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Er.J.Orchestra. On the Hill Again. (special CD+DVD edition). /digi-pack/

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Er.J.Orchestra. On the Hill Again. (special CD+DVD edition). /digi-pack/
It is really a valuable release and the thing is, certainly, not only the price. I would not say for all music fans of the world it is a matter of taste, certainly. But for everyone who values work by Er. J. Orchestra it is good news, a precious present. If we take the CD, the complete version of the album "On of the of Hill Again" is presented here for the first time and that is three compositions more than in the release of 2002. You should agree that in the case when almost each piece can be justly considered a pearl, addition of three of them is cool. As for the DVD there, sure, you also have enough pleasant surprises. It does not contain video clips in the usual understanding of this word. The first four compositions they are, rather, a music and documentary piece, an attempt of visualizing of not even the music, but the feelings behind it. That is also true about the film "Blissful Island" (the starting point for it was prose of Olexiy Oleksandrov). The three final chapters pictures, interviews, slides, fragments of concert performances. In other words real rarities that you will not find anywhere else. But let us go back to music. Sure, Er. J. Orchestra is one of the most interesting Ukrainian projects in the domain of ethno-fusion today. And not only Ukrainian ones. Actually, this music is so organically intertwined into the world sound fabric it is impossible to limit it with any borders, geographic or stylistic, etc. You should consider that if you know only the album "Gabrielius", this knowledge will not help you here. "On of the Hill Again" is no less interesting, but different in what relates to the methods of space forming. It seems to collects quite different streams round the center but it does not have that center in itself. The center is inside of you, the audience. A flying fish trembles in the air, and the sun sparkles on its flippers, and salty drops fall down on its shade, and all that is so quickly... fragments of your mirror are scattered all around the world only some of them became flames of yellow candles, and others they have hidden in corners of this globe... do not be afraid. They are waiting for you. Here.

Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Alexei Alexandrov recorder, piano, percussion, crackling percussion, metallophone, tambourine, occasional tom and cymbal, toms, small gusli
Viktor Krisko violin, viola
Alexei Kabanov gusli, wheel lyre
Gregory Nemirovsky piano strings slap, flugelhorn, trumpets, medieval cornet, mellophone
Oakman percussion, drums, voice, acoustic guitar, vocals
Anjei Pozdin acoustic guitar
Andrei Chugujevets domra, bayan
Vladimir Sorochenko bass
Alexander Umrilov acoustic guitar
Valery Koshman electric guitar, tom
Alexander Blinov vibraphone
Oleg Dr. Kobtsev percussion, shaker

Video format - PAL.

DVD Region: ALL.

Publisher: Karavan CD
Catalogue number: KCD 507/508
Year: 2006

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
Er.J.Orchestra

Domestic price: 598.63UAH
International price: $54.92USD
CD1
  On the Hill Again (full CD version: remastered):
1.  Dawn Improvisation
2. Mp3Ayo Valley
3.  Towards a Dream
4. Mp3Castle of Elves
5. Mp3Jasper Garden
6.  Tea Ceremony
7.  Cave of Delusion improvisation
8. Mp3Knightmare
9.  Pilgrims
10. Mp3On the Hill Again
 Total playing time: 53:30
CD2
  On the Hill Again Years (DVD):
1.  Fanteas Magor (Magor the Magician)
2.  Jasper Garden/ Tea Ceremony
3.  Pilgrims
4.  On the Hill Again credits
  +Blissful Island
  +The Third Angel
  +Interviews
  +Photo Gallery

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

Domestic price: 598.63UAH
International price: $54.92USD
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The video version of the concert that took place on June, 8, 2010 within the framework of the concert series "Jazz Kolo". The quartet of Danyl Zverkhanovsky a student of Volodymyr Shabaltas performed in the first part of this concert. The second part of the concert is performance by the renowned jazz masters: Pavlo Shepeta Trio includes, besides him, Maks Gladetsky and Valery Volkov.
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Off-Quar-Tet, ShockolaD. Jazz:Kolo:Bez. Live. (DVD).


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Vladimir Shabaltas, VSH-Ensemble. Acid Menu live. (DVD).


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Vitaliy Ivanov Quartet. Returning live. (DVD).


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