Prophecy Playground is an alternative-folk project founded by guitarist singer-songwriter and composer Or Izekson.
Combining gently written melancholic songs and instrumental themes with a carefully arranged string section deriving elements from classical European chamber music, Prophecy Playground’s music creates a semi-forgotten, semi-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 its release in close proximity with Covid-19 pandemic, the album received warm reviews on several acclaimed international music magazines. Comfort Zone is somewhat of a concept album, which clearly reflects Izekson's approach towards the music: a srickly acoustic production that blends skilful acoustic guitar playing, often on various tuning alterations, together with carefully written arrangements for string section & other orchestral instruments, whilst not harming the gentleness and fragility of the songs’ core. 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 prior to COVID19 pandemic, 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.
Besides the Prophecy Playground original materials, Izekson is also performing a tribute solo act dedicated to Nick Drake’s album masterpiece “Pink Moon”.
On September 21' the band released the single ‘Tincture of Guilt’ on OOB records, which serves as the alt-folk group's first single from their upcoming 2nd album.