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THEODOR BASTARD - VOLCH'YA YAGODA
The long-awaited new Theodor Bastard album Volch'ya Yagoda is a major work the band has been working on for the past five years. The multilayered and unpredictable album inherits the band's recognizable multigenre approach where psychedelic trip hop combines with cinematic instrumentals and archaic world music meets modern technological electronics. Theodor Bastard combine Russian texts with glossolalia and shamanic spells as easily as they change instruments on stage. From album to album Theodor Bastard carefully and masterly combine many different exotic and traditional instruments. Volch'ya Yagoda is no exception. The special northern atmosphere of the album is created with Nordic nyckelharpa and jouhikko, primeval flutes created from tree roots and shamanic percussion. And as always, the leading role in the album belongs to the voice of Yana Veva, exciting and bewitching by its deepness. Volch'ya Yagoda takes the listener to the cold and twilight realms of marshy swamps of taiga and mossy tundra, to unexplored places where the earthly plane and the spiritual world are separated only by a very thin ghostly veil. For over twenty years Theodor Bastard have been known for their amazingly serious attitude to the world beyond that very frontier.
THEODOR BASTARD - LIVE IN DOBROLET
The live album "Live In Dobrolet", originally released in 2016 as a bonus CD coming with the special and deluxe vinyl editions of the album "Vetvi", is finally released as a separate edition, following many requests of Theodor Bastard fans. Recorded live at Dobrolet Studio in St. Petersburg in March 2013, "Live In Dobrolet" still remains one of the most significant band's live albums. In addition to the main members of Theodor Bastard - Yana Veva, Fedor Svolotch, Kusas and Andy Vladych - some guest artists took part in the recording: Alia Sagitova (keyboards), Vasil Davletshin (bass), Philipp Barskiy (harp), Vladimir Belov (cello) and Dmitriy Kabanov (theremin). Along with the Theodor Bastard's own compositions the album features a song with the lyrics by Boris Bardash and two cover versions very peculiarly reworked by the band. All tracks are mixed and mastered by Andrei Alyakrinskiy at Dobrolet Studio, recording engineer - Alexander Dokshin. The album is released in limited edition of 140 copies in a 4-panel digipak with ultra-minimalist design. Label: Fulldozer Records. Catalog number: FDCD37. Release date: 01.03.2019.
THEODOR BASTARD - BELOE: HUNTING FOR FIERCE BEASTS (10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
"Beloe: Hunting For Fierce Beasts (10th Anniversary Edition)" is the edited and re-mixed version of the significant album for Theodor Bastard. This version with new improved sound is dedicated to 10 year anniversary of the original album. Originally released on October 27, 2008, the album "Beloe" was accepted by critics as one of the first and important works in Russian ethno-electronics, clearly addressing to Russian folklore and at the same time sounding modern and topical. Written completely in Russian, full of Russian folk motives, this album had become a turning point in Theodor Bastard's evolution. The new edition of "Beloe" contains the best versions of songs from the both original releases of the album (Russian and Argentinian), selected by the musicians. Some compositions are published in Russia for the first time. The conceptual design of the release was done by Fedor Svolotch based on his own paintings. The exibition of Fedor's paintings dedicated to the release of this album will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg galleries within the upcoming band's tour. Like in the first edition, the new version of the album "Beloe" has a unique design - a digipak with a big 20-page booklet is placed in a slipcase made of high-quality cardboard with a cross-like hole.
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.