Ola Bilińska continues her expeditions into the world of Jewish folk songs. After an album filled with lullabies called “Berjozkele” (see our Best of 2015), this time she reaches for the theme of love songs.
Beautiful and full of melancholic tunes of (mostly) traditional origin, “Libelid – Yiddish Love Songs” has been arranged with unusual sensitivity to acoustic instruments and complemented by subtle electronics. The music accompanies words of traditional Jewish pre-war love songs, full of sorrow, thoughtfulness and passion.
Extremely moody and lyrical album, “Libelid” shows different faces of love. Music has been enriched by a wonderful publication with original texts translated into four languages, historical commentary, and beautiful surreal graphic collages. (Bartosz Nowicki)