Yom

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Legend tells that he discovered his vocation by listening to Prokofiev. A deliberate choice, despite of his very young age at the time. At a young age and exceptionally gifted at the clarinet, Yom also discovers different musical horizons, and distinguishes himself from his little mates at the conservatory. But only later, at around 20, he feels the need to integrate other influences (Brian Eno, Radiohead, Massive Attack…) to his classical and klezmer repertoire. After several experiences in different musical groups, Yom launches a solo enterprise and practices by recording a homage to the master Brandwein. The controversial reputation of the artist allows him to respect tradition, and to leave it behind. A wise and beneficial decision! By dedicating his next album, “Unue”, to another Klezmer legend, Giora Feidman, Yom wanted to thank his elder to have opened Pandora’s Box for him. With his latest album “With Love”, Yom exposes himself and draws us into a universe of comics, at the confines of trip hop and the Balkans, of post rock and Turkey, of electronics and Romania. An explosive cocktail which will certainly disturb the fussy purists he could not care less about.

Albums

The Empire of Love

Label: Jazz Village
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: September 23, 2013

An inveterate thrillseeker, with his latest album The Empire of Love, the innovative klezmer clarinetist Yom launches himself into a new space-time continuum where French house, cyber-klezmer, and sci-fi jazz converge… Surging forwards with supercharged rhythms, threaded with shimmering strings and futuristic vocals, captivating melodies erupt from the acoustic purity of the clarinet to create music that is indefinable. Balkan Turbo Folk? Middle Eastern Dance Music? New wave Lyrical Electro? All that and more no doubt, contribute to an avant-garde musical manifesto that is held together by an impressively rich soundscape, a sublime hymn to love as much as a fantastical psychedelic trip; we stand on the cusp of a brave new world.

Yom - The Empire of Love

With Love

Label: Buda Musique
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: March 18, 2011

The champion of the Klezmer clarinet is back again. Discovered three years ago at the time of his first album “New King of Klezmer Clarinet”, a homage to Naftule Brandwein, and after that, by the outstanding “Unue”, a series of inspired duets (with, amongst others, Ibrahim Maalouf, Farid D. Wang Li, Denis Cuniot…), Yom returns accompanied by his new band, the “Wonder Rabbis”: more jazz, more funk, more fusion, and… more crazy than ever. On “With Love” Yom takes us to the world of Comics, to the borders of trip hop and the Balkans, of post rock and Turkey, of electronics and Romania; rest in peace, Super Yom and his clarinet are on the watch and will fight to save Love.

Yom - With Love