We are happy to present you a new track Fjorn Gaden

Dear friends, we are happy to present you a new track that will be included in our future album! The base of this song was originally written by Yana alone for one of the soundtracks for computer games that we write as composers. But when Fedor heard this, he immediately said to Yana: ‘We won’t give it to anyone, this song is created for the album!’ Then, when he added the drums, everything has become just fine.

Lyrics for Fjorn Gaden is based on the Younger Edda by the medieval Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson. The Younger Edda consists of seven manuscripts, dating from 1300 to 1600. Our song is not a meaningful Old Norse text, but rather, some selected quotes. We just really like the sound of some words and some images. We did not have the goal to achieve some authenticity, so could you not look for it there. We are a quite modern band and we do not do reconstruction at all.

For Fjorn Gaden, we managed to gather an amazing cast. For example, Alexander Platonov, who has one of the lowest bass voice in St. Petersburg. In the past he shone on opera and theater stages, but now he has gone into Russian folklore. Such an amazing metamorphosis! In addition to the voice of Yana, the song also contains the vocals of Ekaterina Dolmatova, our regular back-vocalist and part-time vocalist of other Petersburg folk groups. On the track, you can hear the very interesting instruments made by our friend, a wonderful master Ilya Dobrokhotov, who played them. He played the nyckelharpa. This is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. Sometimes nyckelharpa is called the ‘Swedish keyboard violin’. Ilya also played the jouhikko there. This is a Finnish and Karelian traditional instrument also simply called ‘bowed kantele’. This gave the song a special northern flavor.

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dulcimer, nyckelharpa, jouhikko

T H E O D O R B A S T A R D «FJORN GADEN»:
Yana Veva – vocals, flute, keyboards, penny whistles
Fedor Svolotch – dulcimer, percussion, vocals, sound
Ilia Dobrokhotov – nyckelharpa, jouhikko
Ekaterina Dolmatova, Alexander Platonov – vocals
Vyacheslav Salikov – cello
All drums recorded at «Dobrolet studio», Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Soundengineer: Alexander Dokshin
Choir recorded at «Dobrolet studio», Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Soundengineer: Alexander Dokshin
Jouhikko and Nyckelharpa recorded at «Theo Records», Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Soundengineer: Fedor Svolotch
Mixed by Andrei Aliakrinskiy at «Dobrolet studio»

Mastered by Boris Istomin
Producer: Fedor Svolotch (Alexander Starostin)
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheodorBastard/
vk: https://vk.com/theodor_bastard
bandcamp: https://theodorbastard.bandcamp.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/ru/artist/theodor-bastard/id..
Mail to: theodorbastard@gmail.com

Booking (Ru, Europe): theodorbastardgroup@gmail.com
© & ℗ Theodor Bastard

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