Asaf Avidan/ ‘Anagnorisis’/ Telmavar Records
After earning Platinum records and #1 hits across Europe over the past decade, Asaf Avidan had planned to take some time to regroup in the rural Italian countryside this year, taking stock of life and planning out his next musical directions. Of course, those plans changed as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the Israeli musician's chosen retreat, and Asaf felt no choice but to tap into the complex, inherently chaotic and ever-changing nature of what it means to live in our current moment. The result is Anagnorisis (September 11 / Telmavar Records), a ten-song collection named after the Greek literary device in which a character experiences a sudden and complete moment of revelation. In this case, Asaf's revelation was that nothing is truly that simple or that easy.