reviews



Mandry. Mandry u Krajini Mriy. (live). /digi-pack/. (Wayfaring in the Dreamland)
  Owen , London, United Kingdom
09-03-2008 00:22

An outstanding live CD from Mandry! The energy of the show is truly captured and the mastering on the disc is outstanding with no loss of sound quality from being live. After the average last studio album, "The Way", this is a true return to form. At a time when folk rock is getting recognition worldwide and in a perfect world, Mandry would be bigger internationally than Gogol Bordello (USA), Haydamaky (UA) and Goran Bregović (Serbia) put together.


Kvitka (Kasey) Cisyk. Two Colors.
  , Toronto, Canada
08-03-2008 14:47

I bought this CD over a decade ago from a Ukranian bookstore/general store in Toronto because they were often playing it when I used the Canada Post government office within their store. One day I asked the lady clerk for the name of the singer and she told me that the CD was available at the other side of the store. I bought it and I loved it, even though I was in my late 20s then and clubbing every weekend to really hard house music. I would play it when friends came to my apartment, and it always had an effect on them. When my sister died in 2003, I gave my Kvitka CD to my Mom because her voice and songs are really uplifting. Oh, how I missed owning that CD afterwards. I did often look for it in the World Music section of stores, but had no success. Now I'm happy that I could find it and that I own it once again and the inspirational quality that I once enjoyed, returned. I appreciate your great service, and your prices are amazing. When we want to buy a CD in Canada, the prices (approx. equal to USD) start at $15 and if imported could go up to $40. To get it for $14.45 from halfway around the world, a week after the order is and excellent deal.

CJ


Qarpa. inZhYR. /digi-pack/
  , Colubus, OH, USA
06-03-2008 13:44

This album rocks! I don't understand the Ukrainian lyrics, but I don't care. The gripping music and edgy vibe of each song transcends the language barrier. Sometimes I wish that I did understand the lyrics, because I imagine that my enjoyment of the music would be enriched, but the acoustic experience stands on its own two feet. The experience of listening to this album as pure sound is satisfying enough for me to want more of Qarpa. Dya kuyu!


Tartak, Huljajhorod. Kofein.
  Олександр , Костянтинівка, Україна
05-03-2008 14:09

Надзвичайно цікавий альбом. Дорослий. Положинський, здається, на попсову сцену вже не повернеться. Його громадська діяльність стає все активнішою. Думаю, що ми скоро побачимо серйозний творчий злет людини (напевне, талант утвердивсь у світоглядовому, філософському плані). Принаймні, цей альбом дає такі сподівання. Більше того - не є легкою подібна творчість у такому жанрі. Дуже приємно.


Yuriy Gnatkovsky, Ulia Lord. Snizhnist'. Muzyka zymovyh svjat. (Snowiness. Music of Winter Holidays)
  Леся , Київ
01-03-2008 22:56

цей диск потрясаючий!!!
я отримую задоволення щоразу його прослуховуючи, хоча зимові свята вже давно пройшли.
дуже хороший звук, аранжування і приємні голоси Юрія Гнатковського та Юлії Лорд - усі ці фактори створюють атмосферу свята, домашнього затишку і тепла. рекомендую!!!


Video-collection "Ukrainian State Folk Dance Ensemble Virsky". 2 DVDs.
  , Perkinsville, USA
29-02-2008 17:34

What wonderful DVDs! Fantastic folk dancing and a delight to watch. The costuming is beautiful and filming very well done. They have given me hours of pleasure and will be shared with family and friends, including students at a high school. Highly recommended for any and all who enjoy folk dancing from around the world. A realy joy!


Anatolij Matvijchuk. Zacharovana krasa. (Charmed Beauty)
  , Perkinsville, USA
29-02-2008 17:04

What a pleasure to listen to Anatoly Matviychuk! Although I am not, as noted, in the "middle age group", having reached my elder years he is thoroughly enjoyable to listen to. This is more modern music than from my younger years. However, it is wonderful with his emotional voice giving the music and lyrics (although I do not understand Ukrainian nor Russian!) giving me much easy listening.


Studio theater "Arabesque", Kharkiv Klezmer Band, Serhiy Zhadan. Radio shanson: visim istoriy pro Juru Zoyfera. /brochure+CD/. (Radio Chanson: Eight Stories of Jura Soyfer)
  щлег , кременчук, укр
28-02-2008 18:28

Супер!!!На жаль не представлено в маленьких містах, у маршрутках, казіно...


Kobza. Lisova Pisnya.
  , SANTA HELENA, BRAZIL
25-02-2008 04:08

KOBZA is simply an awesome band -I knew their first album, wonderful- in the middle of the soviet decadence whitch oppressing the immortal, milennary, glorious and beloved Ukraine People, but never cannot defeat us!!!. I'm not naturally born in Ukrainian Land but I'm a direct hutzul descent from the Ukrainian Carpatian Mountains (this information give me a long time ago my grand-father R.I.P. -Bashel Kierniczny-, just arrived in 1939 at my born Country: Paraguay). All right, KOBZA is a glorious page of the early rock's culture, not only for the beloved Country Ukraine, but for all the countries spreading around these lattitudes and neighbourhood. Thank you for give to my this space and excuse me my poor english 'cause I'm was educated in latine languages. Thanx again!!!.


Rosava, LoTus. LoTus feat. Rosava.
  Вадим , Киев, Украина
17-02-2008 21:27

Очень хороший, достойный и качественный альбом. И неожиданный - как по звучанию, так и по содержанию. Уже месяц "гоняю", а всё не надоедает :)


Revenko Band. Felicity.
  Сонечко , Івано-Франківськ
10-02-2008 21:01

Хороша музика. Ні "хороша" - це замало. Якщо я скажу, що вона "супер" - почуватиму себе, дозвольте матюкнутись терміном, невігласом, бо ця музика занадто інтелігентна. Мені дуже сподобалось.


Serhij Grimalsky. Dva. (Two)
  Лариса , Вільнюс
06-02-2008 12:51

На мою думку "Два" - це розмова, звернення двох - автора-виконавця та роялю. Дуже гармонійно звучить...Легко слухається...Кличе за собою, змушує мріяти, згадувати... Несе туди, де тепле сонце, зелені поля, де вітер окутує обличчя теплим подихом, неначе продовжує тепле звучання цієї музики. Браво!


Mad Heads, Mad Heads XL. Naykrashcha myt‘. Best Hits and Ballads. (CD+DVD edition).
  , Едмонтон, Канада
04-02-2008 11:52

Хочеться тільки привітати справді унікальне видання Mad Heads -- CD - DVD. Треба сказати, що сюди увійшли справді найкращі хіти групи -- і аудіо, і відео...

Справді, варто купити, бо це раритетне видання!


Kvitka (Kasey) Cisyk. Two Colors.
  , Дрогобич, Львівська обл.
31-01-2008 23:50

Дуже красиво, професійно і від душі зроблена робота. Дійсно Душа України.


Kyiv Chamber Choir. Christmas Evenings.
  , Pocatello, Idaho, USA
29-01-2008 20:20

This is the most beautiful choir I have ever heard, the pieces sang were exquisit. I was proud to play this CD it for my non-Ukrainians friends and they were so impressed. This chamber choir is superior to any choir anywhere in the US and Canada and this includes other ethnic choirs. Thank you.