Israel’s Eurovision 2012 Entry

IZABO, Israel’s Eurovision representative this year, has released their entry, “Time”:

I find “Time” fascinating. It reminds me a bit of the early work by Andreas Dorau, sort of a more lushly orchestrated “Fred von Jupiter.” There is something charmingly retro and off-kilter about “Time,” particularly with the slightly tinny, AM radio-like strings punctuating the song and the falsetto chorus. It has a playful quality to it that is refreshing in a year with either over-the-top earnestness or over-the-top¬†outrageousness.

I have not the slightest idea how this is going to fare at Eurovision, but I have to admit I dig this highly.