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   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Pedro Lenz. Kiper – tse ya. (I Am the Keeper)


A warm, concise, and pensive story of fidelity and betrayal, aspiration and misunderstanding. The complex and contradictory characters, drawn with a few comprehensive strokes, develop in the first place in the lofty dialogs..
Domestic price: 119.03UAH, International price: $10.92USD
   MP3-CD » Variety Art    

Hurt "Expres". Ukrajinski zastolni 1-6. (mp3). /digi-pack/. (Ukrainian Feast)


Starting from the first album "Express" has chosen certain direction of development. The group attached its attention to Ukrainian drinking songs. Actually, it seems to be a rather conventional category, but there are also its smash hits, preferences and priorities.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Miljenko Jergovic. Batko. (The Father)


Jergovic speaks about himself, his family, his country, which no longer exists, and the long journey from offense to forgiveness. A stunningly sincere, wise book.
Domestic price: 144.75UAH, International price: $13.28USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Aharon Appelfeld. Kateryna.


This is a kind of an attempt to look at the Jewish people from aside. After the Catastrophe, Kateryna considers it her duty to recall and restore at least part of the world that irretrievably disappeared along with deaths of millions of innocent people. This is a story about human intimacy and mutual understanding, despite any bias or stereotypes.
Domestic price: 119.03UAH, International price: $10.92USD
   NOT discs » Vinyl    

Jazz.UA. Vol.1. Collection of Ukrainian Jazz. /vinyl LP/.


Czech pressing; a vinyl record with which a young independent YBK label starts a collection of Ukrainian jazz music released on vinyl.
Domestic price: 700.65UAH, International price: $64.28USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Petra Morsbach. I raptom vzhe vechir. (And Suddenly It's Evening)


..an exciting, witty, terrible, incredible story. A paramount example of the great literature about "a little individual", where, probably for the first time, a Ukrainian voice – expressive and tragic – can be heard against the backdrop of the colorful imperial polyphony.
Domestic price: 166.55UAH, International price: $15.28USD
   Zabava    

Natalya Falion, Lisapetny battalion. The Best.


This disc is filled in to the brim: almost 80 minutes. It would seem that one can hardly expect jokes when the life around is so serious. But Natalya Falion and Lisapetny Batalion feel very comfortable on the large scene. The mock project has proved to be enduring..
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Culture    

Oleksandr Boychenko. Krajina za Zbruchem. (The Country behind Zbruch)


"The only greater happiness than writing is the happiness of not writing. To read, watch, listen – and to not be obliged to express one's invaluable thoughts on every occasion, not to miss a single great opportunity to remain silent." Olexander Boychenko
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   Modern Pop » Dance Pop    

Ivan Navi. Taki molodi. /digi-pack/. (So Young)


A few months ago, when Ivan Navi's videos first started going viral on the net, it became clear that it was a rather ambitious and quality project. Now, after release of the album, one could say that Ivan Navi is not deprived of that vitamin of joy that is often lacking in the Ukrainian pop scene..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Dmitrij Kapitelman. Miy nezrymy batko. (My Invisible Father)


What shall you do if you are a Russian-speaking Ukrainian of Jewish origins living in Germany? If you are friends with Arabs and encounter neo-Nazis, while your father is still nostalgic about the Soviet Union – what is a way out?..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   Video » Music Video    

Telnyuk Sisters, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Nash Shevchenko. /DVD/. (Our Shevchenko)


The concert film "Our Shevchenko" is not a kind of a formal tribute. It looks like the thunderous silence of an inner challenge in the search for truth. The severe, exacting truth, often inconvenient, incompatible with the comfortable habit of ignoring what destroys the calm, makes one realize one's own limits – and, perhaps, go beyond them.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Dimitre Dinev. Yanholski holosy. (Angelic Voices)


It is unlikely that there is another author who would with such witty sarcasm and fervent irony square accounts with his own and our not that much bypast past. The novel will also promote better understanding and awareness of the Ukrainian – above all communist and postcommunist – past..
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: History    

Candice Millard. Heroy imperii. (Hero of the Empire)


Where do individuals come from, who at a difficult moment are able to unite an entire nation? What determines the heroes' fates – their personal choice or life circumstances? Winston Churchill, at age 24, was confident that he would reach absolute peaks in politics. However, it took him 40 years to make his path to the highest political office..
Domestic price: 221.05UAH, International price: $20.28USD
   Rock & Alternative » Folk Rock    

Zwyntar. Mertvi holosy. /digi-pack/. (Dead Voices)


In the Ukrainian music, a lot of every kind of stuff is happening – so much so that there is even space for dark country. It thrills – when out of familiar ingredients someone manages to create something interesting, ambiguous, maybe a bit odd.. Actually, in the case of Zwyntar, that is exactly so – weird, vivid, with a generous pinch of black humor..
Domestic price: 188.35UAH, International price: $17.28USD
   NOT discs » Books: (self)Education    

Erich Fromm. Vtecha vid svobody. (Escape from Freedom)


Sigmund Freud said: "Most people do not really want freedom, because it implies responsibility, and responsibility scares people". Erich Fromm reveals to the reader the very essence of freedom, what it is for the modern personality..
Domestic price: 133.85UAH, International price: $12.28USD
   Jazz & almost » Ethno-Jazz & Folk    

Volodymyr Solyanyk, Mykola Oorzhak, Serhiy Khmelyov. Tanets i zvuk orla. /digi-pack/. (The Dance and Sounds of an Eagle)


..the album is not free improvisation for keyboards, but – a space of co-creation in the ethno-jazz spirit. Space so deep, versatile – there is enough magic of rhythms, and magic of silence, not to mention the fact that Oorzhak's throat singing  inevitably adds very characteristic colors.
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD
   Church » To Easter    

Choir "Eteria". Yerusalymska utrenya. The Ukrainian Tradition of Church Singing. Vol.4. /digi-pack/. (Jerusalem Matins)


Jerusalem Matins is a unique liturgical service that the Byzantine Rite Churches celebrate on the evening of Good Friday or on Holy Saturday morning. According to its structure and content, Matins is a prayer vigil..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Culture    

Vira Aheyeva. Vizerunok n kameni. Mykola Bazhan: a biography of the (non)Soviet poet. (A Pattern on Stone)


This book is about one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Son of Petlyura's officer, Mykola Bazhan became deputy chairman of the Ukrainian soviet government. Tormented with treachery and loss, he tries to redeem them with his Kulturtraeger labor, tireless and productive silent rebellion, being sure that under no circumstances can the word be silent.
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD
   Classical » Piano    

Valentyn Sylvestrov. New bagatelles. Performed by author. (3CD). /digi-pack/.


Valentyn Sylvestrov: "...I would even go as far as to call them "symphonies for piano", in the most direct sense of the word "symphony" – consonance. These works are a "symphony of moments" and a "melodies of silence", made up of not only sounds, but also pauses, which are music as well. Perhaps in these works one of the function of music shall manifest itself – to be a consolation..."
Domestic price: 304.33UAH, International price: $27.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Askold Melnyczuk. Posol mertvykh. (Ambassador of the Dead)


Askold Melnyczuk wrote the family saga as a novel about the Ukrainian soul of an emigrant, torn between the worlds, traumatized with past crimes, fleeing, and loss of identity. But at the same time, this novel is also about that even broken branches have a chance to sprout, to become a new tree.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD
   Rock & Alternative » Lyrical Underground    

KRUT. Live Concert With Chamber Orchestra. /digi-pack/.


..competent engagement of an orchestra virtually automatically adds volume – but there are nuances. In this case, this is author material, an indie project constructed around the bandura (and the ambition is to make the bandura sound modern, not emasculated) – moreover, from the very beginning KRUT has been tending towards crossovers in his style solutions..
Domestic price: 238.93UAH, International price: $21.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Terry Pratchett. Zhnets. (Reaper Man)


..the Soul Reaper was dismissed... Death is discouraged, because now he himself has become mortal and has received Time of his own. So he goes out to the world of the living to spend it. Meanwhile, everywhere on the Disc everything is going topsy turvey – the dead come back to life, the living do not die, and this energy of life is spilling over wherever it can..
Domestic price: 173.53UAH, International price: $15.92USD
   NOT discs » Books: Belles-lettres    

Andriy Kokotyukha. Chervony. Bez liniji frontu. (No Front Line)


Danylo Chervony survived the impossible conditions of the permafrost of Vorkuta. To understand how he succeeded, we have to go ten years back and see Chervony as a young college student who is just starting his fight for freedom. His path is seen and judged in different ways by a friend of his youth, a rebel, a daughter of an "enemy of the people", and a Soviet subverter.
Domestic price: 144.75UAH, International price: $13.28USD
   NOT discs » Books: (self)Education    

Jiddu Krishnamurti. Svoboda vid znanoho. (Freedom from the Known)


This classical work is a brief summary of Krishnamurti's key thoughts about the problems that we face when we try to comprehend our lives. He prompts us to forget everything we know about such things as love, violence, beauty, and death..
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD