Stones Throw unveils Apifera’s debut album, Overstand

Photo by Ben Kirschenbaum 

Stones Throw is releasing the debut album by Apifera, called Overstand, this October.

If you’re a regular visitor to the site, you’ll be familiar with the names that make up Apifera. Yuval Havkin aka Rejoicer (keys), Nitai Hershkovits (keys), Amir Bresler (drums) and Yonatan Albalak (bass) are all longtime members of the Raw Tapes family, and they have come together to form this new quartet. 

Named after a variety of bee-attracting orchid, Apifera creates organic-sounding structures, harmonies and arrangements intended to reflect the rich variety and equilibrium of the natural world.

The album’s ten tracks span influences from Israeli folk music to impressionist composers like Ravel and Satie, traditional music from Sudan and Ghana, and the transcendental jazz of Sun Ra. 

With their first full-length out on 30th October, the album is preceded by lead track ‘Lake VU’, which you can stream below.

Lake VU’ is a track that unfolds itself slowly revealing it’s many layers of subtle harmonies and arrangements with each listens. It’s an intriguing taste which hints at even more intriguing things to come from Apifera.

The record comes hot on the heels of Stones Throw’s announcement of The Twilite Tone’s, debut solo album – The Clearing arriving on 9th October.

Pre-order Overstand here.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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