Maniac is Ariel Gal, born in 1977,
is a first-degree student in the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem studying Hebrew
Literature and Sociology.
minimalism, extreme introvert as if
singing to himself only. Auto Maniac plays
the guitar and the computer and treats
with his own special way the poems of the
great poets: Yona Wallach, Yekhiel Hazzak
and Natan Alterman, with the helping hand
of Rafi Bousidan.
Or on Auto Maniac:
a distance you can hear the shadow of the
song. Coming closer you view a big and a
white house. The girls who live in never
get old. They always wear their wedding
dress. The chicks stay chicks. The flowers
bloom forever. Constantly the sailors get
off the ships dressed in celestial white
in their hands holding flowers that
minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-to-day
turn more and more beautiful. Only when
you get far you notice that the windows
are barred, in the large courtyard
ambulances download medicine boxes, that
the silence turns into rustle, turns into
songs. But from a distance you can only
hear the shadow of the songs. So come in.
A lot of cd’s deal with the word, with
the phrase “Rock”. This cd is a rare
debate in a mysterious phrase, more
illusive one. In the word “only”.
“Only” meaning in Hebrew-“Rak”
(pronounced like “bar”).