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Vestard Shimkus / Endless Roar: Acclivity

Read "Acclivity" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

Endless Roar is one of the most vivid bands in the recent Latvian improvised music scene. Formed in 2014 the trio, saxophonist Arvydas Kazlauskas, double bassist Stanislav Yudin and drummer Jachin Pousson, ventured through various genres (e.g. ambient, electroacoustic, rock etc.) before diving into free improvisation. In 2021 Endless Roar met up with internationally acclaimed classical pianist Vestard Shimkus. Eventually, the collaboration between Endless Road and Shimkus was documented with the album Acclivity (Jersika Records, 2022), recorded at the legendary ...

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Liudas Mockūnas / Arvydas Kazlauskas: Purvs

Read "Purvs" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you need evidence that the very first musicians, our evolutionary ancestors, made sounds to imitate nature, Purvs may be the proof. The Latvian and Lithuanian saxophonists Arvydas Kazlauskas and Liudas Mockūnas made two recordings, one in an open air Latvian bog marsh which makes up the first LP of this release and the second LP in an amphitheater made of peat, called Saulgrieži (summer solstice), by the Latvian artist Janis Gutans-Grass. Mockūnas may be the better known ...

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Liudas Mockūnas & Arvydas Kazlauskas: Purvs

Read "Purvs" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

Purvs is a collaboration between two outstanding Lithuanian saxophone players, Liudas Mockūnas and Arvydas Kazlauskas. Despite being friends for a long time they have never played together before. The album was made in two parts. The first recording took place in the autumnal splendour of Latvian marshland, the second in an ampitheatre made of peat, named Saulgrieži (Solstice) and created by Latvian artist Janis Gutans-Grass. Two remarkable places to make a record, which is also special in that ...

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