Gabriel Balachsan: Every time he sang a song he died a little
The Israeli musician's ongoing battle with mental illness was reflected in his music. His death aged 37 is one of the greatest losses to Israeli music in recent years.
Musician Gabriel Balachsan, who died Tuesday aged 37, had died many times in his songs. In “Satan,” for example, from his album “Atid” (Future), he describes himself lying in the grave with Satan urinating upon him “everything he had built up in his polluted bladder over the years, that bastard a thousand times over.” In his songs, even death gives no...
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