We have finished the new live video ‘Kolodec’ (‘Water well’). It was taken in the misty Ladoga’s skerries this autumn. Some our instruments you can hear for the first time. For example, an indian shruti box and a bowed dulcimer. The lyrics is an ancient Slavic health spell. We will play this song in the coming concerts of our autumn tour. People of 16 cities can visit the world of myths and dreams with us. The whole tour timeline you can see on Youtube, below the video, and some events here:
We have great news for you! On September 29 the early experimental Theodor Bastard’s album BossaNova_Trip will be re-released on CD.
This electronic album with no vocal was recorded by Fedor Svoloch in 2002, some years before the main members joined the band.
The track “PU’s_Tota” was born exactly within this album. It was the initial electronic version, two years later it was heavily modified and became the first main hit of the band.
The bonus track is that vocal version of “PU’s_Tota”, where that very well-known melody and text were first performed by Yana Veva.
This is a limited edition of 300 copies in digisleeve with two cards.
More info: http://www.fulldozer.ru/theodor-bastard-bossanova-trip
You can pre-order the album now: http://www.fulldozer.ru/theodor-bastard
“The music of the Early Middle ages — this is where modern music originates from, after all, and especially the period of Northern early medieval music that we know so little about. Take any folk music — it’s like a breath of antiquity that has reached us, contemporary people. You simply can’t not get inspired by this, it’s like archeology or paleontology. Full of mysteries and never ending sources of inspiration! For instance, take various folk music harmonies, instruments with various sound and tunings.
In this day and age, everything is standardized and factory made — all those same model plastic instruments that people use in a modern music band — it hasn’t always been like this. Medieval world is a cluster of various ideas and musical concepts starting from instrument set and ending with harmony and melody ideas. It was a period of wonder, and the music itself had a different meaning.” — Theodor Bastard
Premiere of the new song! The song ‘Millstones of Fate’ was recorded specially for the trailer of Life is Feudal: MMO.
This is not last our game project – 22 tracks for another video game will be released this year!
And we think: when we will be invited to the film industry?
It’s happened! Yesterday our long-awaited soundtrack album Utopia was released! It was recorded for the game Pathologic 2 – a dark adventure in the bizarre world somewhere in a parallel Universe.
The album now is available worldwide: iTunes Google Play Amazon
And very soon you will have a unique chance to hear these songs in our live concerts in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Also we will present a new single – the song from our next album.
Yesterday in the Central House of Artists, Moscow, Theodor Bastard have won the first and the only professional award in Russia in the ethnic music – Russian World Music Awards.
The Russian World Music Awards is the first professional award in Russia in the ethnic music. The mission of the award is the development of world and ethnic music in Russia, as well as its representation abroad.
Today Theodor Bastard have won the main independent Russian music award “Golden Gargoyle” for “Best world music band”.
Thanks a lot, dear friends, for your love and support. Thanks a lot our musicians and comrades-in-arms for always been with us. Thanks a lot 16 Tons Club for believing in us in the beginning of our career. See you on December at our holiday concerts!
This music video “Alteya” from our chamber concert at Central House of Artists with Prohor Alekseev (Theremin).
This song is named in honour of Althaea – a heroine of ancient Greek mythology. She had been mentioned by Ovid, Hesiod, Homer, Aeschylus.
The theremin (also known as the termenvox) is an amazing instrument named after the name of its inventor, Leon Theremin, who invented it in 1920 in Petrograd. In order to play theremin, a musician must have perfect pitch, absolute pitch recognition, because theremin is controlled without physical contact by the performer.
Today the famous game development studio Ice-Pick Lodge have published the very interesting article about the collaboration between Ice-Pick Lodge and Theodor Bastard. Soon we will see the game Pathologic 2 by Ice-Pick Lodge. Theodor Bastard have created 12 songs for this game!
Pathologic 2 is a dark and dreamlike story in which three very different doctors try to defeat an unvanquishable plague in the unusual steppe town that’s being crippled by this unfathomable disease.
Yana and Fedor worked with pleasure and with particular attention to the details on how this unique game should sound in its new guise.
Below you can see the game trailer with the new song “Darkness” written exclusively for this game. The track uses the famous phrase “Hello darkness, my old friend” from the song by Simon & Garfunkel originally written in 1964.