Ingus Baušķenieks

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Ingus Baušķenieks during a Yellow Postmen performance in Riga, Latvia, on March 11, 2006. Photo by Mārtiņš Rudzītis

Ingus Baušķenieks (born December 30, 1956[1][2]) is a Latvian musician known as a member of Dzeltenie Pastnieki and as a solo artist. He is a multi-instrumentalist, with the bass guitar being his primary instrument in band engagements. He is also known for his proficiency in home recording and tape editing.


Ingus Baušķenieks was born in Riga in 1956, the son of noted Latvian painter Auseklis Baušķenieks (1910–2007). He studied at the Riga Plytechnic Institute from 1974 to 1978, and between 1979 and 1986 he worked for the Latvian television as an operator. From the 80s onward, he has also developed work as an arranger and producer, writing music for films and other works, and founding his own record company, "Ingus Baušķenieka ieraksti"

Ingus is best known for his activities as part of Dzeltenie Pastnieki (Yellow Postmen), where he was a songwriter and bass guitar player. After the group's activities slowed down in the late 1980s, Ingus began working solo, often with the participation of his wife Edīte Baušķeniece, up to the beginning of the 1990s. In 1990, Latvian TV made a half-hour video film "Aircraft Park", in which, in addition to an interview with Ingus, there are also video versions of the songs "You Are So Weak", "Cafe" and "So Inhuman".

Since the mid-90s, Ingus has been creating music alone. In 1998, the "Digital Winter" piece "Slippers" became a hit, and Ingus continued his solo work to this day, releasing "Lightning Eclipse" in 2009, as well as occasionally performing with the Yellow Postmen. His album "Snake" was released in April 2011, and in August 2015 he recorded "Sentiment et Mélancholie", in Baušķenieks' home studio, "Bicycle Systems". In recent years, Baušķenieks has published several previously unreleased pieces on his "Bandcamp" profile.

Ingus has also written music for the animated films "Sleeping Train" (1996), "Devil's Fuji" (2008), "Spring on Vārnu Street" (together with Edgars Šubrovskis, 2009) and others.

Solo Discography

  • 1988 - Mājas dzīve
  • 1988 - Klusais Okeāns
  • 1988 - Burvju pusdienas
  • 1988 - Digitālā ziema
  • 1988 - Viduslaiki
  • 1988 - Nezināmais šedevrs: izlase 1988–2003 (Compilation)
  • 1988 - Čūska[3]
  • 1988 - Sentiment et Mélancholie


  1. Stundiņš, Jānis (2005). "Ingus Baušķenieka mūža postmodernisms". Mūzikas Saule 27: 27.
  2. Ingus Baušķenieks discography at MusicBrainz. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  3. "Ingus Baušķenieks izdod jaunu soloalbumu" (in Latvian). TVNET. April 21, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2017.

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