CD & Digital; Anova Music 2011
Ohad Fishof and Ishai Adar met at The Jerusalem High School for the Arts in the mid-eighties. In 1986, at the age of 17, with Fishof as a vocalist and both him and Adar on synthesizers, they founded the groundbreaking Nosei Hamigbaat, with drummer Alon Cohen and Guitarist Tamir Albert. An unlikely post-punk experimental combo in a musical landscape rooted mostly in MOR rock, they played a major role in the emergence of a local musical counter-culture. Nosei Hamigbaat released two acclaimed albums during the five years of their existence. Since their demise in 1992, their long lasting influence on Israeli culture inspired documentaries, tribute events, academic papers and a novel.
After the break-up of the band, Fishof and Adar turned their separate ways: Fishof as a musician, dancer, performer and visual artist, working and living in London during the Nineties; Adar as a musician and film composer.
Over the years the two kept working together, creating sound installations and collaborating on various dance, performance and video projects. But it was only with the initiation of Bney Hama in 2007, that they rejoined for a second round of song writing and performing.
Formulated as a noisier, slightly eccentric take on the synth-pop duo, Bney Hama’s music is a sharp, highly orchestrated blend of art-pop and electronic minimalism, topped with the spirit and energy of post-punk.
In September 2008 they performed a series of live shows in a ran-down building in central Tel Aviv, as part of the performance and installation art project Memo, created by Fishof for Art TLV, the city’s Biennale. Later that year, Bney Hama self-titled track was released on the CD compilation Studio 01, published as part of a special issue of Studio Art Magazine, with Fishof as guest editor.
Bney Hama’s self-titled debut album was released on Anova Music in December 2011.
MY GOD IS TIRED (HAELOHIM SHELI AYEF)
IN SLEEP (MITOCH SHENA)