Tel-Aviv based musician and producer Yuvi Havkin aka Rejoicer takes a sonic excursion through beats and jazz on his debut release for Stones Throw Records.
The album called Energy Dreams will land on August 31st and is said to explore the idea of what it means to be awake, and questions the more surreal aspects of human consciousness.
Havkin is known for helping cultivate Israel’s modern beat movement, and for fostering a community of international artists who contribute to his Tel-Aviv based label Raw Tapes. Energy Dreams’ name, track titles and visuals — created by Yuvi’s Raw Tapes co-founder Guy Glikshtein (a.k.a. ‘Jengo’)— draw on the psychedelia of spiritual jazz, and are inspired by visions Yuvi saw in a series of lucid dreams shortly after recording the album.
Says Glikshtein about the first video he created for ‘Double Astral Move’, “This is the first part in a series of videos that visually render the bigger narratives found in Rejoicer’s new album. It is inspired by the significance of dreams and the fluidity of awareness.”
Describing Energy Dreams’ exploration of the liminal spaces between unconsciousness and waking, Yuvi says, “I wanted to create an atmosphere of freedom; of walking in unfamiliar territories while still feeling at home and at ease. There’s a huge music world in my head that I hadn’t expressed or explained, and I decided to try tap into that world of sounds.”
Watch the video for ‘Double Astral Move’ above.