Band

Ministry of Echology 2022 - picture by Vytautas Kazimieras Juozėnas

It does not have to be reggae.

With many tours and three hit albums behind them, Ministry of Echology created the sound of the fourth album to be released this year.

Building mountains and moving them, calling to wake up, as the sun is over horizon, loving deeply, as, oh, love, how else could you be loved, calling for a dialogue and sharing their most inner experiences, the band sends the message that is universal. Using the power of a word and sound, Ministry of Echology fire up and lift off and it’s very hard not to dance when you hear this band strike up.

Presenting music ranging from roots reggae through lovers rock to rub-a-dub and dub and not even stopping there, Ministry of Echology share their own take on the music they love.

When in concerts, Ministry of Echology dare to experiment and dub it live bravely, presenting fresh versions of their tracks, so be ready for surprises as the band dives into ever changing and fluctuating realm of echoes.

Tech.rider:

sound rider in english
garso raideris – lietuviška versija

Current line-up:
Martynas – drums
Rokas – bass
Dominyka – vocals
Elena – vocals
Nerijus – trombone
Paulius – dubbing dem all at mixer

Honorary members:
Juozas (Eazystyle MC) [2009-2011],
Alanas (guitar) [2017-2021],
Audrelis (drums) [2009-2017],
Tomas (FX guitar) [2009-2017],
Jaronimas (rhythm guitar) [2009-2016],
Vytautas (trumpet) [2009-2016],
Mindaugas (trombone) [2010-2011].

2019:

Ministry of Echology 2019

Reggae has always been a big thing in the Baltic nation of Lithuania. It’s possible that the dark winters inspire Lithuanians to create sunny, Jamaican vibes. Whatever the reason, Ministry of Echology are the flagbearers of the movement, a supergroup formed in 2009 from the best reggae instrumentalists in the capital city, backing up two perfectly-matched female vocalists.

Never afraid to confront politics, the girls dem sing about social issues along with their stories of love and life in Vilnius. Like all good reggae, their message is universal and understandable in any language.

With many tours and two hit albums behind them, Ministry of Echology have switched up the lineup and even swapped instruments, creating a new pure and authentic sound for the third album “Mixed Feelings” due for 2019 November.

Spreading strictly positive vibes worldwide and smacking the delay pedal at all the right times, it’s very hard not to smile when you hear this band strike up.

So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s have order in the house! All rise for the Ministry of Echology!

2016:
For some reason, reggae is big in the Baltic nation of Lithuania. Maybe, during the dark winters, Lithuanians crave summer vibes. Or maybe their newly-independent state is the perfect place to sing lyrics about freedom. Whatever the reason, reggae is big out there, and Ministry of Echology are the leading the scene.

Their first album “Notes & Quotes” was finally finished in 2014, and in 2016 they followed up with “Wanderer”, a studio session recorded at Big Jelly in the UK, released on vinyl as well.

The Ministry of Echology sound is a blend of classic roots and dub, mixing well-loved basslines with a vibe all of their own, always laying on plenty of brass to nice up the dance. Tours in Poland, Germany and France have proven that they have what it takes to move any crowd, staying tight at all times, even with a dozen people onstage. And seriously, the girls dem can sing.

Spreading strictly positive vibes worldwide and smacking the delay pedal at all the right times, it’s very hard not to smile when you hear this band strike up. So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s have order in the house! All rise for the Ministry of Echology!

2014-2015:
Ministry of Echology is a 10 piece Lithuanian reggae/dub band.
Spreading the love with their music since 2009. Fat bassline, upbeat and horns – be sure that you’re invited to dance and have a good time.

Ministry of Echology have developed their own style, playing their sounds for dancing crowds around the Baltic States. The debut album “Notes & Quotes” has been released on 2014 April 3rd, followed by a crowded show at the art factory LOFTAS and a tour to Poland, Germany and France.

2013:
We have released our first single “Laikas Meilei” (“Time for Love”) in colaboration with Eazystyle MC. Summer was quite busy as we were creating new songs and playing in most of the local alternative music festivals (Tundra festival, Yaga Gathering, Varom party, WTFest and Satta Outside), also a concert in Vilnius with polish heavy-reggae veterans Paprika Korps. At the end of the summer we have been honoured with an invitation for a show from a national broadcasters (LRT). The concert aired live in the “LRT Opus” radio and later was shown on the second national TV (LRT Kultura).

2010:
As there were no reggae bands back in 2009 spring, Juozas aka Eazystyle MC came to us and said “we have to do something about it”. And sure we did. We played well known riddims, Eazystyle sang his lyrics and it all was named “Ministry of Echology meets Eazystyle MC”. Not much happened that year, we had three gigs and split up.

Then spring of 2010 came. Juozas called up meeting at his Echoaddiction studio. Some couldn’t come, so we invited new people. That year we played in many bars and clubs, we rocked at many festivals in Lithuania. And then came the end of autumn. With it came the end of ministry… At least some thought that way.

Now we’re back, back with our love for dub and reggae. And we will meet in a back yard of a bar or in a dark basement of a punk club, somewhere in a city or outside it. Wherever you hear fat bassline, upbeat and horns. Be sure that you’re invited to dance and have a good time. Keep on steppin’ skankin’ and movin’.
See you soon.