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  • Anagnorisis
  • 900 Days (Lyric Video)
  • Lost Horse
  • Earth Odyssey

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AB: 10 Jul 2020
Asaf Avidan’s 7th album
Out now!
Asaf Avidan - Anagnorisis -
Asaf Avidan about "900 Days":
AB: 21 Aug 2020 - Asaf Avidan about "900 Days":
If there were to be a chronological order to this album, 900 Days would have to be the first song. The closure that it brought me was the jumping board to a new exploration of self. The end of my last relationship left me feeling betrayed. Not by my partner, but by love itself... or more precisely by myself. My notions and ideals left me spiralling downward. Again. I needed to write this song, to capsulate the time in that relationship in order to move forward.
Asaf Avidan - 900 Days - Asaf Avidan about "900 Days":
AB: 11 Jul 2020
The title track from the upcoming album
Asaf Avidan - Anagnorisis -
Asaf Avidan about "Lost Horse":
AB: 15 May 2020 - Asaf Avidan about "Lost Horse":
"2019 was a strange year for me, just before it began I was attacked by a wolf which I tried to adopt. Then, some months later, a pack of wolves arrived in the field near my studio and chased Ariadne, my sweet quarter-paint horse, until she finally fell off a cliff to the sea below and was never found.

I was heartbroken and demoralized by my lack of ability to bring her back, to change her fate. The simultaneous grandeur and smallness of that dramatic story of life and death pushed all my buttons.

I came back to my writing studio after hours of fruitless search for her body and opened my notebook and wrote two words - “LOST HORSE” - at the top of a small page…

And then I cried for all the loves I had and lost, for all the times my strength was not sufficient to change the outcome of a life full of finitude. A life filled with endings.
I cried for what seemed to be limitless emotion in a limited world."



All my body's undulating
back and forth but it's too late and
there's no cure and no sedating
this prolonged, insane, grotesque thing
that we wrongly have been naming "Love"
but this ain't love

Pretty soon I will be feeding
on the taps your little feet in
silver boots make when they're fleeing town
and I can't get around to being
much surprised by memories speeding
on the road on which we're bleeding love
Honey, this ain't love

I want you to hold me
Perpendicularly only
A sundial for the gods
We were born… Born to fail


It's Raining cats and dogs, and lightning
strikes my heart and sheds some light on-
to the fact it ain't so frightening
how there hasn't been your pretty sight in
so much time, my teeth are whitening
from the blood we shed while biting love
Honey, this ain't love

I want you to hold me
Perpendicularly only
A sundial for the gods
we were born… Born to fail



Written, Composed and Performed by Asaf Avidan
Produced, Recorded & mixed by Tamir Muskat at Vibromonk East TLV
2nd recording engineer - Omry Amado
Additional recordings by Asaf Avidan at Different Pulses Studios Italy

Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards by Asaf Avidan
Drums, Percussion, Programming by Tamir Muskat
Bass by Itamar Ziegler
Mastered by Vlado Meller at Vlado Meller Mastering
Assisted by Jeremy Lubsey
Asaf Avidan - Lost Horse (This Ain't Love) - Asaf Avidan about "Lost Horse":
Asaf Avidan about
"Earth Odyssey":
AB: 10 Apr 2020 - Asaf Avidan about
"Earth Odyssey":
Earth Odyssey was not supposed to be a "single". It was intended to be, what the industry calls - an "album track", waiting patiently until the release of the full album later this year.

However - as it did for everyone - the world changed around me, beneath me and inside me in such a dramatic way, that it would be crazy not to react, as an artist, to the present situation.

There was a plan. A meticulously detailed setup of singles, tours, photo-shoots, press releases and at the end of it all - an album. It was a good plan.
But as my grandma used to say in Yiddish - Mensch tracht und Gott lacht. Man makes plans and God laughs.

Our imagined sense of control has crumbled around us in an instant, drowning us in an ocean of uncertainty.

Confined in little spaces, we are disconnected from most of the things we compulsively collected around us in order to give ourselves a sense of meaning.

It's scary and nerve-racking, but it is none the less a step closer to the truth.
The truth that we all are, and always have been, helpless.

Long before Covid-19 and long after it we were always just fragile bodies, slowly
deteriorating, grasping around frantically to try to find meaning.

We are intricate paintings drawn in the sand in the midst of a storm... a momentary
defiance of entropy.

All we can really do is hug ourselves and others in the process.

Embrace that knowledge and not be terrified or crippled by it.

Celebrate it.

Create finite beauty and structure amidst a turmoil of infinite chaos and uncaring. After all, that is the essence of Humanity.

The ability to acknowledge an unmovable truth but to still dare to oppose it.

It is our own personal Odyssey. An earthly one. A human one.

Earth Odyssey was written as an anthem for that inherently human helplessness.

In the past year, after a life-threatening incident with a wolf-dog, and tumbling towards my 40th Birthday, staying isolated in a country house, turned studio - I wrote this song.

Working on it a few days ago from the confinement of my lockdown, it just seemed right to release it now.
Asaf Avidan - Earth Odyssey - Asaf Avidan about"Earth Odyssey":

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