reviews



Katya Chilly. Ja – molodaja. (I Am Young)
  , Cardiff, UK
27-06-2006 15:41

Now this is not really my style... I prefer hard guitars, heavy sounds, and if there's one thing I hate it's darkwave EBM techno wanna-be Goth music. So I was pleasantly surprised by Katja Chilly... no, more than that, I was pretty amazed! I don't know many other musicians who can make electronics 'come alive' like this (Jean-Michel Jarre is one, but very different...). Thank the web - without downloads to sample, I would never even have considered buying this album. How would you classify this stuff? I can easily imagine she's pretty unique and I want her to play at my concert!!!


Bervy. Ukrainian Traditional Music. Project "My Ukraine. Bervy".
  , Київ, Україна
27-06-2006 11:52

Цей диск - візитівка України. Маленька, але така потрібна. Подарувала його іноземним друзям - у захваті! Слухаємо на Україні - також у захваті, хоча все то знаємо давно.
Мультимедійна частина - досить змістовна, яскрава. Схоже на якісну іноземну енциклопедію.
Голосіння - це РІЧ!!!
Багато емоцій.


Ukrainian Epic Tradition. Project "My Ukraine. Bervy".
  , Київ, Україна
27-06-2006 11:41

З кожною новою композицією, навіть з кожним звуком всередині наростає якесь невимовне почуття, музика спокійна, а хочеться літати. Це вражає своєю найнеймовірнішою простотою. Раджу, дуже раджу.


Olena Hrebenjuk. "Le Forze Del Destino" project. /digi-pack/
  , Киев, Украина
27-06-2006 11:31

Я очень люблю оперу! Но эта композиция превосходит всех и всё, даже Эмму Шаплин. Снято это видео режиссером Евгением Тимохиным на арию из ”Мефистофеля” Арриго Бойто. Так хочу найти это видео, но пока не складывается, но я думаю это поправимо.
Сама операная пивица прошла долгий путь:
1974 — родилась в Баку (Азербайджан)
1989 — переехала в Киев
1995 — окончила Киевскую консерваторию
1997 — первое сольное выступление
1999 — солистка киевской муниципальной оперы
2001 — первые гастроли за рубежом — в Познане (Польша)
2003 — гастроли в Японии, Германии, Польше
2004 — участие в опере ”Силы судьбы”
2006 — победа на конкурсе ”Евровидео гран-при-2006”
Солистка Национальной оперы Украины


Ani Lorak. Rozkazhy... (Tell me...)
  , Chicago, USA
27-06-2006 07:00

Great CD. Love it and listen to it all the time. Never new Ani Lorak is so great.


Ruslana. Wild Dances (single).
  Дарья , Апшеронск, Россия
27-06-2006 00:01

Мне очень нравится эта певица, У неё сильный голос, волевой характер и замечательные песни, которые я пою каждый день. Они поднимают мне настроение. Именно благодаря песне "Дикие танцы" я смогла развить голос и добиться успеха. Спасибо, Руслана!


Ani Lorak. Rozkazhy... (Tell me...)
  , Berlin, Germany
26-06-2006 20:08

Анi is back singing in Ukrainian! Wow, terrific she had the heart to re-record some of the tracks of her Smile album with new lyrics. Generally speaking I have to say that I like her better singing in her native tongue because I feel that her voice has more colors this way, but maybe it's just imagination or my own personal taste. However, I think that even "Don't Talk About Love" works better in Ukrainian (consequently now called "Не кажи про любов") while "Smile" is clearly made for English, and sounds a bit awkward with the new lyrics. We also find the two bonus tracks of the previous album hereon, "Чекаю" and "Расскажи...", an alternate lyric version of "Чекаю" (now called "Мой Ангел" - who needs that?), one fabulous new track "Тирий (Tirij)", and two remixes ("Авто" and "Расскажи..."). Those remixes take her songs into the discotheque department, and the way they were made is just great. On top of that, as on her last three long-players, we get two video clips. And look at the art work! Isn't she drop dead pretty? Wow...

The sound production is flawless like her previous efforts, but is this really a full new album? It's certainly something like an "archival release" but since that category is not yet available here it's correctly listed as a standard album. A good effort and hopefully we will soon see a completely new CD with all-new tracks on it.

anilorak.frankie.org


"Pochayna" choral chapel. Shevchenkivs'ki kantaty. Ukrainian classical music.
  , Bletchley, England
26-06-2006 19:30

Very interesting disk, stirring music, good introduction to different composers. I wish I could understand the words!


Green Grey. Dve epohi. (VideoCD). (Two epochs)
  , Череповец, Россия
26-06-2006 16:27

эх как жаль в нашем городе ихъ почти недостать =( у меня только один полный альбом и так из другихъ по несколько песен =(
А грин грей просто молодцы ждём дальше их творчества


Alena Vinnitskaya. Rassvet. (Sunrise)
  , Енакиево, Украина
26-06-2006 06:53

АЛЁНУШКА---САМАЯ,САМАЯ,САМАЯ ЛУЧШАЯ!!! Я ЕЁ ОБАЖАЮ!!!


Alena Vinnitskaya. Rassvet. (Sunrise)
  , Киев, Украина
25-06-2006 19:23

Алёнка супер! Очень хорошие смысловые тексты, да под такие гитарные переливы- душа ну просто рвётся, когда слушаешь! Спасибо- Алёнка, большое спасибо. ( от Винограда и Измученого сердца вообще в восторге)


69, Assia Akhat. Assia Akhat & 69.
  , Manchester, England
24-06-2006 20:54

Good album and very different from assiya akhats usual stuff. "printsip mata hari" is definately my favourite song on the album. Reminds me of my trip to Kyiv, it was constantly on the music tv channels.

The album is pop based with the occaisionall great violin stylings of assiya akhat.


Ukrainian Drinking Songs. DVD Karaoke.
  , Manchester, England
24-06-2006 20:48

Order from UMKA came very fast.

All words on this DVD are in Ukrainian, Its a very good dvd with many ukrainian chart songs aswell as traditional folk music.

If your interested in Ukrainian karaoke then this item is perfect for you.


Enejida (DVD).
  , Bath, UK
24-06-2006 16:45

I didn't have a chance to watch this animation movie in Ukraine. Don't miss it. If you like Ukrainian animation together with Ukrainiah humour you will enjoy it.


Myroslav Skoryk, Roman Repka. The Melody. Piano music.
  , New York, USA
23-06-2006 17:13

This is a very interesting recording. By combining classical and regional themes with jazz phrasing Skoryk manages to evoke the best aspects of all three.

Whether exploring the complexities of an operatic theme as in the "Paraphrase on the Themes from Puccini's Opera ‘Madam Butterfly’ or swinging through up-tempo celebrations of folk tunes like the selections from "The Children's Album" these pieces are consistently musical and involving.

Skoryk's highly original and engaging compositions, Repka's masterful pianism, and the fine sound quality produced by excellent engineering all combine to make this a CD that rewards repeated listening. Highly recommended!