release date: 25-06-2021
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Genre: Karelian Neo-Folk. A must for fans of Heilung, Garmarna and Wardruna.
Theodor Bastard are a long living Russian project, active since 1996 and known to most of our 'longer' active customers for the two albums 'Pustota' (Pandaimonium Records, 2004) and 'Oikoumene' (Danse Macabre, 2013) released in Western Europe. The multilayered and unpredictable album “Volch'ya Yagoda” 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.
TRACKS: 01 Flute Song 02 Shumi 03 Skejgored 04 Urzala 05 Les 06 Kamen, Sneg, Metal 07 Secrety 08 Requiem 09 Pozhato 10 Volchok 11 Obereg 12 Fjorn Gaden