Igayon is Hebrew for Nonsens or Island of Sense. Coming from a land in the middle east the atmosphere and tension always present in middle eastern countries is present all over. If it were only the spoken voice of one of Israels former leaders Rabin, or Ghandi talking. The songs on the album are all sung in the native language of the boys, Hebrew.
Lucky for me Igayon delivers a booklet with their CD. The lyrics have been translated into English. The presence of a booklet with English lyrics is nice to have, but a great addition nevertheless.
Igayon is a four piece band comprised of: Nir Otmazgin plays guitar and vocals, Itay Oren is responsible for Piano, keyboards and vocals, Avishai Roet playing bass guitar and vocals, and Yaron Lazerman on guitars. A few guest musicians are also present on To Go. Two of these guests take care of drums.
The musical bits on To Go are as I stated fairly easy going, Igayon are trying to build you a landscape in which it is easy to relax and wander off into the music. Once they start playing it's not likely they are willing to stop. To Go is a continuing story of lush melodies with twists and hooks, some riffing, great piano work I must say, but also present some very very familiar sounding tunes although I still have not placed them.
I would not go for the album instantly, the music is good,but not that good. As an item for your collection with yiddish text it might be a good addition. Just go and listen for yourself, and see if you like the lush and dreamy music Igayon are producing.
02 Peace And Serenity
03 To Go