• OSTARA - Napoleonic Blues - album trailer

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    Selected excerpts from Napoleonic Blues released 2017 by Soleilmoon Recordings

    “Napoleonic Blues” is the seventh album by Ostara, and their second release for Soleilmoon, following “Paradise Down South” (SOL 184 CD, 2013).

    Inspired by the famous picture of the defeated emperor at Fontainebleu, “Napoleonic Blues” is a reflection on the persistence of the past in the chaos of the present, history’s long shadow that refuses to dissolve. Echoing lines from Virgil on the fall of Rome, the battle hymns of the Crusades, the rebirth of the Islamic Caliphate, the siege of Gaza, the collapse of Detroit and the meditations of St John of the Cross, this is a journey through the night and fog that lingers like the smoke of an eternal flame. Eleven songs, linked by a chain of time, the ancient stalking the modern, the lamp of the golden age lit on the pyre of the darkest days.

    Richard Leviathan, formerly of Strength Through Joy, has enjoyed a long creative affiliation with Douglas Pearce of Death In June, who released Strength Through Joy’s single “Dark Rose” and two albums in the mid 1990’s. Leviathan and Pearce collaborated on Death in June’s “Kapo!” and Scorpion Wind with Boyd Rice and John Murphy in 1996. Ostara has been Leviathan’s solo project since 2002, with six previous releases that have firmly established him in the Neofolk genre. Evocative titles, intellectually stimulating poetry, strong melodies, a feel for language, smooth clear voices and a polished professional sound characterise the work of Ostara.

    The LP is a limited edition of 265 copies, pressed on ultra-heavy 200 gram black vinyl. Includes lyric sheet. The CD is presented in a sturdy wallet, and includes eight page booklet with credits and lyrics.

    Track list (LP):
    A1 Devil in Detroit
    A2 The Rift
    A3 Blood to Stone
    A4 The Caliphate
    A5 Burnt Offerings
    A6 Napoleonic Blues
    B1 Red Swan
    B2 Canaan
    B3 Pyre in the Sky
    B4 Dark Night of the Soul
    B5 Black Templar

    Track list (CD)
    1 Devil in Detroit
    2 The Rift
    3 Blood to Stone
    4 The Caliphate
    5 Burnt Offerings
    6 Napoleonic Blues
    7 Red Swan
    8 Canaan
    9 Pyre in the Sky
    10 Dark Night of the Soul
    11 Black Templar

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    • OSTARA - RED SWAN - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

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      From the album "Napoleonic Blues" released on CD / Online / Vinyl March 2017 on Soleilmoon Recordings

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    • OSTARA - Napoleonic Blues - album trailer - Duration: 8 minutes, 1 second.

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      Selected excerpts from Napoleonic Blues released 2017 by Soleilmoon Recordings

      “Napoleonic Blues” is the seventh album by Ostara, and their second release for Soleilmoon, following “Paradise Down ...
    • OSTARA - Napoleonic Blues album Vinyl / CD - short trailer - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

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      Ostara - Napoleonic Blues. Trailer for the CD release 31.1.2017 on Soleilmoon Recordings.

      Inspired by the famous picture of the defeated emperor at Fontainebleu, “Napoleonic Blues” is a reflection...
    • OSTARA - Napoleonic Blues - CD trailer (extended) - Duration: 7 minutes, 28 seconds.

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      Ostara - Napoleonic Blues. Trailer for the CD release 31.1.2017 on Soleilmoon Recordings.

      Presented in an elegant gatefold format, the package comes with lyrics book and stunning original artwork ...
    • OSTARA - Black Templar (Napoleonic Blues CD) - Duration: 2 minutes.

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      from the album released on CD Jan 2017 by Soleilmoon Recordings.

      Inspired by the famous picture of the defeated emperor at Fontainebleu, “Napoleonic Blues” is a reflection on the persistence of th...
    • OSTARA - BLOOD TO STONE - from Napoleonic Blues - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

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      Taken from the album "Napoleonic Blues" (2016), Soleilmoon Recordings
    • OSTARA - BURNT OFFERINGS - from the Napoleonic Blues album (2016) - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

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      From the album, "Napoleonic Blues" released October 2016 on Soleilmoon Recordings. Filmed in Lerwick, Shetland during the Up Helly Aa Viking Fest.
    • OSTARA - The Rift (Napoleonic Blues album) - LP / CD / online - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

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      OSTARA - NAPOLEONIC BLUES LP, CD and Online Album


      Label: SOLEILMOON

      Release date: 14/10/2016 (vinyl) 31/01/2017 (CD)


      Ostara has been Richard Leviathan's neofolk sol...
    • Ode to Everest - Duration: 55 seconds.

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      Ode to Everest aka Chomolungma aka Sagarmāthā
    • Ode to Hypatia - from the book by Richard Levy - Duration: 102 seconds.

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      Ode to Hypatia from the Book of 34 Odes by Richard Levy (aka Richard Leviathan of Ostara) published by Black Front Press.

      ***LAST remaining copies. This title is almost SOLD OUT.
      13 Euros includi...
    • Ode to Junger - from the book of 34 Odes - Duration: 110 seconds.

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      ODE TO ERNST JUENGER
      Original words and music by Richard Leviathan / Ostara.

      "Richard Levy has assembled a magnificent collection of lyrical stanzas in which he discusses the fate and fortune, t...
    • Ode to Ernst Juenger - from the book of 34 Odes - Duration: 110 seconds.

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      Original words and music by Richard Leviathan / Ostara.

      "Richard Levy has assembled a magnificent collection of lyrical stanzas in which he discusses the fate and fortune, the oeuvres and outpour...
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