Merope
Salos

21,45

in stock

why we love this

Comforting compositions inspired by Lithuanian folk songs. Calming and dreamy at the same time. A lovely taking it easy listen!

about the record

'Salos' (Islands) is the new album by Merope, a group largely centred around the singing and kanklės playing by Lithuanian Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė. The collective is a prime example of Lithuanian folk influences finding a firm place in the worldwide ocean of experimental folk music.

For 'Salos' they collaborated with the Vilnius chamber choir Jauna Muzika and conductor Vaclovas Augustina who also contributed some compositional work. Also, Merope was joined by their friends and recorded some extras in Reykjavik Iceland featuring Gyda Valtisdottir (Mùm), Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós) Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson).

By exploring Lithuanian folk songs, using ancient heritage and building new compositions around them they transform timeless folk songs into deep personal explorations.

  1. 1 - Ei Dvipa 4:14
  2. 2 - Bitinelis 6:26
  3. 3 - Oi Toli 4:09
  4. 4 - Alma 3:56
  5. 5 - Vilnia 4:34
  6. 6 - Sakale 5:51
  7. 7 - Leliumoj 4:32

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Merope
Salos

21,45

in stock

  1. 1 - Ei Dvipa 4:14
  2. 2 - Bitinelis 6:26
  3. 3 - Oi Toli 4:09
  4. 4 - Alma 3:56
  5. 5 - Vilnia 4:34
  6. 6 - Sakale 5:51
  7. 7 - Leliumoj 4:32

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Copy and paste this code to your site to embed.

why we love this

Comforting compositions inspired by Lithuanian folk songs. Calming and dreamy at the same time. A lovely taking it easy listen!

about the record

'Salos' (Islands) is the new album by Merope, a group largely centred around the singing and kanklės playing by Lithuanian Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė. The collective is a prime example of Lithuanian folk influences finding a firm place in the worldwide ocean of experimental folk music.

For 'Salos' they collaborated with the Vilnius chamber choir Jauna Muzika and conductor Vaclovas Augustina who also contributed some compositional work. Also, Merope was joined by their friends and recorded some extras in Reykjavik Iceland featuring Gyda Valtisdottir (Mùm), Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós) Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson).

By exploring Lithuanian folk songs, using ancient heritage and building new compositions around them they transform timeless folk songs into deep personal explorations.

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