OOPUS is folk on acid!
OOPUS is a folktronica fourpiece from a country of wild forests, magical bogs, sea and tech innovation. Its members fuse together thousands of years old Estonian runo songs, analog acid synths, movement triggered lights and visuals electrifying the dance floor like no other. Their powerful genre bending performances induce a ritualistic experience that erases the borders between high and pop culture, ancient and modern – it is a true to the roots ethno rave.
In 2022 OOPUS released a live audiovisual improvisation album “Inventing Lunar Cycle” and their 2nd studio album “Folk On Acid” in addition to several singles and remixes.
OOPUS is in charge of the Folktronica Showcase production at Tallinn Music Week, and actively curates and develops the genre globally through networks and collaborations.
OOPUS is …
Genre: acidfolk, folktronica, livetronica, electronic, folk, techno, acid, trance, live, crossover, audiovisual
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OOPUS was voted among TOP3 and TOP5 export ready artists at TMW in 2021 and 2022. Mari Meentalo, singer and bagpipe player from OOPUS, is part of Keychange cohort 2022. OOPUS is an active member of Estonia’s music export office Music Estonia. The band was awarded with Raadio 2 prize at Estonian traditional music awards Etnokulp 2022 for their 2nd studio album “Folk On Acid”.
OOPUS live x Waves Vienna 2023
OOPUS live x Mėnuo Juodaragis XXIII – festivalis 2023
Dūburio Ežero Sala
“OOPUS gives an unparalleled performance [at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2023] and shows that you can go to Eastern Europe for musical idiosyncrasy.”
“The fun [at Tallinn Music Week 2022] peaks with the hard acid nutjobbery of local loons OOPUS."
"OOPUS - a group of local Estonians who bravely mix sour tones and heavy beats of acid house together with traditional music /.../ With excellent visual effects, tireless dancer/performer in the foreground, OOPUS managed to create a real ethno rave [at Viljandi Folk 2022]."
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