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ARTIST
TITLE
Alive
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BPC 230CD BPC 230CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/15/2011

Chaim Avital's seductive house sound has been enchanting dancefloors around the world for several years. On his debut album Alive, his music becomes all the more universal: with a unique ear for suggestive melodies, the musician from Tel Aviv shapes these euphoric moments of club music into absorbing pop songs. They burst out of the club doors and ring out of radios and headphones. With the opener "Rain" the melodies glisten like the sun's rays piercing a cloudy sky. Then comes "U & Eye," when the intimate voice of Meital De Razon immediately strikes at your heart. On "Everything," with its glittering strings and vehement chords, you can feel the longing bursting from the chest of this primal club track. Bass lines run through your body like lightning strikes; the vocals are serious and insistent. Only the club legend Snax has the answer: he unravels these knotted emotions in the old-school-inspired "Wish." "Love Rehab" depicts an encounter between the deep, erotic voice of a French Casanova, ripened by his years, and the celestial chant of a love goddess lost in reverie. With its unrestrained, Balearic voices, "Runaway Frequencies" carries us away from the pulsating rhythms of the city to a far-off, boundless beach horizon. On "Don't Shout" you can still feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and yet the bass line is already pumping in deep breaths. On "Who Said What" Chaim's gaze wanders over mellow, graceful sounds. On the equally laid-back "Naturalness," warm claps and smooth melodies blend into a trippy house number. The album steers its course towards the musician's early career with "Popsky" from his first release: here, raw drumming and electrifying textures trigger rave-like moments of ecstasy. Chaim bids us farewell amongst the lively babble of "People Can Talk," which features the pulse of a hypnotic bass line. Chaim's tracks and songs are the result of 15 years of getting to know and work with music and the emotional worlds it opens up.