Aranos (pronounced aranyosh) was born in Bohemia (part of Czech Republic). He has performed as a singer and instrumentalist since the age of 8 in folk ensembles, jazz bands, rock groups, gypsy bands, ceilidh bands and as a solo artist. Written and composed in various styles from classical music to rock. He has performed and composed in dissident theatres in former Czechoslovakia.
Aranos sings and plays violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, mandolin, piano, keyboards, banjo, Chinese and Japanese flutes, santoor, drums, percussion, etc.
Aranos has recorded Traditional Irish, East European, gypsy and folk albums and CDs. Recently concentrating on experimental electro acoustic music mostly recorded in his own recording studio. His CDs and Vinyl records are released in Great Britain, France, US, Italy, Austria, Australia, Ireland and other countries. Aranos has written soundtracks to videos and fllms as well as theatre.
Aranos collaborates on a regular basis with Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, David Tibet and Current 93, and has recorded albums with Jon Mueller and Chris Rosenau of Pele/Collections of Colonies of Bees and Crouton and El Monte (Nick Mott of Volcano the Bear). Pieros is his own record label, however, he has releases on Beta-Lactam Ring Records, Brainwashed, Crouton, Klanggalerie, Noise Museum, and United Dairies and others.
. In live shows Aranos plays violin and sings with a backing he recorded himself, performing song and compositions from his recent CDs.
Discography: Making Love in Small Spaces (Pieros 001)
Acts of Senseless Beauty (Nurse With Wound-Aranos,United Diaries UD 1000 CD)
Transfixiatio (Noise museuM)
Every Bright Body Gleams Green (Noise museuM NH 0735)
Swinging Reflective (NWW Collaborations)
Santoor Lena Bicycle
Trees are Life
magnificent1 magnificent! no-one knows the final word;
Sunlight Reaches Spring Rock (7\" vinyl),
Whilst Your Gaiety Melts (10\" vinyl),
Bleeding in Behind Pastel Screens;
And Soon Coffin Sings;
Allied Cooking But Not As You Know It!;
Mother of Moons Bathing;
\" An amazingly skilled violinist and a brilliant singer.\"
\"Aranos is a master of the stringed instrument\"
\"\'This is the one\'.... you\'ll find yourself saying....
a sense of humour, he knows what he\'s doing...this with the amazing
gypsy Aranos on strings.\"
\"The greatest creation\"
more info: www.brainwashed.com/aranos