Very unusual format: 12″LP+8″EP
Shofar was founded by Raphael Rogiński in 2007. From the very beginning, its program consists of pieces related to the mystical Jewish tradition. The pieces they perform come from pre-war musicological research from Ukraine, Poland and Moldova. They are most often “niguns”, or “magical religious songs that are supposed to introduce into a trance and ecstasy”.
By keeping the sound material of the melody unchanged, it is possible to get to know the entire spectrum of Hasidic music and the culture associated with it. The enormity of this tradition is filtered at the end by the personalities of the musicians playing in the band. In this band, the music is the music of the present, not a museum specimen.
Raphael Rogiński- guitar
Mikołaj Trzaska- saxophone, bass clarinet
Macio Moretti – drumsMore Like Right Before It Started - Shofar