Rainbows in the Dark: Veliu Namai — “Alkai”

What do you think of when you think of the Baltics?  Perhaps it’s lush fields, maybe towering mountains or pristine seaside hamlets?  Maybe it’s cities older than my country, rich with history and culture both familiar and foreign?  Maybe it’s all of that, or none.  I’m willing to bet, though, that it’s probably not what you hear when you throw on Veliu Namai’s Alkai, but maybe it should be.  On their fourth full length release, the Lithuanian trio dive deeper into the history and mysticism surrounding their Baltic heritage, all the while stretching the limits of what they can do musically.

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