Iberian Passage, the debut EP from New York-by-way-of-Tel-Aviv composer and guitarist Yonatan Gat, of Monotonix fame, is being reissued on CD and white vinyl. The EP, which was first released last May via Joyful Noise Recordings, came to life after Gat played in a festival in Portugal where he met Portuguese drummer Igor Domingues (Throes + the Shine). The pair began to collaborate and Gat moved to Porto temporarily, and ended up recording Iberian Passage at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira. Inspired by Brazilian psychedelic experimentalists Os Mutantes and African ensembles such as Orchestra Baobab, Iberian Passage is a tropical and frenetic improvisational affair.
To celebrate this re-release, Yonatan Gat will embark on a European tour next week, with a stop in London on November 19th at The Shacklewell Arms. Head over here to check all the other live dates.
What’s more, the EP comes with an ace brand new song, ‘East to West’, and you can listen to it now.