Mostly Kosher, This World is Yours
For Your Consideration, Best Global Music Album
Listen To This World Is Yours
MOSTLY KOSHER, the acclaimed Klezmer-Rock band, boldly redefines their musical genre with a much anticipated 2nd album, This World is Yours (released Feb 24 2022). The ensemble takes the listener through a timeline of history with modern protest music, toppling norms of intolerance and indifference. Birthed into an urban jungle of street Jewish folk music, we are led through deserts, wars, failures, triumphs, love & survival.
The first song begins with footsteps into a shtetl (village) leading us into the depths of old world Judaic folk music, tavern-style! The album’s odyssey quickly twists into the modern era, inspired by the great rock operas of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Decemberists’ Hazards of Love, to reimagine messages of social justice, mutual understanding, sabotaged love and unstoppable joy. The album stands as a natural successor to the Judaic roots genre, and reminds society to pass this age-old message on to future generations: “You save one life, you save the world” – The Talmud
The title track is amply named:
this world is yours.
Led by frontman Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s “30 under 30” most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher is comprised of some of the highest regarded Los Angeles musicians: violinist Janice Mautner Markham, drummer Eric Hagstrom, bassist Adam Levy, accordionist Gee Rabe, trombonist Taylor Covey and Latin Grammy & Grammy-nominated Aníbal Seminario on clarinet and sax and additional orchestration.
Added into the team is producer and engineer Eva Reistad, a rising female star in a male dominated world, to discover the premium balance of alternative rock, ethnic and otherworldly genres. Having worked with clients such as Steven Tyler, Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Brittney Spears, and plenty of other house-hold names Reistad also works for Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions assisting Alan Meyerson on a number of feature films including Captain Marvel, Lion King, Aquaman, and Mulan to name a few. Mastering by Trustee of the Recording Academy, Piper Payne, another female engineering star, this album is strategically placed on a runway to be a multiple award-winning record.
Other talented guests include guitarist Will Brahm, organist Alex Burke, Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan and Harry Ostrander on trumpet.