My first introduction to
music was their ‘performance’ on the Castlefest home edition. It was a professional half-hour video the band recorded in the Belarussian woods and a video that made a huge impact on me. But not only on me. The Livestream exploded with positive responses with two general themes in them: ‘Who are those guys?‘ and: ‘They Are great!‘ People who saw them play on Middeleeuws Winschoten and several German festivals confirmed what we were all saying in the stream. ‘These guys are special.‘ So I decided right there and then I just HAD to introduce Irdorath’s music through a review.
During my research, I discovered that Irdorath is more than just a band. For them, it’s a way of living. They truly put their heart and soul in this project. Moving to an abandoned sanatorium in Kyiv to build a performance stage there, Marrying on stage, or more recently going on the streets to play for a better life for themselves and their fellow countrymen are just a few of the things I discovered researching the story behind the three albums We are going to introduce to you in this review marathon, Ad Astra (2012), Dreamcatcher (2015) and Wild (2017)
Before I post the link to the reviews I want to share one video. It is the making of video of Serca Raskolata, a new song Irdorath released in January. This video says so much about Irdorath, about who they are. Musicians; with a healthy interest in spiritual things and in history; with a good pinch of fantasy and theater in their performance; slightly mad with a lot of balls. That’s Irdorath! And I happily admit I fell in love with them, with their music and with them as people. I sincerely hope you will fall in love with them too.
The link to the reviews you find here.