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Avant-Garde Nirvana

Aranis – Smells Like (Homerecords, 2017)

Aranis is one of those bands that is hard to classify. It’s an acoustic music ensemble that plays contemporary music with an avant-garde edge. It has very close connections to the Rock In Opposition genre minus the rock. You’ll find melodic chamber music segments, minimalism and some dissonant moments as well.

Smells Like contains Aranis’ vision of some of Nirvana’s best known songs. They are skillfully transformed into contemporary acoustic pieces that provide new life to these compositions.

The lineup includes Liesbeth Lambrecht on violin and viola; Pierre Chevalier on piano; Marjolein Cools on accordion; Jana Arns on flute and alto flute; and Joris Vanvinckenroye on double bass.
Smells Like is a highly original experimental recreation of the music of Nirvana.

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