MEROPE

is an alternative world music band, consisting of five musicians eatch hailing from five different countries. With each member supplying their own artistic background, the result is a unique alchemy of sounds. Their music is inspired by ancient Lithuanian songs, embraced by organic sounds, modern harmonies and extending its influence to electronic music. Merope is inspired by nature and dreams, their songs are telling stories about the connection between humans and nature. Merope has the ability to involve the audience in a musical journey both actively and affectively, creating in this way a new ritual music for the present day.

meropemusic.com

 

Projects

Agenda

05•08•17 | Merope
Thomas Mann Museum
Nida, LT

11•08•17 | Merope
Pažaislio muzikos festivalis Kaunas
Kaunas, LT

03•09•17 | Merope
granvat residence
Permeke, Antwerp, BE

02•10•17 | Merope
Beijing , CH

04•10•17 | MEROPE
Beijing , CN
DDC Club

04•10•17 | MEROPE
Beijing , CN
Festival

AMARANTHINE

It has been two years, after the first MEROPE album ‘9 days’ came out. During this period the band played a lot, lived new experiences and created new material together. They decided to go again to the great Mountains in Sierra Nevada, Spain, and record with engineer IVAN MORENO. ‘9Days’ was recorded in open air, however this time they had a lot of fun recording in a studio environment. With this second album the world alternative band MEROPE dedicates the poetic textures and the sound of their inner journeys to the waters of the world.

 

BUY ALBUM

CREDITS

01 Dabile
02 Sunday Love
03 Rainbow
04 Petit Pois
05 Wolf
06 Cenote
07 Tralara
08 Bijune
09 Julia°
10 Rasele II

 
released May 1, 2015

Music by MEROPE

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BONNAFOUS – bansuri
INDRE JURGELEVICIUTE – voice, kankles
BERT COOLS – guitars, synthesizer, electronica
MARCELLO WINDOLPH – acoustic bass
MIGUEL HIROSHI – percussion

 
gran10
 
Recorded by IVAN MORENO at El Mirador Residential Studios 
Mixed by IVAN MORENO at La Casa Estudio
Mastered by ALAN SILVERMAN
Illustration by AVINASH VEERARAGHAVAN
Graphic design by RUTA GRUZDAITE
 

 9 DAYS

In 2012 Merope met each other for the first time in the mountains of Sierra Nevada, Spain. Outside in the nature under the open sky, they recorded and created/composed the music on 9 days. 9 days was the time for MEROPE to emerge as a band. 9 days for their music to be created in the beautiful mountains of Sierra Nevada.

 

BUY ALBUM

CREDITS

01 Rasele 
02 Undinė
03 Wandelijn
04 Kevetana
05 Ruta
06 Marceaux 5
07 Pilka Daina
08 Pamigo Rumbo
09 Sodai 

released October 1, 2012

Musicians:

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BONNAFOUS ( France ) – bansuri flute
INDRE JURGELEVICIUTE ( Lithuania ) – voice, kankles
BERT COOLS ( Belgium ) – guitars and effects
MARCELO WINDOLPH ( Germany/Brazil ) – acoustic bass
MIGUEL HIROSHI ( Spain ) – percussions

 
gran5
 
Recorded by IVAN MORENO in Pitres, Andalucia, July 2012 
Mixed and mastered by IVAN MORENO
Cover art by AVINASH VEERARAGHAVAN
Graphic design by SERENA KLOET