According to Israeli guitarist Rotem Sivan, Antidote, his fourth outing, was a product of the shock and heartbreak he felt with the ending of a 7-year relationship. Throughout this new body of work, mostly composed of original compositions, the music became a genuine vehicle for him to express inner emotions.
After his debut as a leader in 2013, the trio has suffered some alterations in its lineup, stabilizing since 2015 with bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Colin Stranahan.
Adopting the contours of a sultry dance, “Shahar” evinces a warming subtlety in every chord and string bending, captivating unreservedly through a clear emotional fluidity. The trio, living in perfect consonance with the music, adheres easily to any idea that might come up.…show more content… Sectional rock inflections opportunely break the chain, bringing novelty and liberating the soul. On this spot, Sivan’s beautiful distorted chords are key.
Another immediately palpable little piece is the introspective “Rustic Heart”, in which Sivan, playing alone, speaks more than on any other tune delivered in