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The Wire Tapper 28

Track 14


From Bney Hama

Ohad Fishof and Ishai Adar met at the Jerusalem High School for the Arts in the mid-1980s and founded the groundbreaking Nosei Hamigbaat (Top Hat Carriers). After its demise in 1992, the two kept working together, creating sound installations and collaborating on various dance, performance and video projects. But with the initiation of Bney Hama in 2007, they reconnected for a second round of songwriting and performing. Formulated as a noisier, slightly eccentric take on the synth-pop duo, Bney Hama’s music is a sharp, highly orchestrated blend of art-pop and electronic minimalism, topped with the spirit and energy of post-punk.