Amos Hoffman is one of the most accomplished guitar players on the small Israeli jazz scene, and has also played the oud since he was eight. Brief snippets of his oud playing have previously been heard on the recordings of Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen and the 3 Cohens.
Midwinter Graces is the 11th studio album by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Released on November 10, 2009, through Universal Republic Records, it is the first seasonal album by Amos, and is also notable for marking a return for the artist to a more classical, stripped-down, baroque sound with various synths, string-instruments, the harpsichord and Amos' own signature Bosendorfer piano at center stage, once more. The album, like previous releases from Amos, is available in a single form CD or a Deluxe edition which includes 3 bonus tracks, a 20-page photo book, and a DVD containing an interview with the artist.
Quarante ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l'extermination systématique des Juifs par le régime nazi continue de poser, à l'histoire, à la philosophie, à la science politique, des problèmes considérables. Si la matérialité des faits n'est niée que par des groupuscules propagandistes, l'interprétation de l'enchaînement causal qui produisit cet effet monstrueux, l'holocauste, divise encore "intentionnalistes" et "fonctionnalistes". Le racisme exaspéré qui constitue le foyer de la Weltanschauung hitlérienne ne se laisse pas aisément penser sous les catégories plus générales du fascisme, voire du totalitarisme. …
A decade after the release of her most politically outspoken album, a reinvigorated Tori Amos once again takes aim at the state of the world on her 15th album, Native Invader. One of Amos' tightest and most digestible efforts, it's a standout in her late-era catalog, featuring instant classics like the epic "Reindeer King" and the surprising thrill "Up the Creek." Much like spiritual sisters American Doll Posse and Scarlet's Walk, Native Invader was influenced by political turmoil on American soil; this time, following the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. However, instead of directing her barbs at an obvious target like she did on "Yo George," she veers her attention toward nature and the land.