Yonatan Gat

Ooooh I’ve stumbled on something really good here. I’m tickled pink with this discovery. And what a discovery you are, Yonatan Gat. Also, is this some kind of exotic way of spelling Jonathan? I’m sold.

What you have above is the fruits of the collaboration between New York-based composer Yonatan Gat and Portuguese drummer Igor Domingues; and it is mental. This EP of 5 songs has taken me on one hell of a trip around the Lazy Susan. Song 1: Yonatan is sitting alone at a booth inside a train carriage converted into a bar. Song 2: though he is alone at his table, loud, foreign drunks surround him in various stages of undress. Song 3: Everyone is literally sideways, and they are playing dominoes and card games that I have never heard of, and everyone is howling at the sound of trains going by in the night. Also: gypsies. Gypsies everywhere.

What a mind bender. By song 4 I’ve somehow been transported to The Addams Family set, but with Portuguese subtitles. There’s Uncle Fester dancing under a strobe light, there goes Cousin Itt walking into his bedroom with a plate full of fried chicken. Mental. There’s music literally flying everywhere but somehow there’s the finest of strings tying it all together.

I sort of feel intoxicated. I can’t believe I found this! Get on the train. Do not get off at your stop. Stay forever with me and Yonatan. The fact that at the time of writing this, the EP only has a handful of views is a direct line to the absurdity of the universe. Rectify this at once, working-eared people. Anyway. Gotta go. Wednesday wants to go sailing.


Yonatan Gat Upcoming Tour Dates:

7.21 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
7.22 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
7.23 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
7.24 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
7.25 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7.26 Norman, OK @ Opolis
7.27 Denver, CO @ Glob
7.30 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
7.31 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret


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