ARANIS is a Flemish band with a unique sound. A diversity of musical
genres and currents are combined into something entirely new.
On Aranis’ forth album, ‘Roqueforte’, the band is enriched with
percussion. This gives the music a rough edge, but makes it all the more
beautiful. Dark melodies exchange with threatening rythms, raw solo pieces
contrast with enthralling improvisations.
Double bass player Joris Vanvinckenroye is the band’s main composer. His
style is typically cinematic, melancholy and diverse. Some compositions
are minimal in concept; others bring an explosion of timbres and unusual
In concert, ARANIS creates an unforgettable atmosphere.
Variation and expressivity hold the audience focused.
Chaotic structures and virtuoso crescendos alternate with serene intervals.