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Merope

Ambient / Downtempo / Experimental

Il collettivo Merope è un ottimo esempio di influenze popolari lituane sperimentali. Il suono intreccia elementi di elettronica, ambient, musica indie e tradizionale. Il loro quarto album SALOS è una collaborazione con
Il coro da camera di Vilnius Jauna Muzika rilasciato da STROOM e granvat.

TRACKLIST

STELLA CHIWESHE
Mbira trip (excerpt)

KISHORI AMONKAR
Rageshree

MEROPE
Ei Dvipa

HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA
Ma

INDRė JURGELEIVIčIūTė
Koreliai

HOERA.
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MEROPE
Sakale

MIDORI TAKADA
Mr. Henry Rousseau's dream

STELLA CHIWESHE
Mbira trip (excerpt)

Strictly speaking, with most members hailing from countries other than
Lithuania, it would be tricky to classify Merope as a Lithuanian band,
however, as its music is 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 global ocean of experimental world sounds. Merope’s unique
atmospheric aesthetic weaves together elements of electronic, ambient,
indie and traditional music into a colourful carpet that is at once
local and universal. It represents a very contemporary understanding
of the shared roots of all musical creation, and promotes a pursuit of
transcultural unity that escapes narrow-minded cultural seclusion.
Aside from music, their commitment to harmony in all its aspects makes
their work deeply resonant in today’s international community in
search of its roots. Their fourth album SALOS is a collaboration with
Vilnius Chamber Choir Jauna Muzika released by STROOM and granvat.