Formerly the guitarist with Carusella and Shoshana, Israeli artist Tamar Aphek created her debut album with The War On Drugs/DIIV producer Daniel Schett. Embracing quietness and atmosphere as much as the noisy carnage with which she’s previously been associated, ‘All Bets Are Off’ is a diverse first solo outing from Aphek.
For Tamar Aphek, the freedom to improvise was essential to creating the incredible ups-and-downs expressed on her solo debut, All Bets Are Off. From the machine-gun percussiveness of “Crossbow”, to the creeping desolation of “Russian Winter”, to the intimate insights of “All I Know”, the album delights in twists and turns. Commenting on jealousy and surveillance, love and compassion, anger and escape, and countless more challenges unrevealed, it’s no wonder Aphek hoped to capture “the feeling of a rollercoaster.”