Atalyja. Lithuanian folk-rock band
KUKŪ SMF 007B, 2018
Atalyja is the first Lithuanian folk-rock group that based its music on the synthesis of folklore and rock music. The repertoire is made up of calendrical songs, wedding songs, sutartines (unique traditional form of polyphonic rounds). The melodies of old songs are enriched by rock, jazz, blues, metal rock, and Indian music elements. Its music is characterized by a variety of styles, a rich palette of timbres, and original composition. The group performs regularly at music festivals and urban celebrations. They have performed in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey, Russia.
Celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary, the group re-releases its first album (14th of October 2002 announced as Album Of The Week on Radio Voce Spazio – FM 93.800 MHz in Italy; the album got very positive reviews on pages fRoots, Blow up, Le Canard Folk, Folker music magazines) with additional four recordings, new sound and new Lithuanian – English translations.