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Oyaarss is the solo project of Latvian-raised Arvids Laivinieks. The fruit of his passion for intelligent but crushing metal, experimental electronic music and dystopian worlds, this project marries touching, poignant melodies and sheer industrial weight.
While this project is still relatively new, Oyaarss has gained recognition through his remix works for a wide array of project, from 3by3’s Cloaks to Amenra or several classical pieces as well as through his live shows alongside Ben Frost, Amenra or Ancient Methods and festivals such as Germany’s Maschinenfest and Burn The Machine or France’s Riddim Collisions.
"Bads" ("Hunger") was Oyaarss’s first full length album, following a first 12" record on Greece’s Abstractions label. It was the first of two Oyaarss releases in 2012, being followed by "Smaida Greizi Nākamība" ("The future smiling wrily"), a re-release of a 2011 demo, expanding Oyaarss’s sound from his bleak and oppressive noise textures to include some acoustic, almost post rock guitars as well as spoken words.