‘Between the finesse of classical music and the excitement of pop'
'... The secret of Aranis lies in the compelling fact that, as a listener, you are flung to and fro between the finesse of a classical concert and the excitement of a rock concert ... The cinematic style of Joris Vanvinckenroye shifts from explosive chunks of music to a muted minimalism. In his head, Astor Piazolla lives next door to John Cale and Jethro Tull. Their little get-togethers never feel contrived...'
De Tijd (22 November 2005)

'Seven musicians from Antwerp. Together they use their classical instruments to create a different sound. Nothing new, yet not less interesting. Go ahead and listen to Aranis’ debut. Double bass player Joris Vanvinckenroye composes most of the music and travels along rock, folk and minimal music. A touch of melancholy, sometimes sober, others like a whirlwind of sounds.'
De Zondag (20 November 2005)

New generation of debutants for Gouden Vleugels' (Golden Wings music competition)
'... Aranis is the oddest one out. This ensemble of seven, with violin and accordion, among other instruments, performed compositions by their charismatic leader and double bass player, Joris Vanvinckenroye. Their music sounds like an exciting cross between contemporary classical music, tango and folk...'
De Standaard (15 November 2005)

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