Synthpop duo Tehnikums is without doubt one of the best new Latvian bands. Though the band members are not newcomers on Latvian music scene.
Dagnis Neilands was a member of famous Latvian rock band The Mundane, while Kristaps Dubļāns played in underground bands Kušš and Mala.
Tehnikums published their first song last summer and almost immediately was noticed by public. And at the end of the year the group released its debut album, “Ko gribu, to daru!” (“I Do What I Want”).
Tehnikums’ second single, the lyrical song “Tev” (“For You”) was published in autumn last year:
In the band’s own words: “Dilettantism is a force that helps art move forward. It helps creative people move on and achieve new horizons. Every day life passes as if you were struck in a wheel – work, home, other things. But then comes the time you want to get out of that all – you start doing things you want.”
Tehnikums’ debut album sounds youthful, but at the same time its smooth melodies, freaky voice and well suited texts tell a story about two mature men who flirt with the idea of dilettantism in a smart way.
Both guys know how to make tuneful music and how to entertain public. One thing Tehnikums needs now is a stage and a crowd to appreciate their art.
You can stream “Ko gribu, to daru!” LP in its entirety here.