Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Jewish Music Review: Six 13 Acapella:Free Sampler


If you enjoy A capella and even if you don't six 13's latest release, Yesh Chadash is certain to catch your attention. This album stays very true to the A capella venue and takes albums like Bitachon to the next level. As opposed to other A capella albums you may have heard that use samples of voice, six 13 uses real true vocals to put forth it's musical ideas and I believe most of the songs are original compositions. The recording quality of this album is some of the best I've heard in the Jewish music scene. The first song, Hodu really grabs your attention with it's feel good major key and light background vocals and I found myself enjoying it right away. The second song, Matovu brings more of a rock edge to it, again another winner. The ingenuity of these chord progressions and vocal arrangement explains why Mike Boxer is a real genius with choir and vocal production. Skipping around a bit here: Track 6 is what I call the "parody track "where group performs a medley of contemporary pop songs and it's certainly entertaining. Track 8 features their take on the famous wedding song: Shiru La memelch (Yeedle) which is certain to get you up and dancing. Needless to say I found this album very enjoyable and it proves that A capella can be great to listen to all year round. You can't go wrong with this album and certainly six 13 has taken Jewish A capella to a whole new level. Enjoy the sampler below!


2 comments:

Yehuda said...

You posted the wrong sampler....

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Thanks that was funny though!