more from
piano and coffee records
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Justina Jaruseviciute

supported by
Peter Mason
Peter Mason thumbnail
Peter Mason I'm on my third listen and this album has real depth. Different passages keep leaping out at me, but I like the way it maintains a characteristic tone while being full of melodic, rhythmic and modal variety and even surprise. Really good. I wish I'd bought the CD.
Som Bhattacharyya
Som Bhattacharyya thumbnail
Som Bhattacharyya Beautiful contemplative music. Evokes emotions mostly mellow yet leading to optimism. Reminds me of great memories. The compositions tell a great story. Not a note wasted.Get this and get lost in your precious memories. Favorite track: Warum?.
Rodent thumbnail
Rodent Squarely in the venerable tradition of serious, contemplative music for string quartet... This suite is a solid companion for your long, brooding walks in the forest...
DivisionRuine thumbnail
DivisionRuine This first album is really the achievement of the very promissing "Rituals" released only one year ago... We face here a palette of intimate emotions, covering melancholia, hope, or compassion. Perfect acoustics, clean production, great performers. Favorite track: Reminiscence.
Gliwii thumbnail
Gliwii Wonderful, reduced music. I love hearing it when I want to focus or just let my thoughts go for a walk. Thank you for this!
tr_🇺🇦 thumbnail
tr_🇺🇦 Wow... masterfully composed and everything I hoped for after Rituals. Slow-moving and dramatic string arrangements. Favorite track: Distant Star.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €8 EUR  or more


  • Limited Edition CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    100 CDs supplied in full-color card wallets. One insert included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Silhouettes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • Limited Edition CD *REPRESS Shipping July 20*
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    50 CDs supplied in full-color card wallets. One insert included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Silhouettes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Wolf Hour 04:00
Prayer 04:00
Breathe 04:06
Reminiscence 04:21
Distant Star 04:18
Warum? 04:01
Let It Go 03:50
Spells 03:41
Sunrise 04:45


"[...] She began a conversation of her own, resulting in these exquisite works for string quartet. We are already skipping over composer to watch and going right to composer to hear right now." - A Closer Listen

"A stirring set of chamber music from this composer from Berlin, which seem to capture hope and sadness at once." - Bandcamp (Featured on their New and Notable section)

"This masterpiece [...] is capable of making us dream, of making us tremble, but above all of keeping us going for almost an absolutely thrilling hour. It is of incredible strength and beauty and imbued with great sensitivity." - Mes Enceintes Font Défaut

Back in September 2019, Justina Jaruševičiūtė attended an Echo Collective show at Funkhaus Berlin, where Jóhann Jóhannsson’s album 12 conversations with Thilo Heinzmann was being premiered. This concert, which she described as one of the most touching performances she had ever attended, was what inspired her to write music for string quartet.

Recorded between June and November at the amazingly sounding church Christuskirche Oberschöneweide in Berlin, Silhouettes is a soul-stirring project and an evident demonstration of Jaruševičiūtė’s remarkable compositional skills. The pieces that shape this record are often tenebrous and pensive, contrasted by a few moments in which light seems to shine through, allowing the violins, viola and violoncello to embrace us with hope and comfort. “There is a reason why the album starts with a piece named Wolf Hour and ends with Sunrise”, explains the young composer. “The hour of the wolf is that time of the night in which people wake up without any particular reason and can't fall back asleep. Last year, this happened to me numerous times, which allowed me to think about a lot of musical ideas while I waited on the sun to rise. To me, these ten compositions are like some kind of shadows, silhouettes of these sleepless nights”.

Silhouettes is set to release on the 26th of March on digital format and limited edition CD, designed by Celia Fernández González.

Recorded at Christuskirche Berlin-Oberschöneweide
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Sebastian Ohmert, Tonstudio Sonic-Impulse Berlin
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 10: Edi Kotler (1st violin), Semion Gurevich (2nd violin), Shasta Ellenbogen (viola), Emilia Janeil Viktoria Lomakova (cello).
Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8, 9: Héloïse Lefebvre (1st violin), Davis West (2nd violin), Alexina Hawkins (viola), Liron Yariv (cello).

Artwork and design: Celia Fernández González


released March 26, 2021


all rights reserved



Justina Jaruseviciute Berlin, Germany

Justina Jaruševičiūtė is a Lithuanian composer based in Berlin.
In February 2020, she released Rituals, a piece for strings inspired by Baltic mythology, folk music and nature. And now, one year later, she announces the release of her debut full-length album Silhouettes, an outstanding collection of pieces for string quartet, set to release on the 26th of March through piano and coffee records. ... more

contact / help

Contact Justina Jaruseviciute

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Justina Jaruseviciute, you may also like: