It is an invitation to wander through the swamp of today’s Lithuanian weird music. A swamp full of depths, absorbing sinkholes, and innate dreaminess, but also full of life, sunlight penetrating the thickets, and prankish berry bushes. Our experimental electronic scene a is growing rapidly, with new and mature discoveries every year, and this collection is like a fresh dream - eclectic and technical enough, but connected by a similar sense of otherness and hope.
Head of the Mėnuo Juodaragis festival and the Dangus label
Alternative electronic music – for some time now – has been a field where Lithuania not only keeps up with, but sometimes surpasses, foreign production in originality. The sixteen tracks presented in the collection show that Lithuanians have a broad and distinctive understanding of the terms “experimental” and “electronic”. The result is an eclectic and daring compilation, with both veterans and newcomers to the scene sharing their new music. It is doubly pleasing because it was extremely difficult to select only 16 compositions (out of 100), and the quality of the music would have been enough for a second part of the compiilation.
Founder of Suru Records and editor of suru.lt
This year’s participants fascinate with their willingness to dig deep and explore – new forms, surprising means of expression, unusual sounds, and inspiring themes. What does the birth of a star sound like? And a thunderbird? Music on Mars? Robot folklore? From dark experiences to embracing the light. From attempts to capture the timbre of the human voice to haunting ritual dances. From echoes of Lithuanian folklore to an audio diary. From beginners to the tried and tested. Collection full of the joy of discovery.
Radio presenter and music editor of the Lithuanian National Broadcaster Opus Radio
Selecting tracks for the Note Lithuania : Experimental/Electronic sampler compilation is becoming an increasingly difficult task – not because there are few good pieces, but because at least two such releases could be compiled from the high-quality, noteworthy competition entries. Another good thing is that the best works in the selection include tracks by authors whose names have been unfamiliar to most of the jury members until now. This means that more and more gifted young people are discovering this musical world.
Researcher of contemporary culture
It is paricularly gratifying to receive so many works for selection. It’s nice to hear more light, to see more female names. The selection is solid and diverse, with a balance between old and new names, strong emotions, low frequencies, and proof that even more intense electronic music can be funky!
Head of minimal.lt
Tracks selected by Ugnius Liogė, Andrzej Bong, Inga Ramoškaitė, Jurij Dobriakov, Nerijus Damaševičius
Text editing: Damon Stewart
Graphic design: Jurgis Griškevičius
Mastering: Artūras Pugačiauskas
Executive producer: Greta Jakobsonaitė
Supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.