Karelian Neofolk outfit THEODOR BASTARD will be reissuing their 2015 masterpiece ‘Vetvi’ via Season of Mist on January 21, 2022 in various formats!
THEODOR BASTARD comment on the re-issue: “The ‘Vetvi’ album is a landmark for our group. It reflects our turn to the North to our native traditions, to our native lands. We drew attention to the still living culture of our northern region – first of all Karelia, a unique region in the North of Russia. And it was from this album we started our conversation with Season of Mist. We are very pleased that the label noticed this album and were able to appreciate it. And now ‘Vetvi will’ be available to an international audience. We really hope that our listeners will enjoy the sound of this album, as well as they will be able to enjoy the unique sound of double vinyl.“
Earlier this year, THEODOR BASTARD were selected as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2021 (Session I) for the song “Volchuk,” which is taken from ‘Volch‘ya Yagoda,’ which was originally released in 2019 and is currently being reissued by Season of Mist.
Moreover, THEODOR BASTARD recently released a breathtaking acoustic performance for the song “Budem Zhit,” in which Yana Veva and Ekaterina Dolmatova sing along with the the accompaniment of the gusli. The video can be seen at THIS LOCATION.
Pre-orders for the ‘Vetvi’ reissues are now available HERE!
1. Umbraya Erze (5:28)
2. Vetvi (English version) (4:06)
3. Salameika (4:32)
4. Kukushka (5:25)
5. Aion (6:22)
6. Niti (4:09)
7. Veter (feat. Namgar) (5:08)
8. Yaard (5:30)
9. Beliy Gorod (5:15)
10. Kolodec (3:26)
11. Vetvi (4:06)
Original release date April 29, 2015
All songs written by Yana Veva and Fedor Svolotch
Arranged by Fedor Svolotch and Yana Veva
Producer: Fedor Svolotch
Genre: Karelian Neo-Folk
Current line Up:
Fedor Svolotch – dulcimer, samplers, vocal
Yana Veva – vocal, bawu, ocarina
Kusas – percussions, winds
Alexey Kalinovskiy – keyboards
Sergey Smirnov – drums
Ekaterina Dolmatova – back vocal
Slava Salikov – cello, morin khuur