The Music of Richard Leviathan
Formerly Strength Through Joy, Death in June collaborators
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."
"This is a polished standout album, a testament that the neofolk genre is still capable of seminal work." - Heathen Harvest, USA
"...a strong, well-produced album, which from my point of view is one of their best." - NonPop, Germany
"It's an uplifting and spirited recording fusing acoustic folk with a pop sheen that shines throughout Napoleonic Blues." - Compulsion, UK
"This album has an important collection of really catchy choruses...The result is stunning." - Mentenebre, Spain