Release // 'Zemdega LP'
Artist // Oyaarss
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OYAARSS is back with his 3rd full length album, released once more through the label that has become his firm home - Ad Noiseam. His signature destructive sound is present here, whilst some of the more delicate and ambient components from his previous LPs have slipped further into the background. Oyaarss will be presenting the album as an audio-visual piece in 5.1 surround sound in Latvia, with extra dates in other countries open to consideration. He will also continue to tour for both individual Oyaarss shows, as well as performances with his full band.
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Two years after the joint releases of his first two albums, Oyaarss presents his first work since his return to Latvia. Besides building a new studio and setting up a new live show featuring live guitars and drums, he has spent his time perfecting ten new tracks which extend his musical scope. “Zemdega” is the result of this self-rediscovery, born of Riga's cold winters and of collaborations with like-minded artists such as Colin H. van Eeckhout (singer of the post-metal outfit Amenra) or Latvian authors Eduards Aivars and Agnese Krivade.
“Zemdega is a word which might be a bit complicated for a non-Latvian speaker”, wrote Oyaarss when he was looking for a title for this new album. As it has always been the case, his music goes hand in hand with his love for the Latvian's language. “Something that burns under the ground”, a hidden marsh or forest fire, the concept of a “Zemdega” describes well the flame that burns at the core of Oyaarss's music. Deconstructed melodies, distorted beats and distant voices: from the introductory “cetrvieniba” to the uplifting conclusion of “Trombocīts”, Oyaarss's new album is a game of hidden revelations, of subdued emotions and slow transformations.
Oyaarss's third album confirms this act's talent for very personal, powerful and original sound. The music on “Zemdega” is both heavy and atmospheric, distorted yet modern. It references metal and industrial music as much as modern classical experimentations and poetry. “Beauty through destruction” is how a reviewer once described Oyaarss; “Zemdega” might be beauty through transformation.