Gutsul Kalipso play music that they personally name "Guzul-hop" and sometimes define it as a mixture of Bukovyna folklore, hip-hop and jazz. Judging by everything, the All-Mighty Jah has not gone round creative searches of these smiling fighters with his favorable attention either – as a result, a very fanciful but also no less positive music freak has seen the light of the day. Here, in very pleasant proportions, you have a mixture of banter, almost punk poignancy of the lyrics – the frisky nature of Chernivtsy folklore in melodies – bright cheerfulness of the primary ska in the wind section – and friendly relax in the rhythms, which are obviously in good terms with reggae. However, they are in no less good terms with funk – and the general mood breathes freedom, due to which you really remember jazz, though formally there is to trace of it here. But who said that formal signs weight more than subjective feelings? In the end, it is always sheer subjective nature of a person that listens to music and lives through it. And formal analysis is the domain of one's intellect – and has anyone even seen this intellect dancing and raving? While some ordinary listener of Gutsul Kalipso, probably, does exactly that when hearing the music sound – dances and raving. Because their songs can be listened to only in this way – with the whole self. Listen to and smiled at.
Anton Yozhyk Leyba (Hedgehog)