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Dakh Daughters. Air. /digi-pack/.
the foundational colors
Domestic: 151.73UAH
International: $13.92USD
Zwyntar. Mertvi holosy. /digi-pack/. (Dead Voices)
trickster's tear
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International: $16.92USD
Anne Applebaum. Chervony Holod. Stalin's War on Ukraine. (Red Famine)
Anne Applebaum. Red Famine
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Carpathian bluegrass
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Enver Izmailov Trio. Minaret.

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Enver Izmailov Trio. Minaret.
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Enver Izmaylov is a famous Ukrainian virtuoso guitarist. He has quite a rich discography, and the album "Minaret" is far not the first one in it. But this is his first Ukrainian album, that is released in Ukraine all the previous ones were released abroad. Moreover, this is the first album in which Enver Izmaylov appears as a part of a trio (until now, there were either solo works or duets). And you should have no doubts that this music deserves the greatest estimation and multistory compliments. Honestly speaking, both Rustem Bari on percussion, and Narket Ramazanov on spirits play so qualitatively, brightly, intensely that it is even difficult to say who in this trio is the major star and, presumably, we should not. In the end, it is the trio here that is the measuring unit of creative authorship, not simply separate musicians and the issue is co-creativity, not technical assistance. I think that all the parts on the album sound so good, organic just because none of the musicians tried to represent himself more favorably at the expense of his friends. And the friendly collaboration has appeared very fruitful and varied both stylistically and emotionally. From ballads to dance, from folklore through art rock to meditation and jazz I would call this world fusion, as a lot of roots from the whole world have intertwined here. However, all the plays have their common root: the basis is creative re-consideration of music of Crimean Tatars and other Black Sea peoples. That is why there are a lot of patterns, decorations so fine that they are almost unnoticeable in the melodies but it is due to them that there appears the saturated feeling of free space, salty wind, sunlight. Very warm and even sparkling music, unforgettable meeting. Meet it!

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Enver Izmailov Trio

Domestic price: 1012.83UAH
International price: $92.92USD
CD1
1.  Bolhars'kyj Tanec'
2.  Mjehmonhona
3.  Bojna
4. Mp3Bilja Dzherela
5. Mp3Sjevan
6.  Balkany
7.  Jalta
 Total playing time: 53:05

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

Domestic price: 1012.83UAH
International price: $92.92USD
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Anastasia Kolodiuk, Roman Kolyada. KoKo Melange. /mini-pack/.


..it seems that there has not been an album with such a seemingly obvious solution ethno vocals plus keyboards. It should be admitted that due to appearance of KoKo Melange even if this issue has not been completely resolved, at least they have set the quality bar high: it would not be interesting to do worse, while it's no longer that easy to do better.
Domestic price: 188.35UAH, International price: $17.28USD

Kyiv Ethno Trio. Kyiv Ethno Trio. /digi-pack/.


This is the case where everything is easy at the first sight, but the result is weightier than the simple sum of its components. It is made subtly, carefully, sometimes economically on purpose and due to that another quality of power grows into the music. KET somehow manage to create (bring back?) the perception of a quiet miracle..
Domestic price: 199.25UAH, International price: $18.28USD

Dakh Daughters. Air. /digi-pack/.


It is obvious that something extraordinary was expected from DD so that it were different from the first album but not inferior to it. The girls have met the both expectations, this is a cool art-house piece, quite far from the ordinary..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Dakh Daughters. If. /digi-pack/.


..a studio album is a different story, it offers an opportunity to hear, not to see: music balancing on the brink of theater. Due to the art of intonation, which sometimes reaches its extreme and takes a step further but also due to the art of silence, which only rarely acts as a pause, taking a breath, but mostly it keeps producing supplementary senses.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

LBB. Lemko Bluegrass Band. /digi-pack/.


An album that's a joke, a discovery, a surprise, a challenge combining the folk music of the Carpathians with the North American folk. LBB have danced that subtly but stoutly: monologues about dialogues of cultures are not really needed when you have such illustrations at hand..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

DakhaBrakha. Shlyakh. /premium, digi-pack/. (The Road)


This album was ready in the autumn of 2016 but the musicians were in doubt, as a result they literally re-created it from scratch (the sound producer was Yuryi Hustochka). And it turned out superb, literally. Fragile like the frosty crust on morning snow, thick and fragrant like masala an album of hope, an album of surprise. Steppe blues..
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Astarta. Astarta/Edwin. /digi-pack/.


Cooperation of Astarta (a side project by Eduard Prystupa) with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree bass-player) is just an example of such quality implementation of ideas, when first you do not even try to understand what the essence is, but just listen. Listen carefully, because it is delicious.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

ShockolaD. Schedryi vechir z dobrym jazzom. /re-edition, mini-pack/. (Christmas Eve Wiz Good Jazz)


In its previous album "Pokosy", ShockolaD stepped away from jazz for an almost safe distance the key definition of the work would be "ethno-lounge". Well, and this time the group seems to have decided to remix all familiar ingredients both the ethno, and jazz, and acoustic lounge and, sure, to season it with a few new colors.
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD

Kozak System, Taras Chubay. Pisni Samonavedennya: HOMIN' Songs. /digi-pack/. (Self-Direction Songs)


..the union of Chubay and KS has produced something third as an output. The basis of the album is the Ukrainian folklore in the entourage of Jamaican rhythms, although in the course of the work they added a diversity of other spices to it: both in the details of the arrangements, and in the form of the lyrics by Moskalets and Antonych...
Domestic price: 260.73UAH, International price: $23.92USD

Antin Mukharsky, HraBlya band. Mama-Anarkhia. /digi-pack/. (Mama the Anarchy)


Today it is called Severe Ukrainianization. Because one can definitely say: this punk chanson does not care about tolerance, its objective is to extract to light of the day all the obsolete cliches and to pretty well trample on them. In a loud, energetic way and with such joyful rage that will make one either writhe, or eventually start laughing and recover...
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD

Vuraj. Rajok. /digi-pack/.


Belarus bands famous here are specific in their artistic, nonlinear attitude to arrangements, self-irony and they are somehow particularly enlightened, I guess. When one listens to them sometimes it seems that they are singing the anthem of the Sun, facing the dark wall of the ancient forest. And Vuraj in this regard is no exception.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

TaRuta, Roman Kolyada. Nebesna sotnya / Celestial Hundred. (EP). /digi-pack/.


...it is a very brief statement. But the theme of it does not require a lot of words, after all. The main thing was to say that with dignity, and they have succeeded. Concise in the form, rich in the semantic content, and bright in the music representation.
Domestic price: 184.43UAH, International price: $16.92USD

Folknery. Korysni rechi. /digi-pack/. (Useful Things)


...while grounding on Ukrainian folk songs (not played out at all), the musicians threw into the pot a whole bunch of everything African rhythms, rock groove, ethnic and electronic instruments and they mixed that up well. The result turned out pretty hot to taste, diverse, sometimes quite unexpected.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

ILLaria. 13 misyatsiv. /digi-pack/. (13 Months)


...Ukrainian authenticity is primarily the mystical energy of the earth and the complete harmony with the space. This is very powerful music! The new disc by ILLARIA is a kind of a calendar of Ukrainian music traditions. It includes cover versions of well-known folk songs based on authentic archival records.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Hycz Orkestr. Tsilyi. /eco-pack, premium edition/. (Whole)


HYCZ Orchestra are intelligent hooligans who manage to implement sometimes non-obvious musical ideas in an elegant and obviously quite simple way. But this simplicity is a consequence of technical skills, creative freedom, tact and taste, so fragrant surprises can be found in almost every song of "Whole" album, the potency of it is okay.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

ILLaria. Vilna. (2nd edition). /digi-pack/. (Free)


...the album "Free" resembles that very puzzle, an element of mosaics that was lacking in order that the picture became integral, completed. It disregarding, let me repeat it, the status of the debut one seems to sum up some results, outline the visible and known space and, thus, free space for a step forward.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

TaRuta. EthnoLab. /digi-pack/.


..what is specific: the core of the Ukrainian archaic material is not hidden, not disguised as it could be and as it has already happened. On the contrary, the foundation is very expressive, while all the rest it is like pastel lighting. All those small sounds of country, rock, fusion, disco, club electronics they are as if New Year decorations on a living tree...
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Oneyroid. Khoden'. /digi-pack/.


This is music with its own identity. And it's not only about interesting arrangements listen to the lyrics: this is not simulation of rural folklore, this is its urban rethinking, but not limited to the city. Somewhere there, a universal key to the roots reside...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Dark Patrick. Rise of the Underworld. /mini-pack/.


..Its hard to pinpoint exact influences that aptly mirror what Dark Patrick is going for here, though a safe bet would want to include nods to numerous strata of organic electronica, soundtrack ambient, world ethnotronica, psych and trip-hop. Additionally, the band claims some affiliation to the fertile soils of reggae, dub and trance...
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Iryna Zhytynska, Taras Zhytynsky. Duet.


The album "Duet" is a combination of not only two voices. This is synthesis of two very different manners of performance, schools, music styles, and aesthetics. Since Taras Zhytynsky is a rock singer, and Iryna Zhytynska is an opera singer (mezzo-soprano), a soloist of Wroclaw Opera House...
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Shopping Hour. Sunce Viter. /digi-pack/. (The Sun Wind)


Music contents of this release do not differ from the premium edition (apart from a hidden surprise track). Differences relate only to the external design besides, there is no booklet with the lyrics here. Hence the lower price of this edition compared to the premium one.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Mad Heads XL. UkrainSKA. /eco-pack/.


The familiar melodies will arise in an updated, sometimes unexpected form, unknown ones will have a chance not to be forgotten. Folk songs in the style of Mad Heads XL, the sound is based on modern ska-punk without clear style limits. Positive, good moods and frantic drive all the best from Mad Heads XL now in folk songs!
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

DakhaBrakha. Light. /digi-pack/.


...the content of the album in the style aspect is ambiguous but, definitely, interesting. This time to their branded ethno-chaos they have added quite a bit of very diverse elements: here you have soul, and D'n'B, and hip-hop, and art-rock, and almost jazz decorations. It appears cool.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Shopping Hour. Sunce Viter. (premium edition). /digi-pack/. (The Sun Wind)


Is the studio version different from the concert one? No doubt. Without disclosing all secrets, it is enough to say that it remains up to date to go beyond one language and one culture. In my opinion, the album represents the Ukrainian music, but the music which is done by the new generation. It is the product of the new world. The entire world.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

PoliKarp. Barvinochok. /digi-pack/. (Periwinkle)


Taking the Carpathian and Polissya folklore as a basis, PoliKarp modernizes it very carefully the key melody and, actually, the manner of singing remain unchanged. While speaking about rhythmic structures and additional melody lines here already musicians release their fantasy. And that is why in their music it is possible to hear impacts of outright rock, and jazz, and funk, and dub..
Domestic price: 217.13UAH, International price: $19.92USD

Ojra. Krokovoje koleso. /digi-pack/


First I listened to the Ojras records somewhere at the end of 90-ties, yet then it was the attempt to join the archaic and the up-to-date. The staff of the group changed several times since then, and they didnt give up to search. Of course, a variety of creative paths they made gave its outcome: one of the best, I think, neo-folk records of all Ukrainian discography of the recent years.
Domestic price: 217.13UAH, International price: $19.92USD

DakhaBrakha. Na mezhi. /digi-pack/. (On the Verge)


..here, "On the Verge" the force of water is revealed very perceptibly, magic of quite a different level appears, intended for other purposes. That is, the first works were just to burn everything old, not able to live on to clear the space. The new work must feed the new, fresh relying on those roots that did not subdue to the action of fire. That verge from which creation of the new myth..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Folk band "Burdon". Taistra Chuhaistra.


Burdon is able even from some rather whimsical, complicated rhythms, tempos and melodies to produce such a refined, well-balanced space that both people and clouds, and trees quite freely, naturally start dancing in it isn't that a miracle And nobody interferes with anyone, steps on a shade vice versa, there is mutual complementing and filling. There is mutual understanding.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Folk band "Burdon". Re: Karpatia.


The mosaic that results is as bright as deep "Burdon" once again opens the beauty of old music virtually lost for large audiences. And, at the same time, throws a tank of oxygen into the flame of modern folk let it burn brightly and not die away...
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Olexa Kabanov. Dale of Muses.


The album "Valley of Muses" is, in fact, a Ukrainian project in the domain of world music at that, presumably, virtually the first one in Ukraine. It is strange and nice to hear how organically there sound together, for example, the lyre, the deeply Ukrainian violin, and the Indian percussion. Or the mandolin with the drymba why not a couple?
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Laura Marti. Shine. /digi-pack/.


..on the one hand the fantasy of jazz musicians. And on the other, all these laces of motions and patterns are thought over and embodied so confidently and easily that this ease allows one to not focus too much, but skip and let it go to the back of ones mind right away. Instead, one listens to the main melodic line, the beauty and the flexible power of the voice..
Domestic price: 297.35UAH, International price: $27.28USD

Karbido, Yuri Andrukhovych. Absinthe. /super-pack/. (CD+DVD).


...a mysterious story of Stanislaus Perfecki a poet, a traveler, and a performer who embarks upon a journey from Lviv to the West, and ultimately emerges in Venice, the City of Ghosts. There, he experiences a series of incredible adventures and falls in love with Ada Cytryna, his interpretress. Being forced to part with his beloved woman and unable to fulfil his special top secret mission, Perfecki vanishes..
Domestic price: 253.75UAH, International price: $23.28USD

Konstantin Kolesnichenko. Hypnotized! /digi-pack/.


..there are things that "penetrate" even without special training and this album deserves attention no matter how well you're familiar with the blues. As it is played extremely deliciously with appropriate conciseness, but not dryness. Because it is played by young jazz musicians, hence "Hypnotized!" has incorporated features of both blues and jazz..
Domestic price: 199.25UAH, International price: $18.28USD

Nik Efremov. Rytsar. (Knight)


By and large, the album "Knight" continues the lines announced in the previous work by Mykola Efremov. Here you can find both soft lyricism, and epic sketches. If there are acoustic guitars they are very transparent, they sound weightlessly, one senses the space and fresh air. If electric ones this is already an art-rock scope..
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Nik Efremov. Instrumental Compositions2.


First of all, this disc is a present for all fans of the guitar music. In its various forms since Mykola Efremov equally deftly handles both acoustic and electric guitars. Moreover, the album must also please fans of the classical art rock because it's from the music of the 70's that it grew, and this can be heard.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Insight, Nino Katamadze. Green.


Very transparent, juicy, quiet and confident and yet full of irrepressible life this is what this work appears like. Stylistically, it continues the trend including the albums "Black" and "Red" the pure jazz-rock line, with no direct immersions into the lounge or symphonicity. But in a much softer, tender version.
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

Braty Bluzu. One Autumn Concert. (live). /digi-pack/.


First, "Braty Blusu" have long ago already and absolutely deservedly become a living legend of the Ukrainian jazz-rock. And, second and this is, probably, even more important the album is really good and interesting. Interesting, foremost, due to its ambiguousne...
Domestic price: 249.83UAH, International price: $22.92USD

Karbido, Yuri Andrukhovych. Samohon. (special Ukrainian release).


Finally, we have it the Ukrainian release of the joint album by Yuri Andruhovych and the researchers into psycho-music from Karbido group saw the light of the day. A strange mixture of ethno-jazz, dub, avant-garde rock and ironically sarcastic melodic recitals no, this list of ingredients, in actual fact, explains nothing. One should listen to it and this, at least, should once be heard. Better more than once.
Domestic price: 253.75UAH, International price: $23.28USD

Back Country. Reflection of Universe. /digi-pack/


I could say something about the reflection of the musical universe here, as several musical trends and styles got skilfully and gently entangled in this album. Still it seems to me that it would not be groundless to speak about the reflection of the Universe itself, as it is a musical stream, which is characterised by generality.
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD

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