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24/07/2017 NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

“Jūrasputnu Mistērijas” / “Mysteries Of The Seabirds” now available on our Bandcamp site https://standart.bandcamp.com/ – Latvian & English versions separately (with photos and lyrics) – …and on other digital platforms.

Next Live: August 5 @ LABADABA Festival:
http://www.labadaba.lv/festivala-programma/muzika/

STandART @ Radio NABA Top 10 LV
http://www.naba.lv/topi/top-10-lv/

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29/05/2017 New Single, Album & Live Dates

New single Rūnas (Runes) is out now on our Bandcamp page. Taken from our upcoming 3rd album Jūrasputnu Mistērijas (Mysteries Of The Seabirds) to be released by Naba Music/Melo Records at the beginning of June. The album was recorded from 2013 to 2017 with the line-up: Kalvis Kluburs, Mārtiņš Links & friends. Technical assistance came from studio masters – Sandris Savickis (Starring Two, Jūrmala), Kaspars Tobis (7 Synths, Dzelzs vilks, Sigulda) and Kaspars Bārbals (Lauska, Rīga).

The new album can be described as dark and atmospheric synthfolk. It has been created almost like a fairy-tale or as a soundtrack to a book – Mysteries by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1892) – and our own summer night hikes along the sea. We are going to present the new material as a duo (Kalvis & Mārtiņš) at a couple of album release gigs. These are going to be the first STandART live performances in four years.

June 1, 2017 – Nabaklab, Riga, LV (Guests: Marta Migla)
June 3, 2017 – Mala, Cēsis, LV (Guests: Marta Migla)

New!!! June 17, 2017 – DM Bar Riga, LV

August 4–5, 2017 – Laba Daba 2017 (festival), Ratnieki, Līgatne, LV

Keep an eye on our websites for further details. A mysterious June to you!

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22/05/2017 Forgotten Sunrise & STandART remixes

Our Estonian friends Forgotten Sunrise have released a magic new USB maxi-single “Dusturn”. It contains two remixes under STandART name:

 Forgotten Sunrise — Dusturn (Black Hole Remix by STandART)
 Forgotten Sunrise — Dusturn (White Hole Remix by STandART)

Remixes created by Kalvis and Sandris Savickis (Starring Two) – one developed more by K., the other – by S. Some sampled sounds played by Mārtiņš on both versions. Technical assistance by Kaspars Tobis (7 Synths) on one of them.

Photo: Forgotten Sunrise

Snippets: https://soundcloud.com/forgottensunrise/dusturn-snippets

USB incl. 7 tracks as 24-bit WAV files and 320 kbs mp3 files.

Limited to 99 copies in aluminium case with a tiny bag of ashes. 9,99 € + shipping

Place your order: kuratino (at) forgottensunrise.com

or check it here: https://forgottensunrise.bandcamp.com/album/dusturn

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26/05/2016 MIDSUMMER FIRES

A new single “Midsummer Fires” has been published. Available as a free download, just like the previous ones, or you can leave a donation to help us finish the album. The album recording and mixing process is not far from the end.

“Midsummer Fires” (Jāņugunis – in Latvian) features excerpts from STandART live performance at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia in 2012 and “Lylio Lelijo” by folkore ensemble “Bitula” (Kaunas, Lithuania).

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22/02/2016 NO.1 AT RADIO NABA, PLAYED ON BRITISH RADIO SHOW

Under The Cat-Fur-Coloured Sky (Zem Kaķa Spalvas Krāsas Debesīm) – No.1 at Radio NABA LV Top10. Thank you! A great present in our 14th anniversary! You can still support us HERE.

The song has also been played on a radio show Through The Curtain broadcasting on allfm.org 96.9 FM from Manchester, UK. The show plays music from different parts of Europe. You can listen to it HERE (STandART after 56:00).

STandART 14 by Sandris Savickis
STandART photo by Sandris Savickis
Download the single @ http://standart.bandcamp.com/

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04/02/2016 STandART : 14 years, 14 singles. New single out now!

STandART 2016

To celebrate the band’s 14th anniversary, we gladly present you our single No.14 – “Under The Cat-Fur-Coloured Sky” (Zem Kaķa Spalvas Krāsas Debesīm – in Latvian). Our friends Signe Ābola and Edgars Liljē have helped us record it. Originally, the song was composed and still is performed by the band Ēnu kaleidoskops, in which all four of us – Mārtiņš, Kalvis, Signe, Edgars – have played or still play. A few versions of our previous single “Fever” (Drudzis) are also included, among them a remix by Antti Sappinen from the Finnish bands …and the Ocean and Valtawirta.

The single is available on our Bandcamp site for free or you can leave a donation and help us finish the new album sooner. Enjoy and share!

You can also support “Under The Cat-Fur-Coloured Sky” (Zem Kaķa Spalvas Krāsas Debesīm) on Radio NABA Top10 LV HERE.

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31/12/2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As the year ends, a brief studio update. We’ve finished (mixed) 9-10 tracks from 15. Those include a re-recorded version of ‘Sleep Less Horses’ (Bez Miega Zirgi) and a couple of tracks we played live already in 2013 – ‘Poison’ and ‘Under The Cat-Fur-Coloured Sky’. The remaining 5-6 tracks have the main stuff recorded as well. A new single will be out in January. If you don’t want to miss any news, subscribe to STandART Newsletter (enter your e-mail address in the window on the right side of the page).

Meanwhile, ‘Drudzis’ (Fever) ranked at No.15 at Radio NABA Top100 of 2015.
http://www.naba.lv/topi/top-100/2015-daughter/

Thanks for the support. Happy New Year!

Kalvis & Mārtiņš

STandART Studio 2015 New Year

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13/10/2015 Radio Naba & Album Update

You can support STandART by voting for our new single “Drudzis” (Fever) at Radio NABA LV Top10.
http://www.naba.lv/topi/top-10-lv/
Meanwhile, we have recorded all vocals for the new album.

STandART mols

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30/09/2015 NEW SINGLE OUT NOW – “FEVER”!

The empire strikes back! Since April 2013, we have been recording our album No.3 as Mārtiņš & Kalvis (+ friends). Finally, the time has come to reveal the first results – the first STandART single in 5 years.

The main song is available in both English (Fever) and Latvian (Drudzis). It’s written by Mārtiņš & Kalvis and inspired by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun’s novel “Mysteries” (1892).

We have made it available on Bandcamp for free. Enjoy and spread the word! You can also leave a donation and help us finish the new album sooner.

Recorded by Sandris Savickis (Starring Two) in Jūrmala.
Mixed and mastered by Kaspars Tobis (7 Synths, Dzelzs Vilks) in Sigulda.
Produced by Kalvis Kluburs. Additional musicians – Juris Tipa & Edgars Liljē.
The Empire Strikes Back (JRSTPA RMX) remixed by Juris Tipa in Mexico City. Contains a sample from “Aum” by John Sobocan. Original version (“June”) available on the album “Autumn News”.

You can also listen to the songs on YouTube, as well as to this small teaser we published this summer:

There are no live performances planned at the moment. Trying our best to finish the album in near future.

Autumn greetings!

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16/05/2015 ALBUM NO.3

We have been recording our album No.3 since April 2013 with Sandris Savickis (Starring Two) in Jūrmala and have started mixing it with Kaspars Tobis from (7 Synths, Dzelzs Vilks) in Sigulda. More news coming soon.

Starring Two Studio

More photos HERE.

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