Ex-Monotonix member mixes Brazilian psych, punk, free jazz, rock with avant-garde
At the time, Yonatan Gat was the founder of Israeli garage-rock band Monotonix – once described by Spin as ‘the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll’. Monotonix was so controversial that they were even banned from playing in their homeland. After that, Gat headed to New York and revealed himself to be not only a guitarist but also a producer & experimental composer. You can safely say that his latest album ‘Universalists’ and his live performances are outright impressive. He recently blew away Le Guess Who? and PopMatters described him as ‘Visionary! A bold new idea on what to do with rock.’ Uncut, in turn: ‘It's a thrillingly chaotic sonic voyage.’ One thing is certain: all who see Yonatan Gat at work live are instantly hooked and frankly blown away. NPR: ‘Incredible, unforgettable chaos, one of the most incredible performances you'll ever see.’
tak:til is the brand new instrumental sublabel of superb house of global sounds Glitterbeat (see: BaBa ZuLa, AMMAR 808, Tamikrest ...). tak:til saw the light of day in 2017 with the release ‘Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock’ by New York duo 75 Dollar Bill. Impressive releases by Širom, Joshua Abrams, Park Jiha and Jon Hassell have meanwhile followed. The first tak:til label night ever took place last year during BRDCST, and we’ve been hooked ever since. So BRDCST 2019 is very pleased to welcome Yonatan Gat and Catalan flamenco-guitarist Refree.