reviews



Innesa. Gerdan. New sound of ethnic Ukraine.
  , Brooklyn, NY, USA
06-12-2007 19:08

Terrific modern interpretaive playing by an obviously well-trained, talented and creative musician. Songs are very well produced and performed. Some of Inessa's choices are sexy and romantic while others are lively and energetic. Love the CD!!!


Oles' Djak. Mahija L'vova. (Magic of Lviv)
  Макс , Москва, Россия
29-11-2007 18:01

Яркий, запоминающийся, красивый, лиричный диск. Незабываемая мелодика и поэтические образы, приятный вокал, замечательные аранжировки. На диске песни разноплановые, но исполнителю удалось показать свой талант максимально ярко. В итоге в альбоме я не встретил ни одной посредственной песни. Название диска выбрано удачно, действительно, песни наполнены каким-то особенным настроением, чем-то нечто большим чем обычным пусть и ярким удовлетворением от прослушанного альбома. Я думаю, что автору сего творения удалось сделать горячий комплимент городу Львову. Моя оценка: отлично и настоятельная рекомендация послушать эти замечательные песни.


Krymov Duo. Tam, de nas nemaje II. (Where We Are Not Present)
  , Киев, Украина
29-11-2007 14:08

Действительно, эта музыка рождается там, где нас, простых смертных, нет. Мелодии поражают сплетением нежности и решительности, как буд-то ноты сейчас сами вырвутся на свободу и полетят к небесам... Музыка играет с нами, то подпуская нас к раскрытию истины, то отдаляя от неё, погружая в неизвестность. Послушав раз, находишь в себе уверенность и целеустремлённость!


Sobor na krovi. Documentary serial (10 series). 3 DVDs. (A Council on the Blood)
  , Харків, Україна
26-11-2007 13:17

Дуже задоволений даним серіалом. Він справді коштує своїх грошей. Особливо сподобалось, що нарешті проблему українського повстанства розглядають багатобоко, висвітлюючи не тільки позитивну (чи тільки негативну), а й зворотню його сторону. Рекомндую всім до придбання.


Ruslana. Wild Energy. (single).
  Alexander , Geleen, Netherlands
24-11-2007 19:58

It started with Ruslana when I saw here on the eurosong festival. At fist i had the impression that she was yet again a singer with just good looks and a playbacking sound. But I was curious en went looking the internet to find info. Thus I came to know more and more off here songs. And what a songs they where. What a power and what a great voice she has. Yet again I had to wait a little to get the new first impression from Ruslana's comming. Dyka Enerhija is the song wich has again the vibe of power into it and the catchy sound. A VERY good singer. I am looking foreward on here next full album. And hope to see here once live!!

Greetings Alexander


Mykhaylo Koval'. Homin, Homin...
  , Kiev, Ukraine
22-11-2007 19:06

Максим-козак-Залізняк тут найкраща пісня. за звичай кобзарі сумні грають, а ця весела і грайлива дуже :)


Aby MC, Tanya Radosteva. F5. /digi-pack/
  Яна , Одеса, Україна
21-11-2007 00:15

Альбом просто СУПЕР! Сімбіоз джазу і українського фольклору - це щось неймовірне. Особисто для мене цей альбом, і взагалі, такий напрямок - відкриття.
А пісні, дійсно, одна одної краще


Ukrainian music ensemble "Dnipro". Zhyva voda. (Spring Water)
  , Yorkton, Canada
16-11-2007 23:59

Too bad "Anatolij" doesn't like this album -- goes to show what passes for "music" in Ukraine today, I think. (Been there too, many times, and I hear what blares from their mini-vans and windows). I am no spring chicken, am 4th generation Ukrainian on both sides and I have heard and made Ukrainian music for many years. Let no one say it's "not authentic". Sheesh. This album is a joy to listen to, strikes an excellent balance of tradition with the proper "new millennium tweaks", and should be in the library (no, in the CD player) of everyone with a drop of Ukr. blood. Don't have a clue who the artists are, personally, but wish I did -- great job, guys!


Hurt "Expres". Ukrainian Feast Songs. Feast Three.
  , Perkinsville, USA
14-11-2007 01:35

As I listen to this CD of drinking songs, I can see, in my mind, joyous gatherings with glasses raised high, friends toasting each other and having a wonderful time together. It is fun to listen to and much enjoyed.


Valerij Marenych. Hen, na uzlissi khrest movchyt‘... (live). (There, the cross keeps silent on the edge of a wood...)
  , Perkinsville, USA
14-11-2007 01:18

Valerij Marenych is wonderfully easy to listen to with his guitar and harmonica playing, along with his singing. Most is gentle music, making it very pleasant to the ears. I will enjoy this CD for many, many years.


Ukrainian Music Choir "Vidrodgennia". Mykola Leontovych. Church music.
  , Perkinsville, USA
14-11-2007 01:08

This has a wide variety of tempos, textures and feeling - a true joy to listen to. As usual, I am in awe of the a capella singing with such purity.


Vydubychi Church Chorus. Roman Hurko. Liturgy No.2 ( St. John Chrysostom)
  , Perkinsville, USA
14-11-2007 00:29

This Orthodox Church music is incredibly beautiful and ethereal, making one feel they are, indeed, in a holy place. I would recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys the a capella singing of Church music. As always, I am in awe of the ability to sing a capella and stay on perfect pitch!


Children's choir of St. Elijah Church in Kyiv. We are guarded by the cross. Church chants and old Ukrainian canticles.
  , Perkinsville, USA
14-11-2007 00:03

Glorious purity of voices, sounding like a heavenly choir, sending peace through my soul. As usual, it is a capella, wondrously pure and beautiful!


Olya & Monstr. Olya and the Monster. /digi-pack/
  , Ужгород, Україна
12-11-2007 12:28

Дійсно, музика не зовсім схожа на творчість Олі в Flёur, але атмосфера близька. Тексти як завжди на висоті, звук якісний. Пісні дуже чуттєві, легкі, але для сприйняття потребують уваги слухача. Творчість гурту неможливо сприймати тільки як "темну", "похмуру" чи "світлу", "легку", що породжує певне відчуття реалістичності.


Collection "Ukrainian National Honoured Academic Folk Chorus named G. Veryovka". 5 CD.
  , Brisbane, Australia
12-11-2007 01:41

My parents had 2 or 3 old long playing records of Veryovka that I still today remember hearing scratching away on a record player . I had searched for many years unsuccesfully to find CD,s or tapes , until now . This masterful choir produces exquisite 6 -7 part harmonies and superb strong voiced soloists .
Anyone who wants to understand and feel the soul of Ukrainian culture , joy , fighting spirit , kindredship need do no more than listen to these superb CD's .