ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Grinberg “Short Stories”

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Daniel Grinberg’s full-length is just a pure, and melodic album. Daniel, along with vocalists Aveva Dese, Alex Moshe, and Yoav Arbel, create Short Stories. Each track is a brief, yet delicate peek into Grinberg’s illustrations of life. Produced by Maor Scwartzberg off of Green Tone Music, the project isn’t short of material. The mass of the album is passive, but by no means—idle.

“Old Town” visits his youth with friends, the wheat fields of his hometown, and what sounds like a girl he left behind. It was one of the tracks sung solely by Grinberg. “Michaela” starts off with violin and low cymbals; the lyrics are following this woman’s past and present, but not as cheerful or reminiscent as “Old Town.”

“Her children left home a long time ago- leaving behind, empty and sad,” lyrics suggest Michaela is a lonely woman. Who she is?—I don’t know. Can it be one of Grinberg’s friends, or even his own mother? In the next song “Thanks,” I can’t decide if he’s singing to a mother figure, or a woman of interest. “Thanks to your voice, thanks to your love,” he starts. “Thanks to your jokes, and your insights. Thanks to your love, your faith and trust… you give me life,” he continues. The album ends with him reiterating visions of love, acceptance, and hopefulness. What I’ve learned, is that Daniel celebrates the memories of his life from Buenos Aires to Tel Aviv. You can check out the first track, “80 Years,” below.

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