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Merope is inspired by nature and dreams, their songs tell stories about the connection between humans and nature. Merope brings minimalistic traditional Lithuanian melodies embraced by their own compositions, a unique set of instruments and improvisations mixed with electronic soundscapes. Their third album 'Naktės' (nights) presents a world full of wonder, inspired by the precious atmosphere of the night. Naktės was only recorded during the hours of the deep night and brings you into higher realms. An ode to the night, full of splendor. Mystery and folk flow into the ocean of modern times.

"Album that is as delicate as it is deep: something very special indeed." Songlines, UK

"Naktės is a magnificent album, without fuss, without bowing to commerce. A very honest, warm and most of all heartwarming registration of what the trio can bring about. Consciousness-expanding music that has a lot from folk, but also with unworldly jazz and especially with adventure and freedom." P. De Cleen for Written in music, Belgium, The Netherlands

"Mystery and folk flow into the ocean of modern times - filled with ambient music, spiritualized jazz, improvisation or broadly defined electronics." Nowamuzyka, Poland

"A minimalistic folk variation reminiscent of some Björk compositions; Sounds partly like from another world, yet does not lose track of the Lithuanian folk melodies. Music for quiet hours." Global music magazine, Germany 

"Merope stretches where traditionalists narrow. With devotion and wisdom 'Naktės' is a homage to the night that unites us all." Amusio, Germany

"Sound research is linked to the connections between man and nature, so the approach is meditative, but far from the clichés of the new age." Musicmap, Italy

"The mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds is perfect in balance. The beauty and virtuosity embrace each other gently. The songs consist of layered melodies, which make a warm flood whose direction can change any moment. ‘Amaranthine’ is an album to feel relaxed with. " Gonzo, The Netherlands, Belgium

"Adding the sparkle of electronic details makes it different from the most world music bands sounds. It gives the music a luminous aura. " Rif Raf, Belgium

 "The music unfolds unhurriedly, as if mimicking the spreading out of leaves and flowers, and life without anxiety or rush.
When these artists come together, a free improvisation, active listening and subtle intervention into the musical ‘whole’ becomes their most organic way of functioning
. " Lithuanian Music Link

"Merope brings music where it is wonderful to get lost in. When the voice is there, she knows - like the music - how to enchant. We are fans! " Damusic, Belgium