Wednesday, January 26, 2005

What's That About Artistic Integrity?

In a review of "Ne'imot Yitenu", Ben Jacobson observes:
Ne'imot Yiteinu was released independently, but following its release, the Shevet Ahim ensemble closed a deal with Noam Productions. This is especially encouraging for two reasons. Firstly, it indicates that even in the small niche market of Jewish music, it is possible for artists to move up.

Secondly, the fact that Noam Productions is interested in working with acts far outside the hassidic pop genre shows that even in Mea She'arim, a market exists for music that has far more artistic integrity and spirit than Mordechai Ben-David and his cookie-cutter peers.