Articles By: Hislahavus
Hislahavus is an avid Jewish music collector. He gets a kick out of varied and eclectic music, and is in heaven when friends join him at the Shabbos table to sing some Chabad d'veykus niggunim and Sefardi zemirot. He works in the youth industry, where he puts his passion for good Jewish music to work. He plays flute - though not professionally, by any means, and is the Baal Tefillah and Baal Koreh at his local shteeble.
Written fresh out of an 8th Day concert at the Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton, with some 1000 Jewish college students in attendance, it’s time to finally finish something that was started a long time ago. Ink has been spilled on this album before, [&hellip
As Niggunim albums go, anyone producing them has got a difficult balance: on the one hand, you want to retain the original power and spirituality; at the same time, you want to mix it up. And some albums opt for more of the former; [&hellip
Shuky Sadon is one of a brilliant freshman class of singers, and in his debut, he gives us an Israeli dance-pop album with lots of flavor. Let’s check it out. Kol Mitzahalos: (****) First of a few dance tracks, and this one’s a hora. Fun, [&hellip
Another newbie pops out into the Jewish musical scene, but his sound is no rookie effort. Mordechai Shapiro and his fantastic production staff have masterfully delivered one of the most enjoyable pop albums to come out in the past few years. His faster numbers are [&hellip
A fresh duo on the scene blends styles with an alluring new album. Rogers Park, made up of two Chicagoans Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz, draws on a folk-rock sound. They keep their harmonies light and easy; their cheery vocals are upbeat and intriguing. Jewish music junkies will find echoes of Megama and Moshe Hecht [&hellip
Talk about some guys cooking up a mash! Chillent is a live jam funk band based in Pittsburgh, featuring Sruli Broocker (Harmonica), Shua Hoexter (Sax, Wind Synth), Gedaliah Aronson (Guitar), Alan Meyers (Keyboard), Jules Coulson (Drums). A whole new taste, a whole new sound! Check out some of [&hellip
Unfortunately, seems as for recent events in my life have overtaken my reviewing capabilities, and these reflections find themselves long after the release of these albums. Despite the fact that some may look at this as yesterday’s news, maybe some of you may [&hellip
Zion80 blasted onto the New York scene with their tantalizing self-titled Carlebach tribute. I reviewed that wild album here. And having waited way too long, I’ve finally gotten to a working computer to express this simple point: Music lovers and audiophiles beware – An album of magic addictiveness is available for your hypnotic pleasure. Jon [&hellip
Moshe Laufer has now released his third album of Chabad niggunim in partnership with Levik Touboul, and fourth overall (in addition to being the arranger for Avraham Fried’s first two Chabad albums). I have had the pleasure of reviewing the other 2, so here’s #3, the chazaka! As is his modus operandi, the albums rely [&hellip
I’ll be honest – I’m not quite sure I ever expected to hear a decent choir again. My apologies to all those out there involved with boys productions, but I just find the modern choirs to be intense, sharp and somewhat obnoxious. Them’s fightin’ [&hellip
Those two geniuses behind A Groyse Metsie and Peshita are at it again, with an album of Niggunim that even this Chabad niggunim junky has never heard before! Check this out, Niggunei Chabad from the Town of Kublitz
What are you singing around your menorah? Avi Piamenta and Gad Shoshani join together for this epic Maoz Tzur, wishing the whole world an incredible Chanukah! Check out this video for some superb vocals, let alone that Avi flute that we know and love!
Blues and rock master Lazer Lloyd is well on his way to a new album. But you are invited to join the process! The record company has suggested that we let Lazer’s fans pick the single for the new upcoming album. All of your feedback is much appreciated. Send all comments to https://www.facebook.com/lazerlloydmusic!