Magazine article New Internationalist

[Asher, Meira. Dissected]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[Asher, Meira. Dissected]

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Dissected by Meira Asher (Crammed Discs Cram 094 CD)

DISSECTED, Meira Asher's debut wears its anger more publicly. Whereas Coughlan's pertains to the personal - political, Asher's goes for the big stuff. There are whole systems to be targeted and held accountable - as the album's sleeve photos, replete with military images, indicate. Her lyrics are delivered in a mixture of English, Hebrew and Arabic - for whether she's singing about the intifada or about feminine sexuality, Asher wants her message widely heard. The message, if one listens closely to the music, is a plea for tolerance and integration. Asher is effective in this aim, both literally and musically.

This disc deserves the wider audience it hopes for, combining a driving force with dextrous and sensual technique. …

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