Sunday, August 9, 2015

Giriu Dvasios - Ratu (2015)

Finally got time to listen to Giriu Dvasios' latest release Ratu. His music is always highly recommended but this time he has moved beyond the usual boundaries of the 'dub techno' sound and has layered it with some popular Lithuania folk music that is, I'm discovering, pretty amazing stuff.

I had a rush that I haven't experience in over 20 years when I got to the track "Čiutyta" featuring (as if I know what I'm talking about) Kūlgrinda chanting. It's not something to explain, it's just one of those things where music has that power. Thanks Giriu for keeping the music alive.

Upon reflection I realized it took me instantly back to this track:

I don't usually do the comparison thing as I hate to imply anything and hate to taint the listener's own experience but I experienced a time warp that not only took me back but fully grounded me in the present. Interstellar anyone?

You can pick up this album and many others at his Cold Tear Records site for no charge or, if you can support him, at his Bandcamp site to pick this up in lossless and stream it on the BC app


  1. Really appreciate all the good words about this release! :) thank you!

  2. Excellent! Great artist who runs a great label (Cold Tear Records) if you aren't familiar with it.