Prophecy Playground is an alternative-folk project founded by guitarist singer-songwriter and composer Or Izekson.
Combining gentle melancholic songs and instrumental themes on the acoustic guitar with a dynamic string section, Prophecy Playground’s music creates a semi-forgotten, yet newly imagined sound - a kind of Folk which combines the melancholic with mysterious and mellow with dramatic - thus offering a new and unique take on contemporary Folk music.
On February 2020 Prophecy Playground’s released their anticipated debut album “Comfort Zone” on the Dutch international record label Friendly Folk Records.
Though it was release was just before COVID-19 hit, the album received warm reviews
on several acclaimed international music magazines.
'Comfort Zone' was somewhat of a concept album which reflects Izekson's approach towards the music: a srickly acoustic production that blends skilful acoustic guitar playing (often on various tuning alterations) together with various arrangements for string section & other orchestral instruments - whilst not harming the gentleness and fragility of the songs’ core.
On September 21' the band released the single ‘Tincture of Guilt’ which serves as the alt-folk group's first single from their upcoming 2nd album.
Prophecy Playground’s songs deal with one's struggle for inner-self embetterment, the lack of purpose in the virtual age, and a perpetual longing for a home - both in the physical and the spiritual one.
Gaining momentum before COVID19, the band toured it’s native Israel in different venues and festivals and made a UK live debut in London. With live music's return last summer - the group went back on stage and performed an NYC mini-tour and on KMC, an online music showcase in Japan. In October 22' Prophecy Playground went on a debut EU tour, with shows at varuois veues & festivals.
Besides the Prophecy Playground original materials, Izekson is also performing a tribute solo act dedicated to Nick Drake’s album masterpiece “Pink Moon”.