Merope

Merope (indie folk) plays minimalistic traditional Lithuanian melodies embraced by their own compositions, textures of sound, subtle harmonies and polyrhythm, improvisations melted with electronic soundscapes. Merope is inspired by nature and dreams, their songs are telling stories about the connection between humans and nature. Their third album 'Naktės' (Nights) presents a world full of wonder, inspired by the precious mood of the night. This album won the prestigious Klara award for the best Belgian world music release 2019. Merope toured in Holland, Belgium, Lithuania, Spain, UK, Germany, France, Portugal, Mexico, China and India.

Press reviews:
‘This album is as delicate as it is deep; something very special indeed.' Songlines, UK

‘Naktės is a magnificent album, without fuss, without bowing to commerce. A very honest, warm and most of all heartwarming registration of what the trio can bring about. Consciousness-expanding music that has a lot from folk, but also with unworldly jazz and especially with adventure and freedom.’ Written in Music, Belgium

'Mystery and folk flow into the ocean of modern times – filled with ambient music, spiritualized jazz, improvisation or broadly defined electronics.' Nowamuzyka, Poland

‘The beauty that Naktės emanates has made us quiet. Merope proves that international cooperation works in times of bitterness and intolerance. They make innovative and bold folk.’ Luminous Dash, Belgium

‘A minimalistic folk variation reminiscent of some Björk’s compositions; sounds partly like from another world, yet does not lose track of the Lithuanian folk melodies. Music for quiet hours.' Global Music Magazine, Germany

Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė (Lithuania) – voice and kanklės
Jean-Christophe Bonnafous (France) – bansuri
Bert Cools (Belgium) – guitar and effects

Naktės - Ganiau

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Naktės - Ganiau

Naktės - Rototo

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Naktės - Rototo

Naktės - Naktės

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Naktės - Naktės

meropeband@gmail.com

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