We’ve got some exciting news. Two of Lithuanian’s key figures in the electronic and jazz scenes, Manfredas and Marijus Aleksa – come together as Santaka.
The duo’s music combines 70’s electronic sounds and jazz albums like Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rain Dance’ or Don Cherry’s ‘Brown Rice’. As the press release describes. “They also cite old records that used recording, editing and sampling techniques like Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ and later albums, and Jon Hassel’s records as inspirations.”
The music they create is endlessly fascinating. With tracks that tumble and twist in a way that takes you in unexpected directions. The duo shapes an uncharted sound through their connections with their respective musical communities.
We’ll have to wait until early December to get our hands on Santaka’s EP, but you can watch filmmaker Rudolfas Levulis’ video titled ‘The Shift’ for the lead cut ‘555’ below. Hope you dig it as much as I do!
No Rivers Here Tracklisting:
1. No Rivers Here
3. Opening Chasms (In Four Parts)
4. No Rivers Here (Radio Edit)
No Rivers Here releases on 9th December on vinyl and digital.