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CAT. CAT. /digi-pack/

It is a phenomenon. Music of the group "CAT" can, probably, be called avant-garde of the underground. It would be possible to name it free jazz - if it were jazz. But it is something other, different. However, any certain definitions should be destroyed here, so that there were no temptation of restriction. And just Ц to plunge into silence of these somewhat innerved from the outside, but unostentatious, deeply intelligent searches for transparency. Searches for pure, sonorous, self-sufficing sound. So grass under the breath of the strong southwest wind grows. So ice sings a few hours before the spring, a few days before the ice drift. So asphalt at the exit from a large city falls asleep and wakes up. So reflection of dark blue eyes shivers in a split windowpane, behind which night is slowly unwrapping. It appears that it is possible to draw so with the help of the acoustic guitar, a button accordion and a violin Ц only. Similar to drawings by Picasso Ц before you have seen it yourself, you will not believe that it is possible to express so much with one line. Until you have listened to the whole album Ц you will not understand that.

Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Mykhaylo StrelСnikov Ц guitar
Olexander Klymenko Ц bayan
Serhiy Okhrimchuk Ц violin

Publisher: Melnychuk V.V.
Catalogue number: CAT-001
Year: 2006

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:

Domestic price: 151.73UAH
International price: $13.92USD
1. Mp3Kazochka
2.  Hronometr Kronosa
3.  Kompozycyja s flazholetamy
4.  Povorot krystalla
5. Mp3Novodzhazovaja kompozycyja
6. Mp3Cherven'
7. Mp3Vyklykannja Bat'ka DerevТjanyh dzvoniv (Tribute to Olexandr Nesteroff)
 Total playing time: 52:32

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

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Reviews (2)

  Ќатали€ ,  иев
02-01-2008 23:12

’орошо бы было всЄ-таки назвать имена исполнителей...

  ,  ињв
09-11-2006 17:52

Ѕлагодар€ richardbaskia предоставилась возможность прослушать данное творение. ¬печатление - не однозначное. —корее позитивное. —огласен с рецензией, что фри-джазом это вр€дли назовешь. (как и джазом впринципе). —лишком ‘–»...-) ќтмечу Ќоводжазовою композицию а также  омпозицию с флажолетами. —корее всего как стиль - это RIO второго поколени€.