“Intoxicating Israeli vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb blends Middle-Eastern traditions with wide-open abstractions.”
Ayelet’s compositions to Israeli & Palestinian poetry, sung in Hebrew. Includes liner notes by poet Agi Mishol.
Features Israeli pop icon Alon Oleartchik.
The songs of Roadsides chronicle clunky ceiling fans and hymns of female blessing, watermelon hugs and sorrowful absences, abandoned sheds and soaring, hopeful wings. Gottlieb’s voice brings a jazz-inflected, pitch-perfect sense to these little, but weighty tales. Supported by a band of close collaborators, Gottlieb presents the flavours and sensations of everyday life, in what she calls an “open letter to my homeland.”
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb – Voice and Compositions; Ihab Nimer – Violin & Oud; Udi Horev – Guitars; Anat Fort – Piano; Ora Boasson-Horev – Contrabass; Dani Benedict – Drums
Alon Oleartchik, Julia Feldman, Michael Gottlieb – guest vocalists; Gilad Dobrecky – percussion; Choir;
Album art – Alona Weiss