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Dakh Daughters. Air. /digi-pack/.
the foundational colors
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trickster's tear
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Anne Applebaum. Red Famine
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Carpathian bluegrass
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Mad Heads XL. UkrainSKA. /eco-pack/.

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Mad Heads XL. UkrainSKA. /eco-pack/.
"The song is the soul of a people. As long as folk songs live, Ukraine lives. We move to live in large cities seduced by values ​​of the global world, we admire other people's cultures. But while the folk song is heard, we do not lose ourselves, we keep in touch with the spirit of our land. However, it sounds more rarely, because it is hard to fit authentic singing and archaic instruments into the routine of the contemporary reality. To make the folk song a part of everyday life, we must reveal it in forms of popular music. This is the main objective of UkrainSKA the new project by Mad Heads XL. The familiar melodies will arise in an updated, sometimes unexpected form, unknown ones will have a chance not to be forgotten. Actually, these are 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!"

(information from the official press release)

Publisher: Comp music
Catalogue number: 5099902942223
Year: 2011

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
Mad Heads XL

Domestic price: 129.93UAH
International price: $11.92USD
CD1
1. Mp3Virno ljubyla
2.  Virno ljubyla
3. Mp3Chorni ochka
4.  Oy mamo ljublju Hrytsja
5. Mp3Viter vije
6. Mp3Ishov kozak potaykom
7.  Horilochka
8.  Horila sosna
9. Mp3Nese Halja vodu
10. Mp3Tomu kosa dobre kosyt
11.  V vyshnevim sadochku
12. Mp3Oy khodyla divchyna berezhkom
13. Mp3Teche voda
14.  Kryshtalevi chashi
15.  Verkhovyna
  bonus:
16.  Smereka
17.  Dubky
18.  Richenka
19.  Tsyhany
 Total playing time: 65:41

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

Domestic price: 129.93UAH
International price: $11.92USD
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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/.


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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

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Domestic price: 260.73UAH, International price: $23.92USD

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Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

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


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Domestic price: 184.43UAH, International price: $16.92USD

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


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Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

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


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Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

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


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Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

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


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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/.


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Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

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Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

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Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

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Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

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Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

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Domestic price: 217.13UAH, International price: $19.92USD

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Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Folk band "Burdon". Taistra Chuhaistra.


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Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Enver Izmailov Trio. Minaret.


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Domestic price: 1012.83UAH, International price: $92.92USD

Folk band "Burdon". Re: Karpatia.


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Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Olexa Kabanov. Dale of Muses.


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Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Haydamaky. Haydamaky. /cassette/.


Audio cassette/ .."Haydamaky"create music in their own style "Karpaten Ska", mixing an energy of Ukrainian, Gypsy and Jamaica melodies.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Mandry, Foma. Chas letyt. /digi-pack/. (Time Flies)


Some of these songs could be heard at Foma's performances back in 2014. Time flies, sure now there are more of them. Because the theme remains unchanged the war, which came about then, lasts as of the eve of 2018, when the album is finally released. The country is painfully transforming itself. The price is loss of illusions, inoculated so long ago and so deeply...
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Tin Sontsya. Buremny kray. /digi-pack/. (The Turbulent Lands)


Presentation of the heroic past that's already a passed phase. Among other things because the modernity offers the material for that here and now, thus the lyrics may easily bring together bugs on the Internet and the taste of war...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Rock-H. Spivanochky pro lyubov. /digi-pack/. (Melodies About Love)


It would seem that with such a title one should expect from the album if not pink tears with ruffles then, in any case, some average ballads. But "Rock-H" from the very beginning stood out against the background, and this time, too, they do not disappoint.
Domestic price: 173.53UAH, International price: $15.92USD

Kozak System. Zhyvy i Lyuby. /digi-pack/. (Live and Love)


..So to say the external drive has given way to the internal one, when dynamics are achieved not so much with heavy guitars and the high pace, but rather with a variety of approaches to arrangement, attention to detail. Thoughtfulness. In this work, there is a lot more space..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Chudovy Svit. /digi-pack/. (The Wonderful World)


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Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Rock-H. Otava. /digi-pack/. (Aftergrass)


Aftergrass is the grass that grows after the first mowing, usually it is more juicy. So the title is clearly not accidental although, frankly speaking, the first album "In Vinko..." was already very juicy. Actually, it seems that the debut was so spot-on that the task of the next album was simply to develop and consolidate the previously discovered sparkle...
Domestic price: 173.53UAH, International price: $15.92USD

Kozak System. Shablya. re-edition. /digi-pack/. (Saber)


"Kozak System" offers a bright mixture of modern and folk poetry, powerful rock, ska-punk with insertions of reggae, and everything is kept together by the serious frame of the Ukrainian folk root. In short - you should meet them again.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Haydamaky. Hodi spaty! /digi-pack/. (Stop Sleeping!)


As well as before, music of the native land remains the foundation of the band's creativity. But in the new work, there is significantly more rock heaviness in the sound, and the social, or even rebellious part has turned into a specific feature of the new album by Haydamaky. The call to fight runs through the entire album and is implied in its very title "Stop Sleeping!"
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

Mlyn. All-Ukrainian Music Collection. /digi-pack/. (Mill)


...However, they thus somehow fit into the concept of "ethno-rock" but nevertheless the entire picture comes out very colorful. And it is nice that within the same style one can hear so diverse, unconventional, brilliant music.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Muzika. /anniversary release, digi-pack/.


"The long expected has finally happened "VV" has republished its works of the past years. Cult one you wont call that anything but that. The album "Muzika" is something considerably more than just a music product or some high-quality goods. This is an idea, embodiment, revolution, hope, and joy, and a thousand of things in one."
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Fayno. /anniversary release, digi-pack/.


Only one thing remains unchanged at each new occurrence of these musicians - it is high quality and power of creativity. This is not a "live" concert, but you may be convinced, that charismatic Oleh Skrypka still can break the internal protective borders of listeners and take them to the next level of feeling and perception.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Haydamaky. Kobzar.


Gaydamaky are one of those groups that enjoy really loud popularity in Europe. Loud enough to engage in listening to Ukrainian music even those people who have never ever heard about Ukraine before, to say nothing about its music..
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Vasyl Lyuty (bojan Zhyvosyl). Orijana. Zhyttja jak je. (Life As It Is)


Well, finally a new disc by the boyan Zhyvosyl Vasyl Lyuty has appeared. I think that anyone who had already heard his songs before could not help waiting for something new. There is such force in his texts, and in music live indeed that it is almost impossible to listen indifferently, not to get penetrated with it.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Viy. Hata skraju sela. /digi-pack/. (Hut At the Edge of the Village)


"Vij" is one of a few groups that really know how to keep silent. In a qualitative, saturated way. They say little, but to the point and then silence falls down for a long time. Sometimes, it even causes cold shiver, so many various meanings are hidden there. And sometimes everything becomes so simple, clear, clean...
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Mandry. Lehenda pro Ivanka ta Odarku.


..."Lehenda pro Ivanka ta Odarku" is a collection of fairy tales, legends and stories which "Mandry" spread in front of our reverie eyes as a rich carpet. Some paints are up to a pain native and familiar, others are absolutely not familiar and even exotic...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Haydamaky. Perversia.


"Haydamaky" have surpassed themselves in any case, they have surpassed the level, which they set with the previous album. At the same time, its main characteristic feature - drive without brakes - was not only preserved by them, but also developed. Yet, their step is not of youths, but of men.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Haydamaky. Bohuslav.


..."Haydamaky" in general, and this album of theirs in particular, are characterised by a turbulent energy, you have nothing to do but to be filled with it...
Domestic price: 249.83UAH, International price: $22.92USD

Haydamaky. Haydamaky.


Musicians string traditional Ukrainian, Romanian, African melodies as motley rings on the pivot - rock music. This eclectic and harmonious cocktail has a special invigorative effect.
Domestic price: 249.83UAH, International price: $22.92USD

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