Putting away all the fear of “how do we look”, “who gonna love us”, etc SUTEMOS.NET subjective e-zine approved their existence after celebrating one year birthday and becoming one of the favorites among Lithuanian e-culture portals.

The structure seems dizzy, the background is too dark and mottled, navigation is poor… Who cares! Everything depends on how you work, how the portal is visited, and simply how you love the things you do.

After one year of evolution SUTEMOS.NET portal became one of the most dynamic islands of today’s Lithuania e-culture. Yeah, we do have other info portals, but SUTEMOS.NET is independent, un-commercialized and has been created only initiatively.

The head who generated the idea of it is Daumantas Kairys (aka Sutemos). Later he involved designer A85 and Vytautas Tumas (aka Walkman) joined SUTEMOS as a programmer and quickly became the solid part of it.

The creators still care a lot about the visual side of the site, which was influenced by lots of Lithuanian e-creators although it is info-based portal. Not so long ago SUTEMOS.NET launched its English version.

Continuously updated portal gives you a fresh info about electronic (and not only) releases, prepares interviews with music and numedia creators, inform you about different topical events inside and outside Lithuania.

From the beginning SUTEMOS.NET was communicating with different foreign and native artists/musician and as an outcome lots of different contacts appeared. It was the reason why “net label” was founded which was one more step further.

SUTEMOS.NET are open to young/unknown electronic music creators. But the main release which could correctly reflect SUTEMOS.NET concept with the help of music languege is called INTELLIGENT TOYS. The idea to compile this release was born even before the appearance of the portal. A selected collection of foreign and Lithuanian musical tracks dwells with some industrial/electronic sounds.

Compilation was released February 2004. A bunch of IDM stars present a number of previously unreleased tracks. Here are some names: Sense, Tim Koch, Bauri, Sleepy Town Manufacture, Eesn (Esem), Lackluster, Proswell, Shnare.sys, Skardas.

INTELLIGENT TOYS are accompanied by a virtual collection of visual art. It was especially made for the Intelligent Toys. Authors of various photos/manipulations were creating art that reflects a doll/toy/child theme. Those works are like a body part of the compilation for they complete the music and fill in the empty toy making it orbicular.

You can find this and other SUTEMOS.NET releases inside portal’s MEDIA section.
Have a nice listening.

SUTEMOS is a dynamical phenomenon and there are a lot of goals they want to be achieve in their future near that is why present format of SUTEMOS is becoming too tight. That’s why the series of parties were started at G-Lounge cafe (Vilnius) in spring 2004. And that’s why the “PASKESK SUTEMOSE” party presenting different Lithunian music and video creators should be renewed in the close future.

Now SUTEMOS.NET is keep working on the second INTELLIGENT TOYS 2 compilation, which should appear in the autumn of 2004.

Text: Emanuelis Ryklys from RUT RUT

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