Well, the second album had finally been released – we had to expect for that for practically two and a half years. Though, this time was not really empty – Esthetic Education had time to release a maxi-single and a concert album. However, they waited for a new studio work impatiently – the group at the first attempt became a bright, unordinary phenomenon on Ukrainian scene. Actually, no global changes have happened here, music by Esthetic Education remains special indeed. And – the group continues to justify its name. It easily combines the somewhat nervous manner of indie rock with the best displays of brit-pop, with cool emotionality of Scandinavian underground. However, these are nothing but relative definitions. Speaking otherwise, light, graceful melodiousness plus furious onslaught – elegance and, at the same time, enormous tension of all forces. In this music, there are a few layers, varied flows at once. And they sometimes intersect, fight – and then the sounding of fighting takes in all other sounds. And sometimes – they simply flow parallel and transparent, and then it is possible to see several distances deeper. As well as human soul – sometimes turbid, and sometimes clear. But, in any case, live. At least – while it is not indifferent.
Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)