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Opium. Molysja na mene. (Pray to Me)

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Opium. Molysja na mene. (Pray to Me)
Officially, this is only the first album by Lviv group "Opium" although, in fact, as many as three albums have been produced during the period of the group's existence. The other thing is that they did not manage to issue the first two ones as full-fledged albums but that is already another story. In any case, the musicians do not lack experience, therefore the present disc does not sound "green" at all. In our time, there is virtually no music, in which influence of this or that group or this or that style were not recognized quite clearly that is a norm. In the end, the genealogy of any modern album can be somehow brought down to at least the 1960s. But "Opium" honestly searches for its own rock language in texts and in music at least, presence of other influences does not really catch one's eye, and this is nice. In our opinion, "Opium" plays simple classic rock and this, you should agree, is not that easy (considering the numerous temptations of those influences). Besides, the song lyrics do not resemble a simple set of rhymes and meter at all the experience lived through, live thoughts and feelings are obviously inlaid into these words. Well, and honest songs, we believe, will always be able to find a grateful listener. Won't they?

Publisher: author
Year: 2008

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Opium

Domestic price: 130.90UAH
International price: $11.90USD
CD1
1.  Doshchem I Piskom
2. Mp3Brat
3. Mp3Dotyky
4. Mp3Ne Potribna Nikomu (Vona)
5.  Neprobachena
6. Mp3Anatomija Bolju
7.  Ja Povernus
8. Mp3Molysja Na Mene
9.  Sohodni Ja
10.  Ti Shcho Ljubljat Rok
 Total playing time: 45:19

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

Domestic price: 130.90UAH
International price: $11.90USD
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SKAY. "!". /digi-pack/. (+ 3D glasses)


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Flit. Odnoznachno! (Definitely!)


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Dalai Lama. the sixth turtle.


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Domestic price: 130.90UAH, International price: $11.90USD

Motor'rolla. Kolorovi sny. (de luxe edition). (Colored Dreams)


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Domestic price: 130.90UAH, International price: $11.90USD

Rura. Moja ljubov. (My Love)


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BioNik. BioNik.


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Domestic price: 142.12UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Pomaranch. ...sche, dlja morjakiv u Niheriji.


Pomaranch is the energy of colour.  It is a cheerful, fresh, flexible, hot, not completely fluid, but quite a pellucid energy.
Domestic price: 152.90UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Motor'rolla. ..sho komu ne jasno?..sche! (..Wut's Not Clear?..Once More!)


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Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Rura. Rura.


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Domestic price: 142.12UAH, International price: $12.92USD

Motor'rolla. Zabavy patriotiv. (Patriots' Fun)


More than 10 years have already passed since the moment of the first release of this album by the way, it then appeared on cassettes. Thus, due to the present second release all fans of Motorrolla have a considerable reason for joy such rarities do not still appear too frequently in our space.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

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