Rotem Or, or Totemo as she is also known, is a true indie artist. The 30-year-old makes original electronic music that is both fearless and vulnerable; dense and bare. With the upcoming release of her new album, Desire Path, Or has several shows throughout Israel. This evening, she will play in Jerusalem at HaMazkeka. On June 22, she will play at Kuli Alma in Tel Aviv, and at Wunderbar in Haifa on the 29th. Rotem sat down with The Jerusalem Post to talk about her day job at IBM, recording in a studio on her porch, and singing in the shower.
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