Monday, 27 September 2010

Here in Black Jena

Nonpop's interview with Solblot made Lord Bassington-Bassington nostalgic for the sounds of Forseti. Possibly the most artistically interesting neofolk band Germany has ever produced, Forseti's career was cut short when their front man Andreas Ritter suffered a stroke in 2005.

This video mixes their music (with Douglas P. as guest vocalist) with images from Andrei Tarkovsky's film Andrey Rublev. The results are mesmerising. His Lordship also recommends this interview with Herr Ritter.

Lord Bassington-Bassington would also like to remind neofolk lovers that a benefit CD has been released to help Herr Ritter deal with the aftereffects of his stroke. It comes highly recommended. While Lord Bassington-Bassington normally has few reservations about file sharing, and normally doesn't believe in any form of afterlife, he hopes there is a special Hell for people who pirate this album.


  1. This video feats very well with the music. Moreover Andrei Rublev is a great movie.

  2. I must confess I haven't seen Andrei Rublev, but it's definitely on my list of to-see movies. Tarkovsky is surely the perfect director to deal with Biblical themes.