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Sofía Rei And JC Maillard
The Book Beri’ah Vol 1–Keter

The fabulous voice of Sofía Rei has graced several Zorn vocal projects, from the acappella quartet Mycale to the dynamic Song Project, and here she interprets eight compositions from the Book Beri’ah—the third and last book completing the Masada legacy. Featuring the remarkable JC Maillard on saz bass, the arrangements are incredibly varied, and range from lyrical heartfelt ballads to driving grooves. Intimate and intensely personal, this is one of the most unique Masada CDs in the entire series! Unforgettable.

Personnel:
JC Maillard: Sazbass, Kiku, Charango, Percussion
Thierry Arpino: Percussion
Franco Pinna: Drums
Sofia Rei: Vocals, Charango

Cleric:
The Book Beri’ah Vol 2–Chokhma

At the forefront of the new rock complexity, Cleric is one of the most cutting edge bands out of the experimental Metal community. Here they put their hand to nine compositions from Masada Book Three. Masada fans since they were in their teens, the band has put an extra measure of creativity into this project, weaving the tunes into insane arrangements of epic proportions. Outrageous, exhilarating and intense music that combines Metal with modern classical, jazz and the Jewish tradition. You have never heard such sounds in your life!

Personnel:
Ludovic Beier: Accordion, Accordina
Timba HAarris: Violins
Matt Hollenberg: Guitars, Oud
Dan Kennedy: Bass
Larry Kwartowitz: Drums, Percussion
Nick Shellenberger: Keyboards, Vocals