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Biography

  • Years Active

    1994 – present (24 years)

  • Members

In Prussian, Wejdas means God’s image. The project, initiated in 1994, has always been extremely close to the very roots of the Baltic scene. It was founded by now famous DONIS and Darius Gerulaitis from ENSEMBLE SP.
Wejdas

Donatas Bielkauskas and Darius Gerulaitis founded the project "Wejdas" in 1994 in Jurbarkas. It was probably the first project of dark ambient music in Lithuania, obviously and profoundly related to ethnic Baltic music, pagan world-view, and sacral space of Prussia. The original and innovative project soon attracted the attention of the audience of still developing Lithuanian darkwave scene and also engaged foreign listeners. Darius invented a term for that kind of music - "amber ambient", which later became a reference of description.

In 1994 two tape albums - "I Tamsą" ("Into the Darkness") and "Saulei Tekant" ("At Sunrise") were released (by Dangus). In a year these releases were followed by the most renowned work of the project "Dykra" ("Wasteland") (released by Dangus Prod.) and the special project "Without Sleep" (released by Art Prod. in Portugal). In 1998 the project recorded their most significant album "Wejdas" . The album was released in a CD format by the famous USA company "Red Stream" that presented "Wejdas" to the foreign audience. After having released this album, the project broke up - Donis started his own project and moved to Klaipeda, and Darius proceeded with his experiments in "Ensemble SP" in Šiauliai… In 2000 the album "Wejdas" appeared in Lithuania in an MC format, and one year before a special CDR version of "Dykra - die Welt Ohne Rahmen" was released in Germany under the sign of Bastet Recordings. Dangus Prod. offered the members of the project to release their first tape albums in a CD format, but the musicians chose not to change their discography.

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