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The Ukrainians. Respublika.

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The Ukrainians. Respublika.

The music of this album may be defined as folk-punk, though such definition doesn’t have pretensions of being complete. The overwhelming majority of songs are Ukrainian folk songs known to everybody. But you may never have heard them being performed in such a manner so far. If we mix this cuisine up on hard and forceful guitar reefs, as well as on violent drums, we will get a cocktail that blows up right before our eyes. To be exact, it blows up between our ears. Everything that remains of the head cannot be restored again, and let’s forget about it. In order to obtain a new vision, one should reject the old one – this music easily ruins stereotypes and at the same time proposes new ones. These are the doors outwards, which you close behind yourself – and it depends only on you what you will see outside after that. To my mind, there are a lot of interesting things there.

Anton Jozhik Lejba (Hedgehog)


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The Ukrainians

Domestic price: 152.60UAH
International price: $10.90USD
1. Mp3You deceived me (Ty Zh Mene Pidmanula)
2. Mp3Anarchy in the UK (Anarkhiya)
3. Mp3Three red roses (Chervona Rozha Troyaka)
4. Mp3The pine tree was burning (Horila Sosna)
5.  The Lasso (Arkan)
6.  You can see the village (Oi Vydno Selo)
7.  Srebrenica
8. Mp3The maple tree stood at the water's edge (Stoyit Yavir Nad Vodoyu)
9.  On the hill (Oi Na Hori)
10. Mp3Pretty Vacant (Tsilkom Vakantnyy)
11.  The broad River Dnieper roars and moans (Reve Ta Stohne Dnipr Shyrokyy)
12.  Let's fill up our drinking cups, brothers (Nalyvaimo Brattya)
13.  Oh Ukraine (Ukraino)
14.  Haj Zhyve (God Save The Queen)
15.  Anarchy in the UK (acoustic)

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

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Brutto. Roki. /digi-pack/. (Rocky)

Life is hard – and these songs will not help one escape. On the contrary – they will help one to face it standing straight, looking it in the eye. "Fight for her", Zhadan wrote once. She is – the land, the destiny, the blood, the freedom.. The love, sure – with all the abysses and apexes of its meanings. The album sounds like a clenched fist, until the last track..
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Gogol Bordello. Pura Vida Conspiracy.

...cocktails by Gogol Bordello become more transparent. Not so much quiet, rather – more considered, balanced internally. It seems to be a carnival of weird masks, behind which the simple idea lurks: no one makes you agree to everyday mediocrity. You can do it – otherwise.
Domestic price: 222.60UAH, International price: $15.90USD

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: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

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: 256.20UAH, International price: $18.30USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Krayina mriy. /anniversary release, digi-pack/. (Land of Dreams)

Any music, if there is place for ethnic motives, moods in it – changes forever, and changes the listener. For the best. Because such music acquires new dimensions of depth, it is connected with the important and irreplaceable space – in which the root of culture and worldview of that or another people lives.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Khvyli Amura. /anniversary release, digi-pack/. (Waves of Amour)

It is hard to say for sure why is it so popular: either by their energetic music or by their nice lyrics or just because of charismatic Oleh Skrypka. But they are super popular - this is for sure. This album is next step forward.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Buly den'ky. /anniversary release, digi-pack/. (There were those days)

This album as if involves time into reverse movement. It represents qualitative Ukrainian alternative rock-and-roll – such as it would be 20 years ago if ideology, finance, quality of equipment, etc. allowed that. It reminds all ideas and feeling that were important – and lets the past free, says goodbye to it.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

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

The album "Abo Abo" is a concert record made in France at the "Eurockeens de Belfort" festival as long ago as in June, 1991. But not only. This is also the first compact disc of the group – previous records were published on cassettes. In addition, it was released abroad – a rare bird for those times, we should say.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Perkalaba. !chydro /digi-pack/

Perkalaba unexpectedly, without any announcement produced its third album. Well, and it was right to do that – it has been long time already that we've been willing to hear something new from the spheres of absurd folk, and Perkalaba still stays virtually the main Ukrainian guide in the wilderness of these unexplored paths and ladders.
Domestic price: 236.60UAH, International price: $16.90USD

Serhiy Zhadan, Sobaki V Kosmose. Sportyvnyy klub armiji. (Sports Club of the Army)

...Consequently, we have in one pot epatage, sarcasm, philosophy, lyric poetry, ska, reggae, punk, folk singing and just drive – both in words and in music. And if you prefer not too trimmed art – this is the album that should not miss your attention.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

The Yurcash. Menuets. Tjulpany V TselaFani. (Menuets. Tulips In CellaPhane)

Yurcash really was not going to disappoint all those whom he managed to surprise so positively. The second album is also a sort of a "hodgepodge" of different, almost incompatible styles and moods, from hardcore to acid chanson. Though, there are now fewer "heavy" music remarks – however, it does not seem to be a severe loss. And the banter in the texts – has become more varied, diversified.
Domestic price: 382.20UAH, International price: $27.30USD

Brem Stoker. Chysto Ekolohichno. (Just Ecologically)

Actually, today this cocktail contains even more joyful mood and mockery – both at themselves and at everything around. Well, and good moods in combination with rock-n-roll punk and city folklore – yields as a result the wonderful energy drink allowed for consumption at any age.
Domestic price: 166.60UAH, International price: $11.90USD

Vinky. Ruta-M'yata.

...the first album is a convincing evidence of the fact that this group is capable of making experiments deeply and finely through mixing ethno, acid, trance, rock and fly-agaric and at the same time remembering the taste. Still, even the vocal singing deserves your attention, to say nothing about the rest of music...
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Perkalaba. Hovoryt' Ivano-Frankivs'k. (Ivano-Frankivsk Speaking)

Perkalaba has managed what seems impossible – to merge folk-ska and psychedelics, not forgetting about banter as well. Both in music and in the lyrics. Movement in this direction took place before, but now it has acquired even brighter, more expressive features. And this, you know, takes you away. If it goes on...
Domestic price: 264.60UAH, International price: $18.90USD

Vopli Vidopliassova. Buly den'ky. (There were those days)

The group "VV" has recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their creative life – and have released a new album. The age is respectable not only for a group – even for a person it is already quite a lot. One can – and should – sum up some results and draw conclusions. Actually, the album "There Were the Days" has become this kind of summarizing.
Domestic price: 194.60UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Reviews (14)

  , Manchester, United Kingdom
13-10-2008 15:57

OK I'm the wrong side of fifty Ukrainian speaking second generation... I bet my blood is the same colour as yours!!... I've been brought up on Ukrainian music which could not be suppressed by other countries... I've grown up with the Beatles Hendrix Led Zepplin etc etc...My mother in law (80 plus) from Ukraina foot taps to this group... my youngsters (if you call 23 youngsters) love it ...this wrenches your feelings back to Ukraina... it thumbs its nose to convention... excellent ... spirited... captures the essence of Ukeys

  , Peterborough,
26-08-2007 16:05

Ukrainian folk songs in punk-rock version. Well known punk songs of Sex Pistols in Ukrainian language...sounds strange? But these guys really know how to do it!!! It is really cool!!!

  Михайло , Київ, Україна
21-04-2007 20:56

Ця група найкраще за всіх виконує народні пісні (звісно якщо не рахувати класичне виконання)! Впершу чергу це стосується музики, оскількі наші "зірки" полюбляють співати пісні під синтезатор і звісно після цього від української пісні там нічого не залишається й слухати стає бридко.

Як на мене одним із гарних послідовників цього гурту є вітчизняні Гайдамаки.

  , Мостиська, Україна
22-03-2007 09:22

Все нормально Я задоволений .Ці компакти я давно шукав і знайшов. Добра музика трохи коштує але нема нате ради.

  Nik , Sweden
20-02-2007 14:17

Very nice, good versions both of Ukrainian folk and British punk in Ukrainian. Since the group are second generation Diaspora Ukrainians from England, this combination of Ukrainian folk and patriotic songs with Sex Pistols probably says something of the complexities of growing up in that environment. It would have been interesting to have a chat with the singer.

Duzhe harno, pidtrymuiu,

  Rutger , Greifswald, Germany
26-05-2006 20:03

It's good rock/ska/punk. I heard it very often and always I had fun to listen this music. очен хорошо музику.

  Oleg (UMKA) , Kyiv, Ukraine
29-03-2006 21:16

Ми не пропонуємо платити за скачування. Ми продаємо оригінальні компакт диски.

  Ксюха , Белая Церковь, Україна
29-03-2006 20:46

Шо за хрень. за скачку ше й гроші платить? Булоб шо скачать! отоді понімаю.

  Che , Запорожье
10-03-2006 12:25

Спасибо за альбом!
Не понимаю возражений по поводу цены... где вы купите дешевле?
Где вы вообще купите The Ukrainians?
Советую приобрести себе и друзьям.

  , Kyiv, Ukraine
06-03-2006 18:58

Зверніть увагу, що це диск закордонної групи.

В Великій Британі інші виміри цін, інші гонорари тощо. Навіть така ціна не дозволяє нам вести мову про прибутки - лише про вихід на рівень собівартості.

  Павло , Кременчуг
06-03-2006 17:44

Правда ціни у вас скажені

  , Рівне, Україна
06-03-2006 16:00

А я не куплю диск... Дорого, хай йому грець...

  Юрко , Чикаго
04-03-2006 22:30

Купив нещодавно збірку Украініанз-просто супер.
Такого сильного виконання гопака як у них ще ніколи не чув. Просто дах зриває.

  Valerij , Kyiv
21-09-2005 21:12

При тому що сьогодні в Україні дуже модно грати етнічно прикрашену музику ,
так як це роблять Ukrainians - у нас ні хто не робить. Це не "етніка" , це
просто дуже "українська" музика. Такої сьогодні не вистачає.
Зауважте також пісні Sex Pistols в українському варианті - це зовсім
не "стьоб", звучить зовсім природньо.