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The Wire Tapper 33

Track 11


From Vermin

Gelbart relocated in 2006 from Tel Aviv to Berlin, where he produces his unique style of experimental pop, with influences from cinema to musique concrète, prog rock, jazz, new wave and educational TV programmes. His psychedelic explorations of synthesized modulations and space age pop-inspired melodies bring to mind notions of science’s modern utopianism: an adventurous, bold search for new frontiers, based on an encyclopedic knowledge of pop’s traditions and secrets, and a passion to build exciting, unexpected structures on top of it.