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Yonatan Gat


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Yonatan Gat first gained notoriety as founder of Monotonix, described as "the most exciting live band in rock'n'roll" by SPIN, and toured with Pavement and Faith No More gaining cult status.
Their controversial concerts got them banned from performing in their home country of Israel.
Gat's resulting nomadic life would go on to shape his future global sound. Upon settling in Brooklyn he was named "Best Guitarist in New York, 2013” by the Village Voice.
The following year saw his first EP, Iberian Passage (recorded in Portugal). Director, Gat's debut full-length, was a series of improvisations tracked live by Thee Oh Sees producer Chris Woodhouse. He followed it with Physical Copy, an EP recorded by Steve Albini, and began expanding his ensembles to include Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Thor Harris (Swans) and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)
2018's Universalists coincided with a split 7" with Brazil's Os Mutantes and a guest solo on Entente by Nigerien legends Tal National.
Co-produced by Silver Jews frontman David Berman, the album consisted of live improvisations, "rearranged electronically in ways that suggest Teo Macero, DJ Screw, Yeezus-era Kanye West, but not much else in rock music." (PopMatters)
Vocals were cut from Alan Lomax field recordings, Gat's voice and a collaboration with the Native American group Eastern Medicine Singers. NPR described it as "incredible, unforgettable chaos," referring to Gat's concert as "one of the most incredible performances you'll ever see."


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