Batov Records drop the latest instalment in their growing Middle Eastern Grooves series, with a brand new single from Sababa 5.
The double-sided single titled ‘Forgive – Прости (Prosti)’ is a funky little number featuring the voice and lyrics of Anton Koliadko. The series now on to its 7th release comes as usual on limited edition 7-inch vinyl.
On one side, the band takes a slice of 70’s psychedelic flavour married with spacy sound effects and splicing it together with keyboards, that closely resembles an electric organ. With drums and guitar that bubble throughout, topped off by Koliadko’s vocals which hold the track’s many layers together, creating a groovy sound.
On the B-side, the melodic theme of the original is further explored in an instrumental version of the song, where the track is shrouded in deep and expressive keyboards that take centre stage in place of the vocals.
Taking the song on a different journey vocal samples from the cult 70s Soviet-era movie Teens in the Universe float in and out, drenched in a psychedelic tape-echo effect.
Forgive – Прости is out now. Buy here.
A: Forgive – Прости (feat. Anton)
If you don’t know Sababa 5 yet, you’re definitely missing out on one of the hottest bands on the Tel Aviv music scene. Founded by Amir Sadot and Ilan Smilan, the group are currently one of Batov Records’ most popular artists.