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For the past five years Panic Ensemble has been drawing greater and greater attention in Israel.
Blending rock with classical and folk elements, Panic invites its audience into a novel and wondrous world of magic and excitement, and the numerous fans are enchanted and moved by the gorgeous and stirring songs.
Performing in numerous and varied venues Panic Ensemble appeals to numerous audiences.
They have appeared in key rock clubs, dance concerts, as well as numerous festivals such as the Israel Festival, Indie, Musica Nova, Festival of the Desert and others.
The release of their second album, 'A Different Story,' has been met with extremely positive responses in Israel from critics, with much radio airplay nationwide.
The mix, which smoothly completes Panic Ensemble’s weave of celestial and earthly, was made by Richard Woodcraft (Grammy winner for work with Radiohead and is known for work with Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young, Robbie Williams and others)in the Flexi Sound Studios in London.
The CD was mastered by Chris Athens.
Music by Roy Yarkoni and Panic Ensemble to lyrics by Karen Alkalay-Gut
Roy Yarkoni – Piano, Laptop *
Yael Kraus – Vocals*
Galia Hai- Viola, voices *
Yonatan Levital - Bass *
Omer Hershman – Guitar and Vocals *
Boris Marzinovski- Accordion *
Dirk Kunesch – Trumpet, Vocals *
Giori Politi- Drums, percussion
"...Emotion is given as much, if not more weight than precise musicianship. And in doing so, they’ve made one of the best art-rock-cabaret—that’s what they call it—records you haven’t heard this year."
"Fusing the strains of the centuries-old traditions, modern and the experimental, Israeli collective Panic Ensemble creates an intensely dramatic, cabaret-infused sound and appealing theatrical atmosphere..."
"...The band reminds of an octopus, its eight members, each one mastering his (or hers) instrument with superb skill, create a single split personality"
"...with their amazing musical arrangements, they posses a celestial aura"
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