In order to get a better understanding of RATB’s background, I started reading interviews featuring Robin (lead vocalist and frontman) and other band members. In short, I found out that:
- Arhanghel’sk is an album about leaving home and about the start of a war;
- Robin is inspired and fascinated by reservoirs and dams because of a lake/reservoir close to his hometown;
- Their songs and a previous video are partly inspired by the hills and woods in Harghita county, Romania;
- Their biggest lyrical inspiration is symbolistic Romanian interwar poet George Bacovia.
I will base further research for my video on these findings.
- Interview featuring Robin in Sunete magazine, May 2015 issue (pp. 22-31);
- Interview featuring Robin and guitarist Florentin.