Originally from Latvia, Oyaarss specialises in harsh and atmospheric sounds; with heavy distorted beats layered against sometimes bleak, sometimes ethereal and dense ambient textured backdrops. Oyaarss brings his unique take on a range of styles, with influences drawn from idm, industrial, post-metal, sludge and noise, alongside more subtle influences such as ambient and contemporary minimalist music. His live shows are passionate and heavy, with every show being unique and containing live elements with both guitar and vocals. Oyaarss is available as either a standalone electronic only performance, or as a 3 piece band – with his tracks faithfully rendered and transformed into a fully live context.
The releases that brought him to the forefront of his industrial sound were a remix of Cloaks on 3by3 and the acclaimed A La Holeage (remixed by Cloaks). Following this, he found his home on the highly acclaimed Ad Noiseam label, who have released 2 of his LPs to date. Both ‘Bads’ and ‘Smaida Greizi Nakamiba’ stand as testaments to his extensive talents and ability to combine sublimely beautiful elements with filthy, distorted and metallic sounds.
His tracks have played internationally and given support by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Ben Frost and Dj Distance. He has shared the stage with Amenra, Ben Frost, Moving Ninja, Elemental, Fanu, Pinch, Randomer, Hijack and Ancient Methods.