22.04.2011 18.Nisan, 5771 Chel Hamo'ed 2; Tag 3 des Omer
Sorrow, hope, joy, desire, awe, anger at injustice – all receive magnificent expression on Amal Murkus' rare new album, whether you understand the lyrics or not.
Sometimes you have to begin with the bottom line. In this case, it's that "Baghani" – Amal Murkus' new CD – is wonderful. It is the clearest, most beautiful and most profound Israeli album that I have heard lately.
It's almost unfair to say that, because there are other albums that feature exceedingly lovely melodies, and albums that have spectacular singing, and albums with wonderful playing. Rare are the cases in which a single album has all of this – although it does happen sometimes….