Tamar Aphek - All Bets Are Off
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Israeli guitarist unafraid to crank out some of the nastiest, most distorted guitar I've heard lately, and I go looking for this stuff. Psychedelic in the best of ways
For Tamar Aphek, the freedom to improvise was essential to creating the incredible ups-and-downs expressed on her solo debut, All Bets Are Off. From the machine-gun percussiveness of "Crossbow", to the creeping desolation of "Russian Winter", to the intimate insights of "All I Know", the album delights in twists and turns. Commenting on jealousy and surveillance, love and compassion, anger and escape, and countless more challenges unrevealed, its no wonder Aphek hoped to capture "the feeling of a rollercoaster. "All Bets Are Off was record at the Daptone Records Studio, mixed by Daniel Schlett (War on Drugs, DIIV) and mastered by Greg Calbi.