AKLI is a post-punk/industrial unit that emerged while the world was locked down by the pandemic. Isolation and solitude shaped the themes of musical ideas that were composed and recorded by Kristijonas Valančius. The end result was 8 tracks that make up the album TAIKA (PEACE), released in August 2020.
The band’s music is aggressive and brimming with philosophic contemplations of self-worth, lust and disorder. Sonic collages of screaming guitar leads, aggressive vocals, driving bass, distorted drums and dark synthesizer passages create a uniquely immersive experience. The music strays from English lyrics to more intimate Lithuanian ones, from blatant cynicism and anger to illuminating moments of honesty.