Bela Tarr is the moniker of Israeli bass player/guitarist Zoe Polanski.
Long time a member of Israeli collective noise/folk ensemble of Katamine/Ex-Lion Tamer, this is her first solo release.
She sounds like a big cloud of reverbred and filtered feelings with her big, dense sounds that is led by her chorused bass and guitar and dreamy vocal delivery.
Bela Tarr’s songs are in a constant crave for a solution or comfort of some sort. Often sounds like a lost soul, searching for a redeemer, BT’s bedroom recording is just perfect in passing the doom and gloom feeling throughout the album’s ten songs.
Her music sounds like a combination of the classic 4AD-Mortal Coil sound, along with experimental essence of people like Steven R Smith’s and the somewhat poppish side of Minimal Compact‘s Malka Speigel‘s solo album Rosh Ballata or her new band Githead.
Pulsar, her debut album, released by Israeli label (and a record store, comics store, pub and live music venue) of Uganda, comes in a heavy and thick cardboard with no additional information.