MJR idea ::::::::
MĖNUO JUODARAGIS (Black Horned Moon) represents contemporary
Baltic and darkwave culture in new light. This is both paying respect
to the tradition and concurrently enjoying a new festival of new
arts. This also provides the creative forge of Baltic world-view
and aesthetics, where old and new, authentic and modem, black and
white, meaning and spontaneity merge. This is innovative international
cultural event and stormy entertainment arranged in the country
that has preserved the pagan Fire of Europe and speaks the most
ancient language in the continent.
Restless intuition turns us into seekers. Somewhere here in the
flow, in the trees, under the turf, in the dance of the flames,
in our genetic succession there is an archetypal key of the Universe
whose power was so well known to the European nations. Ethnic tradition
here refers neither to outdated illustration hanging in the porch
nor drunken tourist stomping with the pint of beer. The glistening
weapon of this expedition shall be folklore. It is the irreversible
Action Principle preserved for ages, it is the alliance of the
Past and the Future revealed in elitist dispersion. MJR summons
most advanced artists drawing from the very depth and burning with
unique art not meant for the mass consumers.
The flow is generated by plenty old and new music styles ranging
from ethno, neo-folk, post-folk, tribal,
gothic to ambient,
industrial, idm, rock/metal, avant-garde, etc.
These are only the tools. They differ but have identical direction,
direct or indirect relations with ancestral tradition. Different
generations, nations, ideas, genres and styles, but single feeling
and one enchanting rhythm of the Earth.
Cold lips of the History can hardly tell us anything new. Scientific
terms will scarcely reveal the beauty of the fluttering Mystery.
It is unlikely we will find the light of our Ancestors in the insidious
labyrinths of spurious chronicles. But we do believe that we can
revive the essential fragments of the Great Legend in other ways,
much more forcefully, with our Blood and Heart. A great many remarkable
values and Tradition keys have sunk into the quagmires of the museum-bred
fetishism for ever. The sagas died in oblivion crucified next to
mausoleum-type utensils... The truth of our ritual is to revitalise
the magical model of Universality HERE and NOW by employing new
measures, new post-modern language. We believe it is not merely
Fear of losing the identity and becoming a disposable Nothing,
or a rudimentary tribute to Nostalgia. Expect a LIVE cosmic move
with bright projection into Future.
Please note that the MJR concept does not profess any teaching or
philosophical doctrine. It neither has any claims pertaining to cyber
authenticity nor strives to modernise or pervert the folklore. We
leave the preservation and canonisation of ethno-culture for ardent
specialist. Meanwhile, the philosophy of MĖNUO JUODARAGIS is clear
and simple. It is the Heartbeat. For time marches on and Baltic grass-snake
never devours its tail. For the pagan festival must also include
entertainment where with the touch to pulsating Mystery the game
turns into ritual and the ritual becomes the game. So we move on
to the Beginning of the Beginning.