"The inseparable bond between husband and wife Michael and Yonat Hafftka is reflected by the intimacy of the music in this newest release by Feeding Goats. Levels of sensitivity between these performers create a fusion of two into a single force of nature--assured, loving, and as musical as music can be. The eight tracks of 'Open Window' are as unified as they are varied--simultaneously expressive, tender, and poignant. The result is touching and deeply personal. Feeding Goats is testimony to the power of music as it confirms the beauty of two voices that speak as one. Highly recommended."
— Noah Creshevsky
“Open Window by Feeding Goats is an engrossing sonic journey. A wonderful intimacy is captured with the combination of theremin and electric guitar. The vibe created by the theremin gives the feeling of mystery as if the guitar is being followed by a friendly ghost or spirit. The guitar playing itself portrays a certain innocence delivered with a sensitive and beautiful touch. The addition of piano on some of the tracks adds another lovely timbre to the mix. The exploratory, yet grounded nature of these tracks, created with the addictive guitar’s repetitive grooves, left me wanting to know where the music would go next, yet content to be where I was with the music in its present time. Each listen offers a new reward."
— Marco Oppedisano
Feeding Goats is the musical brainchild of Michael Hafftka (guitar) and Yonat Hafftka (theremin). Michael Hafftka is a well-known visual artist—his paintings are part of the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others worldwide. The motivations and explorations that drive Hafftka’s process as a painter are evident in his music. Open Window follows their 2018 debut on Destiny Records, a long-form improvisation with guitarist Cameron Mizell titled Dreamtime. In contrast, Open Window is a series of short improvised vignettes that peer into the lives of the Hafftkas during the covid pandemic. The theme of artists in isolation is not unique amongst recordings made in 2020, or in the scope of artistic works throughout history, but for Feeding Goats, the opportunity to create something unique as a duo demonstrates their ability to remain adventurous during a routine existence. In addition to his work with Feeding Goats, Hafftka composes music for his art installations and collaborations with other artists. The next collaboration is with Vortice Dance Company in Portugal. Dreamtime was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Yonat Hafftka at Feeding Goats Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
released March 19, 2021
Michael Hafftka - Guitar
Yonat Hafftka - Theremin
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Yonat Hafftka in Brooklyn, NY.