27/08/2013 Mėnuo Juodaragis XVI

Thanks to everyone who was a part of Mėnuo Juodaragis XVI – the organizers, all the different kinds of artists and the audience. It was a fantastic festival, and we had a wonderful time. Ačiu!

We played 4 completely new songs. For the first time, our lineup featured Edgars Liljē on live drums. Edgars plays or has played in such bands as Marta Migla, Ēnu kaleidoskops, Pasaules Gaisma, Sniegavīru Rūpnīca. It was also the first STandART concert with live drums since 2003.

Photos from the festival HERE.

Photo: Martynas Sirusas

06/08/2013 MJR News

STandART are set to play on the Pinewood Stage, Aug 23, 01:45 (yes, technically Aug 24 morning). Promises to be an unusual gig – 50 % of the songs will be performed live for the very first time. Some changes in the lineup:) All info about the festival in Latvian, Lithuanian and English:


Unfortunately, DUNA URBS festival (August 17, Riga) is cancelled. Our next gig: Mėnuo Juodaragis XVI on August 23 in Zarasai, Lithuania.

17/05/2013 Festivals in August

We are pleased to announce the first live performances in 2013:

August 17 – DUNA URBS festival, Riga, Latvia.

August 23 – Mėnuo Juodaragis XVI festival, Zarasai, Lithuania. (Please note that ‘Ēnu kaleidoskops’ will also take part in the festival). More info at

At both concerts, it is planned to play a selection of already known tracks as well as several completely new songs, which will be performed live for the first time.


We’ve started working on our 3rd album, at this point, together with Sandris from ‘Starring Two’. There are close to 20 demos to work on/choose from, and the first comments from others include ‘ambient’, ‘folk-rock’ and ‘doom metal’:) Can’t promise anything too soon, but at least it’s in the making.

03/01/2013 ‘Starring Two’ – No.5 in Radio Naba Top100

‘Hospital’, a song by STandART sideproject ‘Starring Two’, ranked at No.5 in the annual Radio NABA Top100. It’s the best result by a Latvian artist and it was also named ‘the biggest surprise’ of the chart.

25/09/2012 Electronic Pop Night in Helsinki

November 17, 2012 – Elektronisen popin ilta (Electronic Pop Night),  STandART & Dj Gac (LV) + and the Ocean (FI) + Single Sound (FI) @ Lavaklubi, Helsinki, Finland.


05/09/2012 Some Autumn News in Short

1) STandART will play a short set already this Thursday, September 6, at Nabaklab, Riga. We will be sharing the stage with ‘Deuxvolt’ (IT). Free entrance. See you there.

2) There’s an option to travel with us to our gig in Helsinki on November 17 from Riga. For details and costs write to: blackhorse at standartmusic dot lv

3) Thanks for your support for our side-project ‘Starring Two’ at Radio NABA LV Top 10. The single ‘Hospital’ spent 7 weeks at No.1.

4) We usually don’t post anything non-music related, but we thought it would be a good thing to share with you the following. The idea behind this is similar to what caused us create our track ‘Hydrology’. In fact, it’s a Latvian petition for the Latvian government to keep the Baltic Sea clean. At the moment, only Latvians can sign this. However, we’re sharing this information also in English. Feel free to support/like the project’s Facebook page.Your support might be needed:

18/06/2012 ‘Starring Two’ album out now!

Finally, ‘Starring Two’ album ‘Portraits and Landscapes’ has been released and is available for free/donations on the band’s official website and the Bandcamp site.,

The album has been produced at ‘Starring Two’ home studio in Jūrmala, Latvia, by Sandris Savickis. It features a number of historic instruments – ‘Moog Prodigy’, ‘E-MU EMAX2’, ‘Korg MonoPoly’, ‘Ensoniq FIZMO’, ‘Eventide H3000 D/SE’, as well as some modern classics – ‘Nord Lead 1/2/3’, ‘Nord Modular’, ‘Waldorf Q’, ‘Future Retro XS’, ‘Access Virus’, ‘Schippmann Ebbe und Flut’ etc. One of the sounds belongs to an analog modular synthesizer, which is yet being developed in Latvia.

Also, the lead-single ‘Hospital’ has entered Radio NABA LV Top10. You can support ‘Starring Two’ by voting HERE.

05/06/2012 ‘Starring Two’ single out now!

A new single from the long-awaited STandART side-project ‘Starring Two’ album ‘Portaits & Landscapes’ has been published. The single is called ‘Hospital’ and it is available as a free download or for donations at the official ‘Starring Two’ webpage as well at the band’s new Bandcamp site. In the same way the album ‘Portaits & Landscapes’ will be released on June 18.