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Aby MC, Tanya Radosteva. F5. /digi-pack/

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Aby MC, Tanya Radosteva. F5. /digi-pack/
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My God, I am happy to admit – due to such works as "F5", Your presence becomes more perceptible in this world than usual. There is as much heart in this music, as just cannot exist without love. It has eyes so bright that the world is not reflected but plunges into them, and lives there happily... You know – of course, you know – how it happens when, closer to the evening, you go out of your home and breathe in full lungs of the sky... and the air is so transparent, as if washed with water from a well, and it smells of quiet gladness... and it smells of a fresh kiss – that is your life smiling to you and everyone around... There happen moments in life when suddenly you understand that you are happy not some time after, not some time ago – but right now, right here, just as you are – happy... This album is full of exactly such happiness – it exists right here and now, it quietly shines in each melody. Here, it is very cozy, here are no abrupt motions, and even the dissemination of funk is as though drops of rain on pavestones. Soft... The general acid jazz tone has absolutely organically absorbed unhurried, but so hot African rays – and fogs of the north Atlantics – and green flexible willow sing, warmth and tenderness of the Ukrainian singing – and a bit of cool illumination of cities at night... It rarely happens so that there is not a single weak composition in an album – but "Aby MS" with Tanya Radostyeva have worked out a small miracle. In "F5", all songs are really strong, light, complete and pure, as rivers of ancient times... Let these rivers flow – for our joy, for the world’s well-being...
I do not insist, but. As to my taste. If you place next to this album "Lullabies" by Rosava, "Trip to Kosakivka" by Ocheretyany Kit, "Green" and "Korali" from the series "Modern Interpretation of Traditional Ukrainian Music" (plus we could add Shopping Hour "The Worldest Music", Vezi’s "Voice of the Vepsland", plus something else) – the holiday will last long...

Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Tanya Radosteva - vocal
Jack Clift - voice samples (7,10), slid-guitar (10), vocal (10)
Petro Yakovchenko - trumpet (7,12)
Serhiy Volodkin - trombone (6)
Vitaliy Ivanov - tenor-saksofon (8)
Maks Kochetov - alt-sax (1)
Ihor Chernov - soprano-sax (7), tenor-sax (5), bass-clarinet (11)
Roman Soluk - sopilka (2)
Andriy Makarenko - back-vocal (4)
Julia Berezovska - voice samples (12)
Yuriy Akop - voice samples (4)
Khor druziv - voice samples (4)
Batacoto - "N'kosi Sikelel'i Africa" (Enoch Mankayi Sontonga) (3)
Tanya Sha - music (2,4), keyboards, string programming
Hennadiy Sydorov - texts (2,4), melodeclamation (11), guitars, drums programming

Publisher: Hunter music
Catalogue number: HMU 010
Year: 2005

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Aby MC
Tanya Radosteva

Domestic price: 300.30UAH
International price: $27.30USD
1.  At An Early Hour (Ranesen') Song text
2.  Sad Song (Sumna pisnja) Song text
music: Tanja Sha
lyrics: Hennadiy Sydorov
3. Mp3Black Tails (Kosy) Song text
4.  In the Deep (Na hlybyni) Song text
music: Tanja Sha
lyrics: Hennadiy Sydorov
5.  Malanka Song text
6. Mp3A Goblet Of Wine (Puhar vyna) Song text
7.  Maryna Song text
8. Mp3Ruemint (Ruta-m’jata) Song text
9.  Gylia Gylia (Hylja hylja) Song text
10. Mp3Blue Danube Turns Black (feat. Jack Klift) (Chornyj Dunaj (feat. Jack Klift)) Song text
11.  Cranruspberry (Kalynomalyna) Song text
lyrics: Hennadiy Sydorov
12. Mp3Sunny (Sonechko) Song text
13.  The Board Of Willow (Verbovaja doschechka) Song text
 Total playing time: 57:07

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

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Reviews (6)

  Савченко Александр , Киев, Украина
14-03-2009 14:20

Антон, благодарю! Может быть, еще подскажете, для какой местности характерен такой диалект (наречие, говор, или, может, язык?)

  Антон , Умка
06-03-2009 11:26

Здравствуйте, Александр,
первые две строки выглядят так:
"Я си хлопець молоденький, ніхто про мя нич не зна,
лем та єдна фреїречка - але она не повіст"
а в грубом переводе выходит:
"аз есмь хлопец молоденький, никто обо мне ничего не знает,
разве что та единственная подружка (любка) - но она не расскажет"

  Савченко Александр , Киев, Украина
04-03-2009 13:26

У Татьяны волшебный голос, который вытягивает любую песню, даже в тех случаях, когда аранжировка мне не нравится (ну не люблю я современные трактовки джаза вроде acid или техно, более тяготею к мелодической, "легкой" трактовке). Более всего, конечно, "Сонечко" и "Коси" - очень светлые, солнечные. Но и остальные песни не разочаровали, слушаю с удовольствием все подряд. Обращаюсь с вопросом к знатокам - песня №6 "Пугар вина", не могу разобрать припев "Лента єдна фрейречка, але она не повість". Что за "лента" имеется в виду, что такое "фрейречка", и в каком контексте упоминается "повість"? (Есть подозрение, что это западноукраинский акцент, имеющий корни из польского и белорусского :) Буду благодарен за ответ.

  Mapko , USA
24-03-2008 19:02

Мені цей альбом дуже сподобався! Будючи за кордоном світогляд людини міняється і починаєтся ностальгія за своїм. Цей альбом дарує можливість любити своє по іншому. Такий стиль музики є для любителів етно а я просто шанувальник тому хочеться почути більше.

  Сергій , Київ, Україна
09-01-2008 13:40

Завдяки попередньому схвальному відгуку придбав цей диск на умці. По правді, я розчарований. Складається враження, що у виконавців була можливість записати цей диск нашвидко і тільки з однієї спроби, і Таня Радостєва чітко знала свою партію, а Аби МС без підготовки створював фон з метою просто не нашкодити композиціям. До того ж мій кум, Олег Саченко, - музикант, і в таких випадках він імпровізує краще, ніж це зробив Аби МС. Тож довелося цей диск подарувати :-) Ось прочитає мій відгук людина, якій подаровано цей диск, і випише мені нерукотворних люлєй :-)

  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