Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat’s latest self-titled album is compiled of original songs and was created from their shared musical journeys and collaborations. This album is a hybrid of inﬂuences inspired by a joint tour where they were meeting with local musicians throughout Latin America and through their experiences together rendezvousing on the local Israeli scene.
The two have since teamed up to perform together, hypnotizing their audiences through the unique and exhilarating combination of Maya’s ethereal Cello and the orchestra of sounds that make up Matan’s electronic drums.
What began as collaborative productions based mostly on cover songs, quickly evolved into original and experimental joint performances. Belsitzman and Ephrat were supported by the encouragement of their fans and the many warm superlatives they received from Israeli music critics. Some of the original songs in this album were born during that period of collaboration.
In recent years, Belsitzman made an astounding transition, morphing from a talented musician that played alongside leading Israeli artists of our time, to taking over the spotlight herself as an eclectic and sought after singer and performer.
Ephrat’s talents are in a league of their own, bringing him onto the stage as one of the most sought after drummers on the local scene. Together, they share an astounding passion for music and a deep interest in experimenting with new genres. They merge modern beats creating a sensational, virtuosic musical production.
Their latest album is infused with 8 new songs that the duo composed to the lyrics of a variety of artists, from the likes of Rachel Shapira to Martin Luther King. The album also includes a song produced with original pieces. The cello and electronic drums prove the talents of a musical production that meticulously expands the artists’ music out and onto the realm of magic. It is in this spirit that Maya and Matan have recently released their latest album to the public.
released January 26, 2015
cello & drums,vocals & all other instruments:Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat
arranged by Rea mochiach,Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat
produced by Rea Mochiach
drums sound design & programming by Lenny ben Bassat,Rea Mochiach & M.Ephrat
recorded at Mizlol recording studios-Tel Aviv by M.Belsitzman
& M.Ephrat,Rea Mochiach,ionatan Barack,Kobi Farhi,Eilon Peri
mixed by Rea Mochiach at Gonzo Recordings,Brooklyn-NY
mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters-Nashville-TN
branding by Yafocreative
art director:Amnon Ron/producer:Tzlil Danin/graphic designer:Anna Dubinsky/photography:Gil Shani/styling:Aviv Kfir/make up:Revital Kaplan/lighting design:Tal Frid
management & production:Lilian Schutz /firstname.lastname@example.org
P&C-lilian schutz 2014