A progressive trance duo located in Israel, Angel Tears uses hardly any regular Middle Eastern tropes within their music, rather preferring an oddly effective mixture of Yes-style progressive rock and roll constructions and acoustic fragility, combined with pulsating beats and awesome atmospheres of ’90s ambient techno. The mixture increases results than one might anticipate, creating a effective, trance-inducing sound that mainly resists the clichés of “cultural” digital music. Angel Tears was created in 1997 by Momi Ochion, a 40-ish vocalist/songwriter who experienced previously worked well in even more traditional types of Israeli pop music, and Sebastian Wayne Taylor, from London, who also information ambient techno beneath the titles Shakta, Digitalis and Kaya Task. On the self-titled 1998 debut, the duo was helped by programmer Lior Miller. The follow-up, Angel Tears Quantity II, made an appearance in 2000.