Automatic Minds on Background Magazine

Lithuanian four piece formation The Skys was founded in 1995, and turned into a leading Art rock band in their country during the years. The band has released a series of productions: the cassettes Civilized in 1997 and Dreams (EP) in 1999, and the CD’s Postmodern Game (2004), Colours Of The Desert (2011, see review), Journey Through The Skies (2014, see review) and recently Automatic Minds (2019). In 2008 I witnessed The Skys on the legendary annual Dutch Progfarm festival, I remember that the band made friends with its tasteful and melodic prog. … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on Rezonatz

I first came across Lithuanian band The Skys back in 2006 when I reviewed their debut CD ‘Postmodern Game’ (which followed on from two low profile cassettes). It is safe to say that over the years they haven’t been the most prolific act, and have had a few line-up issues, but Jonas Čiurlionis (vocals, guitars) has been there since the very beginning, while Božena Buinicka (keyboards, vocals) was around in time for the second album. … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on Progarchives.com

Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Reviewer

I first came across Lithuanian band The Skys back in 2006 when I reviewed their debut CD ‘Postmodern Game’ (which followed on from two low profile cassettes). It is safe to say that over the years they haven’t been the most prolific act, and have had a few line-up issues, but Jonas Čiurlionis (vocals, guitars) has been there since the very beginning, … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on Sea of Tranquility

I first became familiar with the Lithuanian progressive rock band The Skys and their 2011 release titled Colours of the Desert, reviewed on his site. Unfortunately that was the last I heard of the band so I have some catching up to do. Anyways, I quite enjoyed that album although it has been a long time but to my welcomed surprise their latest effort arrived for review titled Automatic Minds. I’ll say this right from the start, this is a superbly crafted melodic progressive rock album and the more I listen, the more I dig it. … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on HRH Mag

When you listen to a band like The Skys, especially the latest album Automatic Minds, you instantly feel as though you’re in safe hands…it feels and sounds very familiar and there’s good reason for that. They are Lithuania’s biggest and best rock band for starters. Not much competition you may think and you’d be right really, especially by comparison to other countries, but that doesn’t stop it being cool. Imagine being the best band in your country! … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on The Progressive Aspect

Article by: Tony Colvill

Okay, on first listen, it’s an interesting ride. I was expecting more in the vein of the last album, different tunes but the same style. This is different, the influences are there still, but this is truer to The Skys rather than those who influenced them. And I like it. I have listened to much that is progressive, symphonic, mellow recently, and loved it, but this is progressive rock! … Continue reading

Automatic Minds on Highlands Magazine 99

THE SKYS sont la principale formation de rock progressif en Lituanie. Constitués en 1995, ils sont l’auteur de six albums:
CIVILIZED en 1997; DREAMS en 1999; POSTMODERN GAME en 2004; COLOURS OF THE DESERT en 2011; JOURNEY THROUGH THE SKIES en 2015 et le récent AUTOMATIC MINDS en 2019.

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Interview on ITN Magazine

Let’s talk a little about the history of your band. When did you originally form and is this the original line-up?

We’ve started back in 1995. And the only founding member is Jonas. Current line up formed between 2006 and 2010. Lithuania is a tiny country with not too many musicians and even less of them wanting to play progressive rock or stick in a band for more than couple of shows especially if those are not paid well. So, it took years to find dedicated enthusiasts.

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The Skys – Automatic Minds on dprp.net

The Skys claim to be Lithuania’s leading rock band and the most recognised band from Lithuania abroad. Upon searching, I could find little information of Lithuanian bands having success outside of their homeland. I did find that The Skys have received recent airplay on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, this being the airing of the track Communication from their most recent release Automatic Minds.

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Automatic Minds – Background Magazine

Lithuanian four piece formation The Skys was founded in 1995, and turned into a leading Art rock band in their country during the years. The band has released a series of productions: the cassettes Civilized in 1997 and Dreams (EP) in 1999, and the CD’s Postmodern Game (2004), Colours Of The Desert (2011, see review), Journey Through The Skies (2014, see review) and recently Automatic Minds (2019). … Continue reading