Ulrich Ziegler plays Sword and Sandals
live at Vibromonk Studio, Brooklyn, NY August 2012
Directed by John Chimples
Engineered by Dan Shatzky
The Ulrich Ziegler debut album is out!
Memories of Now
the Deli Magazine's album of the month
“A treasure chest of tinkly instrumentation, dexterous acoustic play, poetic lyricism and strong pop melodies...an unexpected winner.”
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Memories of Now
“Wonderful, exquisite, personal and heart wrenching songs”
“...A beautiful album.”
-Ben Shalev, Haaretz
As a teenager, Itamar Ziegler was one of the most sought after musicians in his native Israel, performing with top national acts and world-renowned performers. In 1997 Itamar was lured to New York City where he has lived and worked ever since. Shortly after arriving in NYC his band Side Effect was signed by Def Jam Records. In addition to his work with Pink Noise and Balkan Beat Box, Itamar has recorded and performed with acts including Firewater, Shotnez, The Blam and Victoria Hanna.
Itamar also composes for film and television. His scoring credits include the BBC documentary Blue Blood, which debuted at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, Miao Wang’s critically acclaimed documentary films Beijing Taxi and Yellow Ox Mountain, as well as frequent collaborations with filmmaker Yoni Zigler. His music has been featured on numerous MTV programs.
Itamar’s solo albums have been his main focus in recent years; Itamar Ziegler (2003), The Birds, the Sky, the Trees...all that Shit (2006, 8th Note Rec) and Memories of Now (2010 Anova Music).
“Itamar Ziegler is known to an ever-increasing audience of music lovers as one of the world's distinctive voices on bass and guitar. Whether heard with indie rock band Pink Noise, with Electro-Gypsy sensation Balkan Beat Box, with the innovative Shotnez, or on his solo records, Itamar's distinctive musical voice shines through.
There is something soul touching about the musical adventures that are the solo albums of Itamar Ziegler. These works are the product of a very personal kind of creation: Itamar records the albums at his own studio, playing almost all of the instruments himself. The music brings the intimacy of a private meditation by a brilliant musical mind straight to the listener.”
- The Story Must Be Told
- To Father
- Memories of Now
- Lordy Lord
- Ode To Nature
- Amor Fati
- Hashikor (The Drunk)
- So It Goes
“Wonderful, exquisite, personal and heart wrenching songs. An album with a mystical taste and a critical mass”
“A true pop poet.”
“Excellent musician, Beautiful album.”
“Make way for a striking, powerful mix of dark introspection, passion and conviction casting shadows and awakening a sweet, soft spot in the mind. Beautifully compelling and intoxicating.”
“Itamar Ziegler succeeds in turning his album into an extremely personal experience without isolating himself.”
“Itamar's distinguished personal soundscape will stay with you.”
- Jimi Stack Shakshooka Shack
- You’re Like
- Night Ride
- Blind Folded
- Arabic Surf Dance
“Heart pumping treat, full of pulsating rhythm and near comical twists and turns. Home cooked musical ride that is Fun and inspiring”
“...Rich with a gyrating array of world music knowledge embracing Fat Possum-style country blues and middle eastern pop-music”
“A fascinating world of unique colors and tastes.”