Yair Etziony – Further Reduction (False Industries, digital)

Bicyclists on Tempelhofer Feld: the cover artwork of Yair Etziony's album »Further Reduction« is oppressive in a way because it captures one of the few freedoms-turned-compulsions of the past year in all its banality. The Israeli's subdued electronica sound is conceived as a kind of elegy to the lost places of a city, places where the city dwellers would have met instead. It’s ambient music that, for once, expresses a lack instead of concealing it.