by Cattivo

Fishy Jesus 04:25
Girl & Cat 04:08


What is the sound of a hidden obscure song that comes after a record has ended and all you are left with is the silent hiss & crackles of a needle that carves deeper into the black vinyl?
What is the soundtrack that plays when you lay your body in bed, close your eyes & drift into dreams?
What is the sound of longing, an old staircase, the dust that slowly piles in the empty hollow where a warm body once laid?
The four tracks of Cattivo’s self-titled EP may answer these questions.

You won’t find here uplifting beats or catchy hooks - this is a soundtrack for gazing, for the pure patient joy of listening that leaves you with an undefined feeling of longing. With our backs to the wall we may say that this little EP roams the lo-fi-dream-pop-ambient districts & yet it doesn’t sound like anything we heard before.


Cattivo [from Italian: Bad, Evil] is the sole music project of Omer Farkash, a musician and independent producer who also acted as a guitarist in some significant Israeli indie bands and also composed soundtracks for documentaries and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.
The debut album was produced together with Yair Yona and Boris Fabricant for a year at Omer's home studio in Tel Aviv.



released October 17, 2019

Omer Farkash - guitars, synths, keyboards, bass, glockenspiel
Maya Alkulumbre - vocals
Omer Luz - music consulting, Farfisa organ, varied vintage Casio Keyboards, Yamaha CP keyboard, Pocket Piano synth, additional keyboards, synths & percussion
Idit Mintzer - French horn [Dream-Manuvers]
Yair Yona - Bass, Banjo [Girl & Cat]
Benjamin Esterlis - Percussion, Noises [Girl & Cat]
Udi Brenner - Viola [Jérôme and Sylvie]

Produced by Omer Farkash & Yair Yona
Tracks 2 & 3 also produced with Boris Fabrikant.

All songs composed by Omer Farkash
"Fishy Jesus" written by Omer Farkash & Oren Livne
"Dream-Manuvers" written by Lior Shalev, Omer Farkash, Oren Livne & Benjamin Esterlis
"Girl & Cat" written by Lior Shalev, Omer Farkash & Oren Livne
"Jérôme and Sylvie" written by Oren Livne

Mixed by Omer Farkash & Benjamin Esterlis
Mastering by Shane The Cutter [London, UK]


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