Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Ethereal evocative/eclectic with an ambient/world pop/New Age feel
Most recent release, Parallel Universe (2005)
There's a touch of Sheila Chandra in her overall sound
Nijole Sparkis's music has a lot of World Music and New Age influences. She has a slightly nasal voice with an impressive range, which reminds me a lot of Sheila Chandra, especially in its evocative mix of world sounds. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Parallel Universe is her debut
Parallel Universe (2005)
2005—Spark-N-a-Kis Music/Golden Goat Records
Fritz Heede—keyboards, guitars, sitar, saz, octave mandolin
The uplifting lyrics and ambience makes this feel quite New Age, but the mix of world sounds lifts it above the usual music of that genre. The sound is carefully crafted with a lot of influences from Nijole Sparkis' Lithuanian heritage. Highly recommended for any fans of ethereal/ambient music and anyone who likes more creative New Age music or music with lush world influences. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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