosion, the drumming is massive and the guitar lines are distorted and mutated. The tight interplay of the trio reaches its eruptive climax quite soon but still searches for higher, volatile catharsis. The sonic storm subsides on the short "Friend of No One But Your Phone" that highlights Davidovsky's inventive vocabulary but morphs again into a spare yet still powerful onslaught on the last "Circuit."

Highly impressive."-Eyal Hareuveni

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Improvised Music
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