Sapiens Music teamed up with the Lithuanian dark metal band JUODVARNIS and released a different version of their song ‘Tik dulkės’ from the band’s latest album ‘Nerimo Dienos’ (EN: Days of Disquiet) in video format.
Sapiens Music describes themselves as: “a music platform collecting various talents from all over the world. We want to bring the change by showcasing inspiring music and sharing the message together with artists.”.
The main point of the project is to present various artists from an unexpectedly different angle than their audience (and even the artists themselves) are used to. The videos mainly concentrate on the vocal performances that are backed with minimalist instrumental arrangements of the original songs. Sapiens Music have already worked with a large number of artists from Lithuania, styles ranging from mainstream pop, hip hop to alternative and rock.
This is the first time that a metal band from the underground scene is chosen for this project, which is expected to be a very unusual, yet intriguing experience for both the wider audiences as well as the die-hard underground metalheads. Juodvarnis gladly accepted a challenge to rearrange their song “Tik dulkės” in a different, a very intimate way.
Vocalist Paulius comments: “This was a unique experience for me. I am not used to perform without a band and guitar in my hands. Also this new arrangement pushed all focus to the vocals, so I had to do my very best to make this composition work. It was challenging, but I am really happy with the result!“
Video produced by Sapiens Music team
Directed by Saulius Baradinskas
Photos by Paulius Butkus
Re-arrangement of the song: Paulius Simanavičius (Juodvarnis)
Album “Nerimo Dienos” (Days of Disquiet) was recorded in Sound Division Studio in Riga, Latvia, and Muzlab Studio in Vilnius, Lithuania. Mixing done in Muzlab Studio. Mastering by Tony Lindgren (Enslaved, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura, Leprous) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden. The album has been released on 28th of Aug, 2020 via Lithuanian label Dangus.