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April 02, 2005

Post hits Hitman

Jerusalem Post's Viva Sarah Press hits Hitman as a debut with no punch:

Ohad Hitman might already have a long list of accomplishments to his name, but his debut album isn't up to scratch.

The 27-year-old offers 12 tracks on this self-titled disc that are just not fully formed. The melodies are pleasant, but nothing special.

Although this is his first full-length album, expectations were high because of his background. Hitman, whose uncle was the late music-maker Uzi Hitman, has composed songs for numerous Festigal events, and wrote music for the TV show Domino in his early career.

The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance graduate has also participated in a number of festivals throughout the country, including the Piano Festival and the Holon Hebrew Song event.

His single, "Tagidi Lo," which is popular on the radio, is enjoyable to listen to, but doesn't push one to invest in the album.

Other singles include "Nocturno" and "Talot," though songs like the melodious "Nahar Ha'ahava" and the compelling "Tefilin" better showcase his strengths as a musician.

Will this Hitman be a force on the Israeli rock scene? Yes, most likely. He just has to let loose on his follow-up album, and give that extra zing that this one is missing.

Posted by yudel at April 2, 2005 08:47 PM


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