In 2016, Elyakim has released her debut album, “Failing Better”, on Aural Terrains. The album was hailed as being “highly original and always inventive” (The Free Jazz Collective). “Failing Better” was praised in various magazines, including “The Wire” and ”His Voice”. It features notable musicians as Noa Frankel (alto), Teodora Stepançiç (piano), Yoni Silver (clarinet), Ronald Boersen (viola) and Haggai Fershtman (percussion).
Failing Better, a paraphrase on Samuel Beckett, is full of humor, provocative sonic inventions, and inventive usage of conventional instruments and vocals.