Darkness over Eden; an Interview with Richard Leviathan of Ostara

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.:.DARKNESS OVER EDEN.:.

An Interview with Richard Leviathan of Ostara

by Conor Wrigley

Introduction by Sage

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Founded in the spring of 1999, Ostara has long been a favorite among fans of the neofolk genre despite a unique style that often has the project coined as a politically conscious dark pop effort as much as one whose roots are firmly planted within post-industrial music.  Originally birthed as a duo along with fellow Strength through Joy member Timothy Jenn, Ostara would eventually go through several line-up evolutions, finally coming to rest in its present form as the sole artistic vessel of Richard Leviathan.  After finding a seemingly stable home through the German Trisol imprint with their previous two releases, Immaculate Destruction and The Only Solace, Ostara split off, eventually partnering with long-time Death in June, Legendary Pink Dots, and Muslimgauze collaborator Soleilmoon Recordings after five years of silence.  Conor…

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