Do you think that you know about “Tartak” and the ability of this group to throw a fair amount of furious energy into the air? It seems to me that this album will change a bit the deep-rooted opinion of this phenomenon of the Ukrainian variety art. And not because the trinitrotoluol equivalent of this music has become even greater than it used to be before. You’d rather say that the creative activities of the group turned into an explosive of quite a different level. Not in the last place we can thank all those “acid additions” that worked at this album. So, on the one hand we have renewed arrangements of famous compositions – but on the other hand we have the quality that does not storm from without, but sprouts inside of a listener. In other words, in this particular case the mentioned furious energy has found an interesting, diverse, deeply acid, but still not less deeply alive embodiment. I mean that maturing of “Tartak” becomes apparent in acquiring this important skill as an appropriate usage of pauses. Even earlier all that was interesting and stabbing, but now it is much better that it used to be.
Anton Jozhik Lejba (Hedgehog)