‘It is like a deep dive in the night sky’, says the founder of Fume about the ambiance of his music. Indeed, the soundscape is truly convincing and immediately triggers nocturnal associations: low frequencies pulsate with abysmal depth and rhythms flicker like a beacon in a distance; one can almost sense the chilly fragrance of the night. All the above speaks to Fume’s acoustic sensibility, ability to grasp the subtleties of mood and deliver it through sound. It is not surprising that Fume has quickly attracted listeners and created an aura of authenticity around its name. In a ‘technical’ lingo the soundscape of Fume can be characterized as bass/downtempo, dressed in an enthralling armor of ambient, and fortified with the trip-hop-esque and break-like rhythms. Yet the aforementioned subtlety of mood creates a unique musical language, while the acoustic quality results in a truly profound sound. Thus, in reality the music of Fume erases stylistic boundaries and the listener can enjoy the sound without troubling him or herself with superfluous terminology.
Fume is quite literally a ‘faceless’ endeavor and hence the biography of the project is rather foggy. It first appeared in the Lithuanian ‘sound yonder’ around 2012–2013 and earned recognition with occasional live performances. The music can only be found online as digital albums or singles. Fume’s music activity encompasses original compositions, as well as remixes and collaborations with other Lithuanian and foreign musicians.