8 Tracks: Of ‘British Mom’s & Canadian Dads’ With Unterman

 

Often it is the organic nature of an imprint which helps determine its aesthetic and due course – in the case of Unterman, the Israel based label has evolved under the guidance of history and longstanding practise. Originating as a podcast series and based in Tel Aviv the label was founded by Josef Lamion and art director Sara Lamion – it draws upon inspiration from a sensitively told family story about the Laimon brother and sister’s ancestors: Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman, former Chief Rabbi of Israel and his son, Mordechai Unterman, Rabbi of London’s Marble Arch Synagogue.

As such there is a focus on religious fundamentalism, style, design, ethics, art and culture. No stone left unturned. 

We invited the label boss to guide us through eight tracks. 


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Jack In The Box

“Jack in the box are one of my favorite acts from tel-aviv. They use the Hebrew language in a completely different way than others. This song is definitely worth your while.”

  • Jack In The Box

    “Jack in the box are one of my favorite acts from tel-aviv. They use the Hebrew language in a completely different way than others. This song is definitely worth your while.”

  • Frank Zappa - Dinah-Moe Humm

    “Frank zappa had massive impact on my childhood as my mother used to play and dance to Dinah-me humm while singing:
    Got a spot that gets me hot, ow!
    An’ you ain’t been to it
    (No no no no!)”

  • John Cooper Clarke - Chickentown

    “John is one of my favorite poets. I discovered him as the opening act of joy division.
    He’s a hilarious and brilliant punk poet.”

  • Supertramp - Live To Love You

    “The only Hippie music I ever connected to (I think).”

  • Pillowtalk - Slim's Night Out

    “Discovered this song only lately. Magic.”

  • Left - Waiting On The Sun Official Video

    “Tel-Aviv’s best rock duo: Left.”

  • Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life

    “Possibly the first track I connected to.
    Never left four-tet since.”

  • Leon Thomas - Song For My Father (Official Audio)

    “This is a song my father introduced me to.
    I love this song and I love my dad.”