Theodor Bastard

RUSSIA / WORLD MUSIC


Theodor Bastard are one of the pioneers of world and neofolk music coming out of Russia. They also ncorporate elements of dark wave, trip hop and ambient into their music. The themes of band's songs are very far from everyday problems and are based on mythology and fantasy. The hallmark of the band is a female vocal by Yana Veva - the lead vocalist and author of many songs. She often sings in idiosyncratic language invented by her and in rare languages ranging from African and Asian to Native American and many more. Theodor Bastard albums were released in 5 countries: Russia, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, and Argentina.

Theodor Bastard's musicians use classical as well as electronic and ethnic instruments. They have collaborated with many famous artists and performed at famous festivals in Europe: Fusion Festival, Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Dark Bombastic Evening, Castle Party, Castlefest, Mėnuo Juodaragis and others.

 

 

 

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