My Top Tracks of 2019

Dave Seaman challenged me to list my top 10 from 2019*. Here we go (in no particular order):

  1. Anubis – The Passing Bell (Acoustic)
    open.spotify.com/track/23qeeVkR23BxxItWyDdAOI
  2. Peter Gabriel – This is Party Man
    open.spotify.com/track/664tSqMQL8pJYWibU0coMz
  3. M83 – Hell Riders
    open.spotify.com/track/5SrF0wLZZq1gbG71amy8uU
  4. Ólafur Arnalds – ekki hugsa
    open.spotify.com/track/7fRvTEbngyFprSPRvRDyM8
  5. Big Big Train – Theodora in Green and Gold
    open.spotify.com/track/42HXC97pLLY3nPKNYjdLxu
  6. Solar Fields – Mountain King
    open.spotify.com/track/741nBKOWRqA42lO3IX0ESe
  7. Tom Day – The Good in Us
    open.spotify.com/track/1jLUTECUdLsCq0cKnhLZa7
  8. Message to Bears – Rescue
    open.spotify.com/track/7E85nvO7o6uq4K5DCV08EG
  9. Poppy Ackroyd – Time (Lone Figures Remix)
    open.spotify.com/track/3gdLYuwP7Dnryi93FDdCiI
  10. Iamthemorning – Salute
    open.spotify.com/track/4RwTtTU0FbySvxqYtxoSjB

And as playlist:

*Not all of this has been released in 2019 (partially in late 2018), but that are my favorite tracks of 2019 nonetheless.

“PARANO” Film I Scored Music for Wins “The Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary” at Jerusalem Film Festival

Parano Film PosterHuge congratulations to Ariel Semmel, who won “The Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary” at Jerusalem Film Festival!

Despite having only contributed a small portion of music to “PARANO” for Isreali director and friend Ariel Semmel, I’m proud and happy to hear that my music got amazing reviews.

Ariel: “Your music captures everybody in the beginning of the film!”

Official Trailer

 

It’s a great gain to be working with Ariel, who’s a professional with every fiber in his body. His film is touching, shocking, emotional, brutally honest and the some of bravest self-exposures I have ever witnessed. When I watched one of the earlier edits of the film — in order to prepare myself for the music to be written — I needed days to process what I had seen, the movie’s that intense.

You might think from the “cover of the book”, this movie is about a distraught guy who thinks he’s been abducted by aliens. Not even close. This movie is much more than that. It touched me every second, frame by frame.

For Ariel I wish that PARANO gets the attention and rewards it deserves. Go check out details about the film here: