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Esthetic Education. Face Reading. /digi-pack/

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Esthetic Education. Face Reading. /digi-pack/
May be it is important that long ago two of them were the members of the group Okean Elzy. May be it is important that one of them is a Belgian. May be something else is important for those who are interested in history. But for those who are interested in events that are going on just now, something different will be important, for example, music. If it is so, here there is something to be heard. And even if one immediately casts the sphere of comparative analysis aside, all the same it is possible to say that it is interesting and a few groups in Ukraine perform such music. What a pity! The cultivation of taste must simply be carried out - it must continue, and it must be carried out not in a separate point of space or in the framework of a certain musical style or trend. In this connection it is pleasant not to define specifically a certain style of music performed by these preceptors. And now, as I have promised myself not to compare them with anybody, I have nothing to do but to stress that this music is worth while listening to, at least worth trying to listen to, because a lot of interesting ingredients are mixed in this vinaigrette. It tastes good. And even if it seems that this review is not emotional enough, take it easy - I am just in such a mood. As for music, it is worth while listening to this disc for several times. Actually, it is what I am doing now.
Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Publisher: Ukrainian records
Catalogue number: 0601415120422
Year: 2004

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Esthetic Education

Domestic price: 184.43UAH
International price: $16.92USD
CD1
1. Mp3Gonzo the clown
2. Mp3Beautiful
3.  War
4.  Mr President
5.  Sweet Jesus
6.  Horrible Disaster
7.  Paris la nuit
8. Mp3Guravli i korabli
9. Mp3Love
10.  Get yourself together
11.  I would die for you
12.  Walking in the forest
13.  Thank you
  Bonus
14.  Love (video version)
  Video
15.  Love
 Total playing time: 57:59

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

Domestic price: 184.43UAH
International price: $16.92USD
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Sheetel. Mr. White. /special edition, digi-pack/.


..it sounds as if somewhere at a rather strange intersection of indie/alt-rock/dark cabaret, without going into any of these territories explicitly, fully. And this is how, one step away from the clear line, they are forming their own space: broken, stormy and muffled, painfully sharp and seemingly conscious of its mirages.
Domestic price: 253.75UAH, International price: $23.28USD

Blooms Corda. Fog Lavender. /mini-pack/.


A good melodic and rhythmic foundation, several invited musicians and more than a dozen instruments, warm weirdness, a sense of intimacy of what is happening Danylo managed to preserve and combine fragile tenderness of the space, unobtrusive confidence of the instrumental lines, the somewhat notched singing..
Domestic price: 206.23UAH, International price: $18.92USD

Postman. Everything Is New. /digi-pack/.


Postman reserves the right, being a participant of certain events, to step into the shadow behind the light boards and become an observer. A light man. The one who asks: why? at what price? what for? The one who answers: in the turmoil of trifle things, in random intersections, in uncertain movements of our hearts we remain ourselves..
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Postman. Being High. /mini-pack/.


..In musical terms, this is clearly stemming from what Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, and others were doing some long time ago. Stemming from but not copying, it is just that in Postman's songs there are the same ease and the content that make it possible to anticipate the extra depth, without any prejudice to the beauty.
Domestic price: 144.75UAH, International price: $13.28USD

5 Vymir. Novi imena. /mini-pack/. (New Names)


..this is a marker album and thoughtful preparation for the next step at least, it sounds like that. Indie rock in Ukrainian is still not the mainstream in Ukraine, but 5 Vymir is just one of those bands that are able to change this situation for the better there is enough musical and literary sense, charismatic manifestations, and they are not lacking ambitions. Let them just not stop..
Domestic price: 144.75UAH, International price: $13.28USD

5 Vymir. Mistolinia. /super-pack/. (CityLine)


The first studio album by 5 Vymir is like a rough mixture of the psychedelia of the 70s and the Brit pop of the 90s, inspired by our local dreamlike lifestyle, but flavored with a green, bouncy charge of sound (and it's not about sounding) insolence. It turns out to be very atmospheric..
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

The Elephants. Colors. /premium, eco-pack/.


Brevity, clarity of lines, softness of accents sometimes even on the edge of being toylike. Transparent, like light shade. Add a bit of a bare nerve and this would be "disruption" music, but for the time being The Elephants offer indie-pop-tronic with elements of fabulousness. And they do it so that one wants to believe it.
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Odyn v kanoe. Odyn v kanoe. (2CD). /digi-pack/.


..the debut album by "Odyn V Kanoe." At one breath, on one wave, unhurriedly and swiftly at the same time. This band managed to somehow unobtrusively enter the group of quiet sensations in the Ukrainian scene of recent years. What is the secret? Maybe, the depth of the eyes and no masks..
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Vivienne Mort. Rosa. (EP). /mini-pack/.


..this music it saturated with some pristine but conscious magic. Vivienne Mort do not force themselves to release long-plays but you would never say that their releases are unfinished, incomplete. On the contrary these are really holistic, non-accidental expressions. Concise, yes but is it a vice?
Domestic price: 206.23UAH, International price: $18.92USD

Sergey Babkin. #neubyvai. /digi-pack/. (#donotkill)


It's nice when a musician has something to say. The value of what is said is not determined by its amount, of course, but more than 70 minutes of high-quality music that's still good. And Babkin produces quality both in his music, in lyrics.
Domestic price: 140.83UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Pianoboy. Take Off. /premium edition, digi-pack/.


..intertwining love for the music of the 1960-70s, and the ability to speak modern, at the intersection of styles. With the taste for styling tricks to speak one's own language. Actually, Pianoboy manages to combine in one bottle magnitude and seclusion, intimacy.
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YouCrane. Again. /digi-pack/.


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

YouCrane. Koly my budem znajomi. /digi-pack/. (When We are Acquainted)


At first glance YouCrane just perform quality pop-rock with a variety of electronic admixtures. But, as known, the devil is in detail to which the band definitely pays a lot of attention. Therefore, that results in a rather peculiar and interesting atmosphere, in which the positive charge does not block the sun for indie moods.
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Sergey Babkin. Sergevna. /digi-pack/.


A powerful work as expected. In terms of the music colorful, with interesting arrangements, careful consideration of each track. No "pass-through" pieces one can hear that. Voluminous, "visual" music it feels like you can touch it with your fingertips, taste, and inhale its aroma...
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Voanerges. Tsilyuschy Rock Drevnyoho Kyeva. (The Healing Rock of the Ancient Kyiv)


...this music contains so much energy that it definitely leaves no room for indifference. Somewhere, it mesmerizes with art-rock passages, somewhere it shamans with dusky rhythms, somewhere adds a plenty of folklore patterns. And we should specifically mention that apart from the Ukrainian language, the Old Slavonic one sounds here.
Domestic price: 260.73UAH, International price: $23.92USD

Okean Elzy. Supersymmetry. /re-edition, digi-pack/.


Pay attention at the title of the album it displays its content and its essence very well. The composition of the album and every of its songs, as well as their forms and content, strive to logical harmonicity, adjustedness of every musical move, every note.
Domestic price: 122.95UAH, International price: $11.28USD

DOK. DVA. /digi-pack/.


"Brutal pop power" so they call it. But there is a great temptation to also add other words: post-rock plus acoustic acid jazz with trip hop education something like this, probably. However, all these names do not contradict each other because music like this as it is means going beyond the limits of specific style...
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Voanerges. Boogaj Boogie.


This is already the third official studio album by "Voanerges" and it seems to be the most complete, fully mature one. The fully jazz solos, trip-hop, funk trends, the archaic manner of singing, ska moods all of that is here. However, these things are performed precisely therefore, they are perceived exactly as beautiful decorations, not as a way of showing off.
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Skryabin. Striptease +. (re-edition). /digi-pack/.


...the songs lyrics gain even more weight this is an interesting and significant element, indeed. In them, skepticism, sarcasm, unwillingness to defend human weaknesses are combined and the ability to feel true devotion to what you mock at. And on the intersection of these vectors, there unexpectedly appears some unusual, cool and tart, but warmth.
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Viy. Yshov ja nebom. /digi-pack/. (I Was Walking in the Sky)


...these musicians have always preferred travels deep inside. This time as well if one wishes, he/she can discern in the fresh songs by the group political pamphlets and just a poignant evaluation of our historical nowadays. And if one does not it is quite possible to let it go, because their symbolism is obviously deeper than the waves of our routine..
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Dymna Sumish. V krajini iljuziy. /digi-pack/. (In the Country of Illusions)


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U.RA. Radiosny. (RadioDreams)


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Johnny Bardo. Basket Case. /digi-pack/


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