“Raw, groovecentric & transcultural”
All About Jazz
“Hamsa is destined to rock dancefloors. A very enjoyable EP”
Music is my Sanctuary
Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)
Emma Warren (Worldwide FM)
“Stunning .... will play on my radio show for sure”
“dope tracks on this album”
Alex Attias (BBE)
Ellen King-Rodgers (KGLT)
Batov Records are excited to introduce the newest member of the clan – Sandman Project. Their debut release on Batov ‘Royal Family’, due for release on the 26th Oct 2018, is one of our most highly anticipated releases to date.
Unifying the psychedelic from West African rock with slinky Ethiopian jazz, emboldened with an improvisational vibration.
Tal Sandman is the guitarist and leader of the group based in the Arabic district of Tel Aviv, Jaffa. With a name drawn from her deep connection to the earth's elements, the group's sound is purely instrumental and at times evokes the early pioneering spirits of Ethiopian jazz with swirling trumpets climbing up and down a moody Tezeta Ethiopian scale.
Evidently the traditional Ethiopiques famed series is a fundamental source and drive for the Sandman Project incarnation, none more so than in the track 'Hamsa' with it's lilting guitar and organ propped up against a dubby rhythm section. Often the music veers to the rockier end of the spectrum and lead single 'Circles' growls with its punk-like, rawness and a bass guitar and kick drum piling the track through. ‘Savannah Trip’ recalls Sun Ra in the Malian desert and will surely appeal to the more jazz inclined as it reaches for mountainous atmospherics only the top end of a guitar fretboard can uncover.
To a tuned ear, there will surely be a playfulness to the entire proceedings, a soundtrack for a film yet to be made.
released October 26, 2018
Produced and mixed by Tomer Baruch
Mastered by James Dellatacoma at Creative Music and Audio
Recorded by Marco Gorkan at Kitcha Studios Tel-Aviv 16/04/18
Cover Art by Danielle Tonurist
Tal Sandman - Guitar
Shay Hazan - Bass & Krakebs
Tal Avraham - Trumpet
Haim E Peskoff - Drums
Tomer Baruch - Keyboards & Sound Effects
Tal Sandman sends special thanks to DJ Kobayashi and Tomer Baruch who supported her throughout the period of the album and helped it come to life.
Her musicians: Talu, Shay and Haim for playing, and helping creating this album.
supported by 33 fans who also own “Royal Family - EP”
Évidemment, j'aime beaucoup la première face mise en avant dans la promotion de l'EP, mais la seconde face a pour moi un petit quelque-chose en plus. Les deux influences culturelles des deux artistes arrivent chacune à s'imposer un peu plus et l'alchimie n'en est que plus belle ! Shk
Across these songs, Ethiopian jazz, African psychedelic rock and funk, Sudanese dance rhythms, and Tuaregi grooves mingle with the jazz and folk traditions of the Americas. Bandcamp Album of the Day Mar 19, 2019