Monday, January 29, 2018

20 years in the underground tour

Yep. It's gaining speed. With 3 performances in January, including amazing All Ears festival in Oslo, also OTO cafe project space in London and Yucatan Extension - underground venue in Vilnius I enter February with 3 shows in southern Italy, starting this week (info below)

live in Yucatan Extension, Vilnius, 2018
But first let me say about this anniversary a bit. In the year 1998 I got involved into the worldwide underground by publishing my first paper fanzine called "Sperm oil" (this is not what you think, check the dictionary!:) ). The zine was about punk, grindcore and anarchism in english language. Of course now it looks silly but, I was only 16 years old, so you can't expect much from such a kid. Anyway I got super enthusiastic about entering this underworld and no surprise i'm still here even if activities and the taste has changed. How else?! My biography section tells a bit more about the evolution, but yeah I'm still happy to be here and more as never seeing and hearing lots of interesting sounds and art in different parts of the world. So, no surprise this tour is all about that. To get even more connected is the aim of this tour and firstly with Europe. There are still so many places in Europe I haven't performed, like some smaller cities in Hungary or Romania or Italy where I go this week. 
Also looking forward to meet friends and people I know in places I've already been. Later this year I plan to go to Canada, South America and maybe even Asia by the end of the year - so I can basically call it a world tour...again ; )... the third one. 

The schedule of the tour can be found here, for any questions contact me via email or facebook.

poster of Naples show

      Italy shows for the beginning of February:

     02.02.18   Naples, Spazio Anarchico 76A, fb
     04.02.18   Messina, Dalek studio , fb
     05.02.18   Altamura, Muzic plus

     this mini tour is supported by
     Lithuanian culture institute

Monday, January 1, 2018

photos from 2017

September 24th | SSI: Noiseroom | Rostov on Don | Russia

July 26th | Sodų 4 | Vilnius | Lithuania

June 28th | Supynes festival | Lithuania

May 13th | Menų zona | Klaipėda | Lithuania

 May 12th | Kauno menininkų namai | Kaunas | Lithuania

 April 19th | Jauna muzika festival | Vilnius | Lithuania 

February 9th | Artistry | Singapore

February 4th | Suniyragi #4 | Cirebon | Indonesia

January 13th | XX gallery | Panevėžys | Lithuania

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 / 2018

Was thinking for a while what should be the final word for descending year 2017 and because I have finished traveling, it seems that everything stopped and nothing happened this year. This is the trick of extreme change - from intense traveling to the passive stay almost alone at one place. I live that way for quite some time and it's always more hard to return than to move out. Few days is ok when back home, but then what? I think it's good that this year I've refreshed the organization of the events as this is the way of keeping connected with Lithuania. This year organized 11 events and gonna keep on doing it, even if it's sometimes a struggle and I loose the sense, but I'm not here for the easiest way, I guess... More, I even have thoughts about the bigger events in the near future, cause probably time has come, as the last festival I was involved in, happened in 2015. 

The same year the number of my performances increased and last few years it varies between 60 and almost 100, and this year it was 88 performances. Yep, that is quite a big number, so you can imagine how intense this year was. I want to mention that the big number of shows doesn't mean that I can simulate and play not in the full energy, even for 5 people. No! This is not my way, I give all I can on stage and believe me it takes time to recover after each show. I don't wanna say that I'm so devoted and so cool, i'm just sincere with myself and I would like to see it in the others. Cause you know, sometimes better do not do it, then  to do it in a half hand. I can't say that all my shows were good, of course, there's were some bad ones and I know the reasons, it's either something wrong with emotions or physical state, but most of the cases the problem is the sound. Yes yes, the sound system or my gear. If I can't open my self through the sound, then that will be felt and hardly can be hidden. But I'm learning to cope with all the bad situations and with emotions after.

Anyway, this year I played in such places as Greenland, Philippines, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Portugal, France, Finland, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Estonia, Poland, UK, Germany, Czech republic, Romania, Latvia and Lithuania. Visiting such culturally distant countries made big influence on me and i'm really thankful for all who helped with it. Such a different places...such different vibes and reactions at the events...this diversity is cool, keeps me on developing the performance and on being not so sad about the bad end or so happy about the good end, because what happens is what has to happen and this understanding, when you get more deep in it, gives me more lightness to the existence...which I wish you all, my friends and enemies ; )

Earlier I wanted to prove something with my activities, and that was my problem I guess, but now I don't feel like this, I don't wanna compete, that's maybe because I find peace inside and a place in the world, which is the whole World and, friends, this wouldn't happen without You! 

Next year I'm celebrating 20 years in the underground. True shit. Planning to release few tapes and below is the tour plan of the first few months. At the beginning is mostly Europe, cause I wanna get more connected and still haven't played in countries like Switzerland, Croatia. Then comes Canada, summer brake and autumn 2018 will start in South America, and I'm very excited about it! Feel free to get in touch via email or facebook if you have any ideas, suggestions.

And last, check videos from this year, also the last tape has been uploaded to bandcamp.

See you, hear you!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

the play of life tour part 4

just came from Russian tour, later maybe will write more about this, but now have to run towards another part of the tour. no time to rest! this week 3 shows in England and later one in Poland. Schedule below.

06.10.17   Birmingham, UK, Stryx
07.10.17   Manchester, UK, The Old Abbey Taphouse
08.10.17   London, UK, Clapton sessions
10.10.17   Poznan, Poland, Centrum Amarant

Sunday, September 10, 2017

the play of life tour part 3

Next week back on the road. This time 10 shows in Russia and 1 in Estonia. Below the poster and dates.

12.09.   Tallinn, Estonia, MIM
13.09.  St. Petersburg, Russia, Hexagon
15.09.   Yaroslavl, Russia, Teplo
16.09.   Moscow, Russia, Ground 
18.09.   Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, Black Hole
20.09.   Saransk, Russia, Secret Place
22.09.  Volzhskiy, Russia, Masterskaya Malkova
24.09.  Rostov on Don, Russia, SSI: Noiseroom
27.09.  Voronezh, Russia, Contemporary Art Centre
29.09. Orel, Russia, Loft
30.09. Moscow, Russia, Private event

Monday, August 28, 2017

the play of life tour part 2 and japanese music mix

Tomorrow I'm moving towards Portugal where I have 3 shows this week. This is the second part of "the play of life" tour. More parts are coming up this and next year. Basically that is another world tour ; )

Also recently my second mix ever was published on the famous Secret Thirteen journal. The mix is devoted to the weird Japanese music, I hope you will find interesting things, so please listen below.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

last news for July

1. Below the short documentary about me that was published just a few days ago. No english subtitles, but maybe the feeling would be enough? ; )

2. The tape "Flowers" was released, you can order it on bandcamp, or buy it on my shows. This release is 34 copies (at least first edition), all covers hand made, home recorded material. What you will get is 44 min. of lo-fi meditation.

3. The new touring season is about to start next week. Shows in Poland, Germany and Kaliningrad  are coming up in August. This time I called the tour "the play of life" as I think the new program I prepared reflects this name. Here's the schedule with some links to events.
12.08   Potsdam, Germany. Camp festival *group show
14.08   Berlin, Germany, Humana
17.08  Kaliningrad, Russia, Katarsis