Ministry of Echology are pleased to announce the release of a new album ‘Mixed Feelings’. Released 22nd of November via Zona Music, it is the third full length album of 7-piece band from Vilnius, Lithuania.
Presenting sounds ranging from roots reggae, through digital reggae to lovers rock and rub-a-dub, Ministry of Echology share with you their own take on the music they love.
Ministry of Echology – Big Question (Official Audio):
Following release of a first single „Big Question“ last month, the band is sharing the second song called “Belly Hungry”. “It is a song about painful and uncomfortable things, yet told in bright colors. I am not sure how exactly this song was born, but I guess everyone around had some struggles with the money at that time. This song turned out to be folklore-like. The lyrics are similar to Lithuanian folk song – brother, father, mother were doing this and that, they were so and so. Everyone is working and struggling, but it is hard to find the path and make it work, so there is enough money to pay your rent and make a living – oh, brother, how many tired ones around!” – Ministry of Echology vocalist Dominyka Kriščiūnaitė describes the song that she wrote.
Ministry Of Echology – Belly Hungry (Official Audio):
Ministry of Echology formed in 2009 from the best reggae musicians in the capital city, backing up two perfectly-matched female vocalists. Never afraid to face their inner and outer dragons, 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’. The album was recorded in Vilnius, Lithuania and mixed and mastered in Naples, Italy by dubhead Giovanni Roma.
Tours in Poland, Germany, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and France as well as the biggest local festivals in Lithuania have proven that they have what it takes to move any crowd. After their first album “Notes & Quotes”  the band was nominated as a “Breakthrough of the Year” in the local music awards. In 2016 they followed up with “Wanderer” and got nominated as the “Alternative of the Year” in the same Lithuanian “M.A.M.A.” awards.
The new Ministry of Echology album “Mixed Feelings” will be available online as well as on CD and LP on the 22nd of November.
Album release concerts:
22nd of November at Kablys+Kultūra (Vilnius, Lithuania)
29th of November at Tallinas Pagalms (Rīga, Latvia), supported by Riga Reggae DJ set.
30th of November at FonoKlubs (Cēsis, Latvia), supported by DJ Horens Stalbe (Riga Reggae)
6th of December at Fenix (Alytus, Lithuania)
7th of December at Sejny Culture Centre (Sejny, Poland)