Theodor Bastard have finished the whole soundtrack for the game Life is Feudal: MMO

“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

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Full concert at Central House of Artists 2015

Finally, we have heroically finished the edition of our chamber concert at Central House of Artists, 2015. We published some fragments from it earlier.

Sometimes we felt we will never complete it. Twelve cameras, forty audio tracks, terabytes of data!

This is the first Theodor Bastard’s concert completely taken with multi-camera setup and recorded in multitrack, then mixed in the studio.

It was a unique experience when our fans who didn’t know each other before it, were working together as camera operators. And it was the great experience for Fedor (band’s guitarist) in audio mixing.

We are happy. Many thanks to everyone who worked with us!

Theodor Bastard at Castlefest 2015

Castlefest has published this live video of our performance at Castlefest 2015. We are proud to play at Castlefest – the most close festival to our heart. It was incredible.

Theodor Bastard – @ Castlefest 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: Relive the magic of Theodor Bastard at Castlefest 2015 and let yourself be carried away to Eastern musical worlds and folk tales from the Balkan.

Опубликовано Castlefest Четверг, 14 июня 2018 г.

Our long-awaited soundtrack album Utopia was released!

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:
Google Play
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.

Theodor Bastard have won Russian World Music Awards

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.

Award “Golden Gargoyle” for “Best world music band”

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

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.

Collaboration with Ice-Pick Lodge

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.

Read the whole article

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.

Media of the day on Wikimedia Commons

Good news: Our music video ‘Selva’ has been selected today as the ‘Media of the day’ on Wikimedia Commons. You can read about this on the main page of this international project. This page is available in 121 languages!

Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files. It is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia Commons is the largest repository of free cultural work in the world. Now it is a collection of 37,043,073 freely usable media files.

Selva on Wikimedia Commons

New release of music video Selva

Dear friends! This is the new release of official Theodor Bastard music video Selva. Selva was born in 2008 and was published in only DVD quality. Now you can see it in HD 1080p. Secondly, we present this new release of Selva in 50 fps. And thirdly, we publish this video under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. You may copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, Creative Commons build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world powered by collaboration and gratitude.