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ANS, APHEX TWIN, AVANTO FESTIVAL, BAD SECTOR, JOHN CAGE, CORNELIUS, DAT POLITICS, DE FABRIEK, DEADUSHKI, EU, FAUST, FENNESZ, FIZZARUM, LAURENT GARNIER, MATHIAS GMACHL, GRAND VINIOLLES, RICHIE HAWTIN, HECKER, RYOJI IKEDA, INQUISITORUM, ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, CEVIN KEY, KK NULL, KLUTCH, LES JOYAUX DE LA PRINCESSE, DAVID LYNCH, MATMOS, MEGO, MERZBOW, MESSER FUR FRAU MULLER, MILLE PLATEAUX, MINIMAL TECHNO, MOON FAR AWAY, MOUSE ON MARS, EUGENIY MURZIN, N&B RESEARCH DIGEST, NINE INCH NAILS, OLE LUKKOYE, OVAL, PAN SONIC, ARVO PART, PLASTIKMAN, PORTISHEAD, RADIAN, STEVE REICH, TERRY RILEY, NICOLAS ROEG, SCANNER, ALFRED SCHNITTKE, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, SONIG, SPECIES OF FISHES, SPIES BOYS, KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, LEV TERMEN, TEST DEPT, THEATRE OF POISON, THEREMIN, THRILL JOCKEY, TOO PURE, TOUCH
THEODOR BASTARD - BOSSANOVA_TRIP
"BossaNova_Trip" is the highlight of the early experimental period of Theodor Bastard. A non-vocal electronic album recorded by Fedor Svolotch (Alexander Starostin) in 2002 several years before the formation of the band’s key line-up. 14 original utterly minimalistic tracks of the album were on the cutting edge of the avant-garde trends of that time and are worth comparing to the best glitch releases of such labels as Mego, Raster-Noton and Sonig. Aimed at the most sophisticated music lovers, "BossaNova_Trip" has completely fulfilled the ambitions of Fedor Svolotch as a skillful master of sound design and had a strong influence on the unique sound of the later well-known albums of Theodor Bastard. It was on this recording that the track "PU's_Tota" originated in its initial electronic proto-version which, in highly modified form, became the band's first major hit two years later. This reissue features a bonus track - the vocal version of "PU's_Tota", originally released on the compilation that came along with the BulDozer#2 magazine. The melody and the lyrics sung by Yana Veva, which are now so familiar to the fans of Theodor Bastard, appeared in this version for the first time. CD in digisleeve with two cards. Limited edition of 300 copies. Catalog number: FDCD41 / ZHBD-17. Release date: 29.09.2018.
PORCH NAP - ANTIDOT (SELECTED WORKS 2007-2017)
During the last ten years this moderately active figure of the St. Petersburg underground has been engaged in acoustic research, almost invisible for most people but passionate in its cosmologic nature. The result of these experiments turned into a fusion of seemingly incompatible genres of modern music – techno and improvised noise. However in the interpretation of Porch Nap this paradoxical combination sounds quite natural. The album features selected tracks of Porch Nap dated 2007-2017, most of which were reworked in recent years. For five compositions additional parts were recorded by honored figures of the Russian experimental scene: Fedor Svolotch, Alexei Borisov, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Brompton's Cocktail, as well as by the famous American noise musician Phillip Klingler aka PBK. And the final track "Intelligent Noise Monday" was remixed live by Alexander Zaitsev, known as a member of the band EU. The edition is released in 2 versions: Regular edition includes: CD in digisleeve with two cards. Limited to 175 copies. Special edition includes: CD in digisleeve with two cards, bonus mini-CD-R in cardboard sleeve with an alternative version of the title track Porch Nap feat Fedor Svolotch "Antidot" and two additional compositions, Porch Nap "Ordo Ordinans" audio-tape (reissue of the 2001 album), all packed in white rag bag with silk-screen printing. Limited to 35 copies.
THEODOR BASTARD - UTOPIA
Theo Records presents the long-awaited soundtrack for the game Pathologic 2. Actually it is a full special album that reminds the early works of Theodor Bastard band. It is dedicated to the mystery of the childhood, to the childhood as the temple of forever young soul. The spirit of the album is very close to the atmosphere of the game - a dark adventure in the bizarre world somewhere in a parallel Universe. Both the music and the game tell about the other, not material side of the existence. All songs written by Fedor Svolotch (Alexander Starostin) and Yana Veva. Fedor Svolotch: keyboards, horns, frame drum, electronic beats, mouth harp, bells. Yana Veva: vocal, bells, keyboards, morin khuur, flute. Ilia Kartashov: cellos. Georg Trosov: accordion. Kusas: dungchen, santur. All tracks recorded at Theo Studio, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. All drums recorded at Dobrolet Studio, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Mixed by Fedor Svolotch at Theo Studio. Mastered by Fedor Svolotch. Producer: Fedor Svolotch. Paintings: Meethos. Booklet artwork: Meethos. Collector's edition: 4-panel digipak, deluxe slipcase, 8-page booklet. Limited edition of 500 copies. Catalog number: THEO 006. Release date: 16.12.2017.
SELVA BY THEODOR BASTARD NOW UNDER FREE LICENSE
New version of the famous animated video 'Selva' by Theodor Bastard was released on February 8, 2017. First release of 'Selva' was published in 2008. This music video is based on ancient Slavic pagan mythology and tells about supernatural beings who are dwelling in bathhouses and have abilities to replace someone's child in the womb by their own child. The song 'Selva' as well as many other Theodor Bastard's song is sung in private language invented and spoken only by one person - Yana Veva, the singer and songwriter of the band. This new release of 'Selva' has three advantages. Firstly, it's a high definition video 1080p. Old version had only 480p resolution. Secondly, it has high frame rate of 50 fps instead of regular 25. HFR increases the presence effect. And thirdly, this music video is published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This allows to copy and redistribute it in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon it, for any purpose, even commercially. Doing that is easy for Theodor Bastard because they are not bound by any contract with commercial record labels or with producers.
VINYL VERSION OF THEODOR BASTARD'S ALBUM VETVI
Fulldozer Records proudly present the vinyl version of the last album by Theodor Bastard, one of the most mysterious and mythical bands from Russia. The album name is a Latin transliteration of the Russian word for branches bearing in mind the branches of the World tree which supports the heavens, connecting the heavens, the terrestrial world, and the underworld. It's music combines elements of world music, neofolk, dark wave and trip hop. The hallmark of the album is female vocal by lead singer Yana Veva, her unique voice filled by glory and in the same time by meditative serenity and mild warmth. The musicians use classic instruments as well as electronic instruments and numerous ethnic instruments. 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. The work on this album took three years with plenty of musicians taking part in it. 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.