Live version of song Unhurei

We are happy to present you a live version of our song Unhurei. This song was in the beginning of our concerts for a long time, but it was never ever released. Here is captured a very exciting moment for us – the first Theodor Bastard concert at the Sundukyan Theater in Yerevan. We fell in love with Armenia instantly and for a long time. We really hope we will return to this magical land again!

Video of our first Siberian performance

We wanted a long time to share a video of our first Siberian performance. In 2017, we flew to Abakan and took a bus from there to the village of Shushenskoye, where the World of Siberia festival was held. Theodor Bastard were announced as one of the festival headliners. Amazing reception by Siberians, drive. Despite the cold and rain, it was something great. We are glad to present you a live video of the Zima song with good sound, recorded at the World of Siberia festival.

What is the most booming instrument?

What is the most booming instrument? Sure, these are drums. And they are the hardest. Sergey Smirnov, the drummer of Theodor Bastrad, tells in the fourth part of the film about: how to play standing, what is the metronome for, how drums can control the light. And about drum controllers, instruments in the set, cymbals, about tuning used by Theodor Bastard and how to work with metronome and midi synchronization. Comment please, write what you are interested in and we will try to reveal the topics important to you in the next issues.

The second part, about our instruments

The second part, about our instruments. Now about melodic. Leader vocalist Yana tells about her flute bawu. Slava tells about cello. Fedor tells about many others. Parts about drums and percussion are coming soon. Comment please, ask about interesting for you and we will answer in the next issues.

Instruments we use in recording

You often asked what instruments we use in recording. We have prepared a movie for you in 4 parts about them and about the structure of our creative process. First part is about electronic devices we use for making music. Next parts will be about percussion, string abd wind instruments. Comment please, tell us what is interesting for you and we will try to describe it in detail in the next issues.

Theodor Bastard travelling to WAFEST near Nizhny Novgorod

Dear friends, the summer of festivals is over. Now it’s time for the autumn studio work, recording and thinking. We remember this short and cold summer with pleasure. We remember our tours, meetings, events. This is the report about Theodor Bastard travelling to WAFEST near Nizhny Novgorod (400 km from Moscow to the east)

Theodor Bastard live video with good sound recorded at the WAFest festival

This is an unusual issue of our blog: Theodor Bastard live video with good sound recorded at the WAFest festival. This is not just a video, our beloved listeners are dancing right on the stage there. Funny chaos and psychedelic. It’s a pleasure to see how you move, dear audience. The festival review itself will be released next week. So far, enjoy Takaya Mija song played on the stage right on the water where hundreds of people dance side by side with us.

Travel film about our tour to Tyumen to Heaven and Earth festival

Dear friends, we take part in the festivals every summer. But we managed to record our travelling for the first time. For sure you are interested in what happens during the band’s tour? You can see the gig by the musician’s eye including from the stage. Unvarnished from the plane to the concert. Travel film about our tour to Tyumen to Heaven and Earth festival. Please tell us in comments what you want to see in the upcoming issues of our video diary.

Testing the new Neumann 105 BK concert microphone for Yana

Fedor and Yana testing the new Neumann 105 BK concert microphone for Yana and compare it with their old Shure beta 87. This video will be interesting to musicians and those who are engaged in vocals. And also to those who are interested to see what Theodor Bastard is doing outside the city in the summer. We will try to make such reviews about various equipment regularly.

We have created a new channel on Youtube

We have created a new channel on Youtube. We will do video blogging, live translations and many other interesting news from Theodor Bastard band life. Subscribe! youtube.com/channel/UCDZ6HoiIiBV8mtfUxqPfA5A In this video we tell you how Theodor Bastard create and record a song for the upcoming album. This is our first experience in video blogging. We will tell you about instruments and technologies used by Theodor Bastard in the studio and at rehearsal. See you soon!