The bygone pagan feast of Ostara is the nowadays christianised feast of Easter, which kept its reference to the goddess Eostre (dawn and Spring divinity), especially in the northern countries (Easter in English, Oster in german).
And this is the name Richard Leviathan and Thimothy Jenn
(ex-Strength Through Joy) choose for their new project. "Operation Valkrie"
is a one-track single, also appearing in their full-length album "Secret
Homeland" which will be released on the 23rd of February. A
beautiful neo-folk song looking towards Europe's grandeur. It starts with
a furious sampled speech "You miserable, uneducated half-men. You're not
at all what we fought for..." followed by german lyrics, contrasting with
the acoustic guitar and evaporated keyboards. This work celebrates death
and rebirth, blood and struggles, tragedy and strength of Europe's roots
as well as its undoubted beauty. It might remind you of "The Force of Truth
and Lies". Anyone who appreciated STJ should enjoy Ostara's innovative
sounds rousing our Occidental soul. Highly recommended.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://sites.netscape.net/osterraed/ostara
Available via World Serpent Distribution.