“LETTER FOR THE CHILDREN”
Dudu Tassa & Eli Eliahu
Based on eight poems by contemporary Israeli writer Eli Eliahu, Dudu Tassa’s Letter for the Children exalts the words’ hidden musicality in a beautifully contemplative, multi-layered work. Haunted by a gauzy melancholy throughout, Tassa only offers glimpses of the incendiary guitar and Middle Eastern vibes he has consistently relied on. Wistful, intimate tales like “Crossroads” take centre stage here, while the enigmatic “If Love Is Involved” weaves the artist’s alt-rock impulses with an earthly resonance, backing his warm vocals with eloquent piano, poignant strings and textured, winding electronics.