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-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.
The band’s sound has been compared to Acid Arab’s or described as Chemical Brothers-style acid techno with raucously played bagpipes.
Notable live shows include Burning Man (USA), Nordischer Klang (GER), LOFTAS (LTU), ViljandiFolk (EST) and many more.
OOPUS members believe that folktronica is the future of both folk and club music. Their mission is to make traditional music relevant for contemporary audiences.
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 was voted amongTOP3 and TOP5 export ready artists at Tallinn Music Week in 2021 and 2022. Mari Meentalo, singer and bagpipe player from OOPUS, is participating inKeychangeglobalnetwork 2022. OOPUS is an active member of Estonia’s music export office music Estonia. OOPUS was awarded with Raadio 2 special prize at Estonian traditional music awardsEtnokulp 2022and will be performing at ESNS in 2023.
-Mari Meentalo(Estonian bagpipes, vocals, loopers)
-Johannes Ahun(analog synthesizers, live sound)
-Aleksander Sprohgis(light installations, visuals)
-Raho Aadla(choreography, dance)