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Panic Ensemble is a intriguing performance group from Israel bringing the highest artistic expression to a dialogue of music and poetry.Read More...
Panic's music mixes rock with classical, cabaret and Jewish elements, where the audience enters a new world of magic and excitement, enchanted and moved by the beautiful and uplifting songs.
For five years Panic Ensemble has been performing in many venues as varied as underground clubs and classical music series at the Tel Aviv Museum, and the Israel Festival .
The release of their second album, 'A Different Story,' has been met with extremely positive responses from critics, with lots of radio airplay nationwide.
To deepen Panic Ensemble’s new dimension sound, the band added Avi Belleli (Tractor’s Revenge) and together they produced the album. The mix, which smoothly completes Panic Ensemble’s weave of celestial vs. earthly, was made by Richard Woodcraft (who won a Grammy for his work with Radiohead and is known for his work over the years with Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young, Robbie Williams and others)in the Flexi Sound Studios in London.
Yael Kraus, the lead singer, brings her warm, soft angelic voice to the songs which is occasionally accompanied by voices from the other members of the group. The background of theatre and dance of composer, arranger and pianist of the ensemble’s Roy Yarkoni is evident in the theatrical performance.
Music by Roy Yarkoni and Panic Ensemble
to Poetry 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
The ensemble can also perform in smaller versions.
From the PRESS:
"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 records you haven’t heard this year."
"Panic Ensemble creates an intensely dramatic, cabaret-infused sound and appealing theatrical atmosphere...Full of poetic intensity and beauty."
Roy Yarkoni - keys, piano, laptop, compositions
Yael Kraus - vocals
Boris Martzinovsky - accordion
Yonathan Levital - bass
Omer Hershman - guitars
Galia Hai - viola
Dirk Kunesch - trumpet, vocals
Giori Politi - Drums
Panic Ensemble (2008)