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ARANIS is a young and promising Flemish band with a unique sound. Its seven musicians explore every possible and impossible sound and technique on their instruments, which results in a cocktail of muted minimalism with a post-rock drive.

Their ‘Acoustic Chamber Rock’, with its high rock content and references to folk and contemporary classical music has taken the classical world by surprise.

In concert, Aranis creates an unforgettable atmosphere. Variation and expressivity hold the audience riveted. Chaotic structures and virtuoso crescendos alternate with serene intervals.


Aranis (B,2005)**** '...This is a successful and perfectly disciplined ‘soft chamber music rock’ project, with professionally worked out tracks in a R.I.O. style, which became almost like a typical Belgian style possibility. The tracks flow with rich melodic freshness from one to the other. There’s a lightness combined with a more heavy bass and rhythmic improvisational rock drive embedded in a classical structure. The subtle vocal/choir arrangements on “Yosu” give the music an extra higher dimension. Here and there, like in “Oyma” a few folk element touches or improvisations are carefully almost unnoticeable swallowed in the musical structure, but perhaps these few elements are simply coincidental

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