Argo Vals is a live-electronics artist and Oliver Kulpsoo a lighting designer, both from Estonia.

 

“Vals has spoken of prog’s baroque beauty, whilst recognizing the wisdom of staying within minimal forms.” (Far From Moscow)

 

Words and feelings as „freedom“, „playful“, „dreamy“, „clarity“, but also „anxiety“ can give you some hints to imagine music that he creates.

 

Argo has been making music for almost all his life, but gained an interest in experimenting and recording music mainly DIY in 2006. He started composing and performing with live-electronics in 2008. Nowadays his setup consists of electric guitar, drum machines, looper and effect pedals. The architecture of sounds resembles at times idm, ambient, math rock and nordic jazz.

 

Argo has released two full-length solo albums so far. His debut album “Tsihcier” was released in 2012 and second album “Nokturn” in 2015. Both records were nominated by Estonian Music Awards as the Best Alternative/Indie albums of the year. Estonian Music Awards 2016 nominated Argo Vals as the Male Artist of the year.

 

He is also a member of Viljandi Guitar Trio (since 2008), Karl Petti Band / previously Talamak (since 2011) and Argo Vals Band (since 2011).

 

Argo Vals performs on saturday, August 4.

 

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