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Meditation of the sad soul

A second disc by the Livnat brothers. Original music for their own poems and for poems by poets from Israel and abroad. Musical production – The Livnat  brothers All the music was written by Aviv Livnat. (Golden Peacock Ltd. 1997)

1. Follow Your Fate (Fernando Pessoa) 

2. Poems and Melodies (Nathan Sach)

3 Valley Scenes (Aviv Livnat)

4. Mummy I'm Frightened / The Squadron's Song (Aviv Livnat) 

5. Things to Sweeten Days (Nathan Sach) 

6. Mathematics (Aviv Livnat)

7. The Judgement (Leah Goldberg) 

8 The Stamp Collection (Aviv Livnat)
9. Fire and Ice (Robert Frost)
10. I Want To End Up Among Roses (Fernando Pessoa)
11. Ithaca (Kavafis)
12. Meditation of the Sad Soul (Abraham bar-Hiyya)


Performed by: Aviv Livnat – Guitars, vocals
Arik Livnat – Wind instruments, vocals
Nadav Rubinstein – Keyboard
Arnon Friedman – Keyboard
Ronen Bar David – Keyboard
Micha Michaeli – Bass
Meir Yisrael – Drums and percussion
Gadi Sari – Percussion
Efrat Ben Zur – Background vocals

Reviews:
"Meditation of the Sad Soul is the second album by the Livnat brothers, Aviv and Arik. They are exceptional musicians and fascinating creators, who exhibit great sensitivity and talent in their combination of pop, jazz, and classical music…They are creatively adventurous and interestingly innovative; most importantly, they have the courage to tackle the poems of well-known poets…The dozen songs in the album are not run-of-the-mill pop tunes – not in the melodious and intertwining tunes, not in the high register texts, and not in the classy production that make them equally suitable for cabaret dives, theater halls, and concert auditoriums…pure music, totally divested of commercial influences."  Amos Oren, (Yedioth Ahronoth)

"The record 'Meditation of the Sad Soul' is one of contrasts; that is its complexity, but also the source of its strength and uniqueness. Elements that seem on first hearing to be full of tension and contrasts, both from the musical and the poetical aspects, fulfill each other when repeated and merge into one sonoric unity which transposes the listener with a special emotional and cultural experience that is exceptional in these parts. The Livnat brothers have taken us on a beautiful journey. What better could sweeten these days than poetry? Not to be missed!"  Dr. Avi Brecher (Hayyim Aherim)


"The Livnat brothers represent the antithesis of what occurs nowadays in Israeli rock: they are daring, creative, talented and able to sell their artistic truth…" Lior Rosenthal (Reshet Shoken) "A fascinating album; this music does not resemble anything one finds today in the market. The words come straight from the heart and connect emotionally. The texts emanate a painful intimacy…a soul-liberating album…" Tom Livneh (Yedioth Tikshoret)
"So intimate that it hurts, but the hurt is as gentle as a bandaged wound in Aviv and Arik Livnat's second record, 'Meditation of the Sad Soul.' And this sadness is as light as if it has never been, caressing, looking down and studying two people playing, writing, singing, and creating. Two brothers." Avishai Mathiah (Bamahaneh)