Sexy and rebellious Tel Aviv has blossomed into a cutting-edge coastal city. Fashion, trends and music have been born from the ancient and intimate streets and exploded in this cosmopolitan metropolis where the beautiful people are flocking to catch the hottest styles and sounds.
“Its contemporary chill-out” says Shlomi “I don’t want to find a genre for it; I wanted to keep the traditional dance stuff to a minimum and do something a little different. The idea of producing a whole album of beautiful electronica really appealed to me.” And the prodigious Israeli has been true to his word.
Over 12 tracks totalling 50 minutes he demonstrates a fresh exciting new angle to his production cannon. From the haunting swell of opening track ‘Looking In God’s Eyes’ the album quickly confirms this is electronic music at its contemporary best, a marriage of Shlomi’s distinct production technique, local influence and collaboration.
On ‘Eastern Breeze’ he uses the sound of the ‘oud’, a rare domestic instrument from the Yemen, to create a piece of modern ethnicity. ‘Don’t Be A Fool’ tips a wink to Thom Yorke mixing glitched melody and fractured beats with the familiar seductive vocals of Guy Mantzur, who has previously recorded tracks for 6 Feet Under, Nip / Tuck and MTV’s – The Real World.
‘Moods’ shows Shlomi up in a brand new guise recorded exclusively for the album as does ‘Sea Of Sand’, his famed Guy Gerber co-production. As the album rounds toward the finale, ‘Random Fiction’ provides a fitting platform to showcase the exquisite vocals of Anat Ben Homo.
The perfectly delicate State of No One is a confident electronic chill-out album that delivers the very hottest of contemporary Israeli sounds.