A Lasting Echo: Snapsounds Says Farewell with an Epic Collaboration

In early 2009, composer Domas Strupinskas, cinematographer Narvydas Naujalis, and sound engineer Tomas Verbaitis conceived a simple yet remarkable idea – Snapsounds.

The audiovisual project merged their passion for art and technology when documenting live music performances.

Snapsounds carefully curated a selection of artists, seeking out those who exhibited a genuine connection with their craft. Each performance brought a unique flavour to the project, showcasing the variety of Lithuania’s alternative music scene.After over a decade of devoted work, Snapsounds has decided to lay the project to rest, leaving a lasting legacy—an exquisite collection of captured performances.

 

2018-11-24 session: PKVK

2010-06-06 session: Banda Dzeta

Art and Tech Combine to Encapsulate a Legacy

Before taking their bow, Snapsounds has one last project in the works: a vinyl anthology that charts their journey. In line with the community spirit that kept Snapsounds thriving for so long, this triple vinyl is a collaboration supported by mobile software development company deverium, driven by their dedication to community initiatives that impact art & culture. 

Snapsounds and deverium founders were first united by their shared appreciation for unique vision and talent. They both strive to help those talents around them shine—one through the power of art, one through the power of tech.

"A lot of wheels had to spin together for Snapsounds to have its impact, and deverium understands what that's like. It might seem like we work in different areas, but really we speak the same language. There's nothing more important than that. The process of creativity applies to all industries."

says Domas Strupinskas, Snapsounds co-founder.

017-05-18 session: Sheep Got Waxed

“I’m so happy that we’re getting to release this vinyl with support from a tech partner who gets it.”

By collaborating on a vinyl anthology, deverium is helping Snapsounds ensure that the impact of the musical community they created over the last fourteen years will endure for many more.

“There are so many authentic creators in the world whose voices need to be heard,” says Erika Maslauskaite, a co-founder and CEO of deverium, who has followed the Snapsounds project for years. “This collaboration with Snapsounds will be a lasting emblem of the values we share: community, authenticity, creativity, and innovation and growth”

"We all want to have a lasting echo, and we’re proud and excited to help Snapsounds shape theirs.”

says Erika Maslauskaite, deverium Co-Founder & CEO

Fourteen Years of Passion, Music, and Light

Over the years, Snapsounds produced an impressive collection of 25 music videos, each presenting a vivid visual narrative. With moody imagery and striking cinematography, the team brought musicians’ stories to life.

No
Domas Strupinskas (feat. Twenty Fingers Duo)
3:56
Drop D
Domas Strupinskas Band
4:43
Buster
Domas Strupinskas Band
5:26
FIN
Make It Real Project
4:08
Selfish
Dykumos
2:20
Holding
Dykumos
5:20
Niagara
AVaspo
5:31
Žinios
AVaspo
5:16
Alarm
InSearch
6:28
It Could Happen
InSearch
4:08
Opus
Banda Dzeta
3:26
Šių Naktelį
Banda Dzeta
6:23
Strawberry Flavour
Spooky Campfire Stories
3:55
Days
Spooky Campfire Stories
2:55
Nė Bybio
SC
2:25
Roketa
SC
2:12
Nervous
No Dog Barking
3:49
Broke
Traffic Trio
6:31
Invisible Man
The Dominoes
3:17
Nicotine
Domas Strupinskas
3:42
Baladė
Ąžuoliniai Berželiai
5:05
Hazy Love
Chung Kran
4:48
Juoda Baranka
Lapkričio Dvidešimtosios Orkestras
5:43
November 25th
Paulius Kilbauskas & Vygintas Kisevičius
12:35
Handwriting
Sheep Got Waxed
5:22

“The only thing that matters is music. Stripping people from a lot of their own bull**** and having them actually perform their stuff in an environment that welcomes their art – seems like the right way to do it”

says Domas Strupinskas, Snapsounds co-founder.

The project began humbly with a basic photo camera with a filming function, but as time passed, Snapsounds gained access to better equipment through the support of kind-hearted friends & colleagues. This enabled them to improve the quality of their recordings and videos. Until the end, they remained committed to keeping the costs low, staying true to their DIY spirit. 

Cinematographer Narvydas Naujalis cherished the moments between takes, hanging out with musicians and almost becoming part of their bands during the filming process. Snapsounds allowed him to explore the intersection of music and visuals, providing valuable insights into how music can influence camera movement.

Domas Strupinskas remembers when everything clicked during a take: “There’s this magical feeling of a certain pull like we’re all locked in together”. For him, the Snapsounds community was always about a genuine love for music and a desire to explore new ideas rather than popularity-seeking or stats. 

“The only thing that matters is music. Stripping people from a lot of their own bull**** and having them actually perform their stuff in an environment that welcomes their art – seems like the right way to do it”

Tomas Verbaitis says that fun and games were his primary motivation for this project. His favourite moments were “when gut feeling and guesswork turned out to be right”.

2010-12-12 session: SC

With Loving Support and Community

As the years went by, the project experienced its share of challenges. The team often relied on the kindness of others, borrowing equipment and asking for favours to keep their passion-driven endeavour alive. 

In parting, Snapsounds expresses gratitude to all those who supported them throughout their journey and helped to overcome the hurdles and forge ahead. Even as they bid farewell, they eagerly await the creative endeavours of the next generation.

2021-11-18 session: Domas Strupinskas Band

The Story Behind the Sleeve

In a creative collaboration, Creative Director Augustinas Paukštė and designer Domantė Nalivaikaitė embarked on a transformative journey to give life to an album not just through its music but also through designed vinyl cover and packaging. This collaboration with Snapsounds team serves not only to convey the essence of the album but also to narrate its rich project history visually.

At first glance, the vinyl cover is a study in subtlety — Domantė’s custom white lettering in front black canvas, reflecting the album’s moody and profound tones. Yet, the true magic unfolds when the vinyl is in hand. Opening it reveals an infographic-style chronicle, a visual timeline that meticulously documents the extensive history of the project. This minimalist design invites the viewer into a contemporary mood, seamlessly merging lightness with depth. The design isn’t merely a static representation but a dynamic reflection of the album’s evolution, variety, and progress in sound.

Outro: A Farewell Etched in Vinyl

Snapsounds brings its musical odyssey to a close with one last testament to the power of authentic, passion-driven creativity: a limited edition vinyl anthology from 2009 to 2022. This triple vinyl is a tribute to the team’s artistry and dedication – a unique take on Lithuania’s alternative music scene.

In the spirit of appreciation for all who made this project a reality, Snapsounds will first gift vinyl records to its valued artists, partners and technical personnel. The remaining anthology copies will be available for purchase, with all proceeds directed towards supporting Ukraine.

The Snapsounds team hopes their anthology will inspire future creators to fearlessly pursue their passions. As they bring their beloved project to an end, Snapsounds remains a lasting influence on the Lithuanian music scene.

“We aimed to craft an immersive visual narrative that mirrors the rich history and sonic tapestry of the project—a chronicle that invites the audience to feel the pulse of every beat.”

says Augustinas Paukštė, Creative Director & Co-founder  of creative studio andstudio.

Beyond being a sonic endeavor, this project transforms into a visual spectacle. The infographics within are inspired by montage techniques, creating a seamless bridge between the auditory and the visual. In the words of Augustinas Paukštė, ‘We aimed to craft an immersive visual narrative that mirrors the rich history and sonic tapestry of the project—a chronicle that invites the audience to feel the pulse of every beat.”

Immersed in the essence of underground recording spaces, the album radiates a moody ambiance. The majority of the recordings were birthed in environments echoing the very spirit of the music. The design reflects this sentiment, drawing listeners into the immersive experience of the album.

2011-03-06 session: No Dog Barking – Nervous

14. 2009-06-13 session: Dykumos – Selfish

Is an initiative launched by deverium to support authentic inventors, talents, and artists from around the globe whose work sets out to challenge and re-invent the status quo, reshape social norms, and encourage the power of collaboration with an emphasis on growth. At heart, deverium is a team of passionate developers, designers, and digital enthusiasts who live and breathe mobile. This initiative is a natural extension of their passion for pushing the limits of what digital products can do, to help creators bring about the change they want to see in the world.

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