THEODOR BASTARD – VETVI (Official video)

Russia, Saint-Petersburg, festival “Brodskiy drive”

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Monthly Akhmatova Museum Garden will be a concert venue for more than a dozen actual and interesting bands. Open-air concerts will take place every weekend.
Many styles and sea drive – in the decadent atmosphere of Sheremetev Park!
Address: Liteiny pr. 53, St. Petersburg, Russia

Theodor Bastard perform at the festival on June 13

“Vetvi” is available for download at ITunes & Bandcamp

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Friends, we have good news!
Our new album “Vetvi” is available for download at itunes and BandCamp.
Enjoy it!

Vetvi

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New album by Theodor Bastard, one of the most eclectic and mystical bands from Russia. It’s difficult to define the Theodor Bastard style. Musicians skillfully combine different styles, trip-hop and rock. They give amazingly brilliant shows, using all their numerous exotic instruments, from the tibetian horns to jambeys and gusli. Theodor Bastard release their albums not so often, working for months in various recording studios in several cities and countries, searching for the best sound and arrangements. Work on this album took three years with plenty of musicians taking part in it. Among them are the famous buryat singer Namgar Lhasaranova, multi instrumentalist Phillip Barsky. talented Olga Glazova, who plays the world’s largest gusli. Lead singer Yana Veva has reached new heights with her unique vocal technique. Continuing the theme of wanderings, which was the basic idea of the previous album “Oikoumene”, Theodor Bastard take their listeners from hot south to the fairy northern lights. “We travel Russian north every year,” – says the band leader Fedor Svolotch. – “Now it’s time for us to turn to our culture, our country and our roots. There are our places of power, the places where stones and winds are talking to us. New album is a song of the northern harsh nature”. A peculiar combination of the archaic percussions and folk instruments was used during the recording. Playing unusual ethnic instruments is still the important part of Theodor Bastard creative process. Russian horn, traditional Mongol violin morin khuur, tibetian ritual horn dunchen, ancient Russian gusli, cajon, vargan, dulcimer (string instrument like citra) – this is just a short list of musical miracles on the album. Tens of musicians were engaged in creating of sound kaleidoscope. That was a serious and laborious work. String instruments bring deep melodism and dramatism. There are morin khuur by Yana Veva, violin by Gulya Naumova and cello by Natalia Nazarova. They harmoniously strung on ritual rhythms of drums and percussions by Kirill Serov. Choir «Lauda» adds ancient masculinity to the album sound, as well as an outstanding vocalist Alexander Platonov (Ensemble of ancient peasant music).
Magic sound of gusli by Olga Glazova, harps and cymbals by multi-instrumentalist Philip Barsky decorate some songs, and great vocals by Buryat singer Namgar give a special atmosphere of northern dawn to one of the songs on the album.

Music video for the title track from the new album Theodor Bastard «Vetvi»

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Directed by Andrew Kezzin, known for his work with many musical collectives, shot a music video for the title track from the new album Theodor Bastard «Vetvi». Few months of planning, filming and editing behind! In the video, you will find an unexpected turn of events. This video is coming soon! In the meantime, we publish for you a few photos from backstage.

Documentary film about recording a new album Theodor Bastard.

Dear friends, we present to your attention a documentary film director Anatoly Zaionchkovskii about recording a new album Theodor Bastard. In the film, you will hear fragments of new songs, you will see one of the rare interviews Yana Veva and learn a lot about ours musical instruments.

Holland, Lisse. Festival “Castlefest”

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Theodor Bastard will give three shows during the festival “Castlefest” – July 31, August 1, August 2.
http://castlefest.nl

“Benga” on the WorldMusic.net

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Dear Friends, our song Benga appeared on the WorldMusic.net. Vote for us!

THEODOR BASTARD performs the song “BUDEM JHIT’” for BalconyTV.

Video of the song Theodor Bastard BUDEM JHIT’ played in acoustic structure especially for the international BalconyTV project. Participation in record of the legendary musician-cellist Seva Gakkel known on the cooperation with such bands as “Aquarium”, “Kino”, “The Turkish tea”, etc. became the real highlight of this performance.

On the “Dobrolet” std. 2014

Work on a new album THEODOR BASTARD

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Work on a new album THEODOR BASTARD is underway! During these holidays we worked in the studio, creating new songs for the upcoming album. Recorded male chorus and some instruments: Morin Huur (Mongolian violin) and dung chen (Tibetan ritual trumpet).

(LT) Išskirtiniai interviu su legendiniais muzikantais.

Išskirtiniai interviu su legendiniais muzikantais. Nr. 17. „Theodor Bastard“ (video)

Geriausia Rusijos „tamsiosios“ muzikos grupe vadinamas kolektyvas „Theodor Bastard“, kitąmet švęsiantis 20-metį, moka nustebinti ne tik savo išskirtinį skambesį turinčia daugiabriaune muzika, pasirodymais, esteze, bet ir išskirtiniu požiūriu į muzikos žurnalistiką. Netikėtai, nusiuntus klausimus angliškai, grupė „Theodor Bastard“ atsakymus atsiuntė… lietuviškai.

We rehearse a new song together with the male chorus

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We rehearse a new song together with the male chorus. This song will be included in the upcoming album. It turns out very powerfully. We were forced to write musical notes for this arrangement. We learned all the charm of composing the old school.

Theodor Bastard on the “Balkony TV”

Balcony TV

Theodor Bastard last weekend took part in the international project BalconyTV. The band recorded one of his songs, playing on the roof of a house in the center of St. Petersburg.Staying true to its principles, the band prepared a new unusual version of an song “Budem zhit’” with some interesting musical instruments. The real highlight was the participation in the recording of the legendary musician cellist Seva Gakkel, known for his co-operation with such bands as the “Aquarium”, “Kino”, “Turkish tea” and others. Video will soon appear on the site balconytv.com.

CD Theodor Bastard “Music for the Empty Spaces”

Music for the empty space

We are pleased to bring to your attention new CD Theodor Bastard “Music for the Empty Spaces“. It includes soundtracks written for documentaries for brazilian director Gustavo Santos, film by Viktor Fokeev “Our selves’ mysteries” and for avant-garde japanese designer Yushi Kuroda‘s show. The rest of the tracks are like “unpublished soundtracks from nonexistent films”. Music goes between ethno-electronic, ambient and dub and shows the most experimental aspects of Theodor Bastard. The disc is printed in amount of 500 copies, 4-sided digipack in original slipcase. The artwork is done by french artist Natalie Nowak. Also there is a text of the story written by Fedor Svolotch specially for this release.

You can purchase CD here

Theodor Bastard – AlterNation

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Castle Party is ahead of us. Theodor Bastard is one of the bands playing during this year’s edition the festival. Here Fedor Svolotch talks about touring, playing and live concerts…

Pustota 2014 Remaster

Pustota Remaster

The rerelease of “Pustota” is a result of thorough reconstruction and restoration of the compositions the audience first heard and remembered from the original version of the album, recorded by Theodor Bastard in 2004. Today, after 10 years, it can be said that “Pustota” became a real creative experiment that broke the stereotypes created by the band’s previous works. Despite the fact that by the moment of the first release the discography of Theodor Bastard included several works, the members of the band have good grounds for calling “Pustota” their first album.

In 2004, “Pustota” was released by several labels at the same time, such as “Pandaimonium” (Germany), ”The Art Records” (Mexico) and “Muzikal Yapim” (Turkey). In Russia the album, as other works of Theodor Bastard, was released by “Fulldozer”, the label once founded by Fedor Svoloch, the band’s main ideologist.

The Chronicles of the Pustota

The Chronicles of the Pustota Dedication album emptiness and facts about it.

  • les2 The very first experimental version of the song “ Pustota“, which appeared on the disc supplement to the journal BULDOZER in 2003 year.

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  • 9298_by_yaka_mashleva remix of “ Pustota ” from British singer and musician Reese Maslen (project Neotropic, Ninja Tune ). Reese besides being recorded arrangement, sang with his voice over the voice of Yana. The remix was released on disk THEODOR BASTARD «Remixed» in 2011.

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  • theodor_bastard_2 The song “ Alteya ” is one of our favorite audience, and one of the oldest of our songs. For the first time it was captured on a live album in 2000 “ Live in Heaven ” titled “ Sample Rate” . Then the song does not have words, and it was the first vocal experience Yana. The second version of the song “Althea” can be heard on the album “ Pustota” 2004. The third version with the live album “ Sueta“, 2006, speech in Berlin. And finally, another live recording already in 2013 with the studio “ Dobrolet “. That’s so weird modified over the years, this song. Surprisingly, in contrast to many boring old things, she still loved us dearly.

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  • q2nm9pdhwvy remix of “ Sadanah ” from the Moscow project Altera Forma . Prokhorov Alexeev project leader has participated in concerts Theodor Bastard – playing the theremin. The remix was released on disc « Remixed » in 2011.

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  • And this is how the song sounded “ Selva , filled with Jan Nikitin ( Theatre Poison ) in 2008 club Caviar.

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  • 01 That sounded so original version of the song “ Selva ” published in “ Pustota” 2004. Photo also archive – this is the first photo session group.

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  • 9646_by_yaka_mashleva The three versions of the song “ Satellite “. The first came on the album “ Pustota” (2004). The second was published on the album “ Sueta” (2006). A third comparison original Chicago group PigFace associates Ministry and NIN .

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  • 3141357904_66fda09174_o The song “ Dogma ” for the album “ Pustota” sang Boris Bardash that Theodor Bastard links longtime creative friendship. Boris outstanding leader of the St. Petersburg project Ole Lukkoye – a real classic of Russian ethno-trance and psychedelia. It is thanks to the recommendations of Boris Bardash hosted the first European tour Theodor Bastard .

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  • sasha_jana_resize This is such an interesting fotogorafiya discovered in the archives of the group. This photo was taken for the magazine TimeOut , immediately after the release of the album “ Pustota“. Jana and Fedor have been named by the magazine “Musician of the Year.”

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New Merchandise

These are the new items will be on sale at all upcoming concerts. Fresh collection reissue “Pustota” (remixed and remastered + 16 pages booklet) and t-shirt design which did Kol Belov (author animated video “Pustota“).
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This is Gothic Rock: “Theodor Bastard – Oikoumene (2013)”

Original: http://www.thisisgothicrock.com/2014/02/theodor-bastard-oikoumene-2013.html

Theodor Bastard is a very talented ensemble from Russia, they define their music as a mixture of World Music, Trip Hop, and Dark Wave; and this is a pretty accurate definition. They are a very interesting entity in the underground music scene of The New Millennium. The most relevant point of reference as an influence of the Dark music in their style is Dead Can Dance: Specifically in the album “Spiritchaser”; which has such a kaleidoscopic array of tribal and ethnic sounds. They are very well established in the music scene of today; different record labels, magazines and promoters around the world have been interested in these very talented artists. They are: Fedor Svolotch (guitar, keyboard, programming), Yana Veva ( vocal, flutes), Kusas – (percussion), Monthy (keyboard), Andy Vladych(drums, percussion)

“Takaya Mijia” is the opener, and they have made a video clip which captures the exoticism and sensuality of this song. Pretty seductive song with lots of oriental influences, those Arabic and Indian sounds are together with that bewitching vocal performance, and you will be captured by this cadenced melody. “Farias” is a mixture of oriental sound, and trip hop with a dark touch. “Gerda” has dark guitar sound, mixed with tribal chords. At the end this song has lots of intensity, and has Ethereal -Wave sound. “Benga” is a really sophisticated musical construction; they have made a pretty fine World Music piece. This song will make you travel to the jungle, creating images in your mind. “Sagrabat” has a pretty unique dark ambient, created with ethnic sounds. “Oikoumene” has some kind of gloomy feeling at the beginning, and later this song evolves in a colorful display of tribal music. “Tapachula” is executed with majesty; this song has passion and is finely crafted, is some of the best World Music that you can find. “Intifada” goes from Trip Hop rhythm at the beginning, to some strong and dramatic Ethereal- Dark Wave sound, and it is another pretty relevant track. “Clean Kron” is so dark and has a very rich and hypnotic sound; is gloomy and seductive at the same time, with those sublime choruses. “Sol De Morte” is a pretty cinematic track. “Anubis” has oriental atmosphere, and Dark Wave music executed with intensity. Track after track, this album seems to be better and better. And the final track is “Benga” made by Fun-Da-Mental, with a very unique sound.

This is an awesome record if you want to expand your musical horizon; “Oikoumene” has some moments in which they have created a very personal conception of the dark music. And the musical performance and the production in this record are flawless. With this album they have created a musical experience which is charming, exotic and entrancing.

Daniel Olvera