Mike Regenstreif: “The Klezmatics – Apikorsim/Heretics”

January 21st, 2017

Folk music expert Mike Regenstreif’s review of The Klezmatics album Apikorsim. Read the full article online here!

“In some ways, it’s an album of contrasts. On the one hand, there are songs like “Zol shoyn kumen di geule (May Redemption Come),” a joyous longing for the coming of the Messiah, and “Ver firt di ale shifn? (Who Guides the Ships?),” a contemplative song about God, which express religious concepts which could be embraced by the most fervently Orthodox Jews. On the other hand, there are songs like the equally joyous title track which celebrate a completely secular lifestyle that rejects all of the restrictions of an Orthodox – or even moderately religious – lifestyle.”