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Svyatoslav Vakarchuk. Brussels. /digi-pack/.

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Svyatoslav Vakarchuk. Brussels. /digi-pack/.
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The previous solo project by Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, "Vnochi" (At Night), was truly wide-scale it involved dozens of jazz, rock and even classic musicians. And its main highlight was going beyond limits of certain styles, a bright alloy of those very jazz, rock and classics. The album "Brussels", instead, appears almost as a chamber one there are only five creators of it but it also offers something special. This is, so to speak, author rock music in the sense that it blurs, expands limits of the very term "rock music". Not only because there are neat inclusions of other ways of musical thinking. Not only because the project was created by bright personalities conscious musicians, each of them really having something to say. The main thing is that this music is not committed to a certain style, but rather to a certain brand, a quality of expression. So, if for the sake of this quality one needs to add some atypical colors it happens in an easy and natural way. Such a cool simplicity. At the same time it is a team play, in which no one pulls the blanket over himself. Clearly, Vakarchuk as the organizer and inspirer of the project is a certain center of gravity but even this center is not burdensome or straightforward. And this is definitely nice.
Note! This album is also released as a vinyl LP.

Svyatoslav Vakarchuk (lyrics (except for 8), vocals);
D
mytro Shurov (glockenspiel (4), piano, electric piano, electric organs) the former participant of the projects "Okean Elzy", "Esthetic Education", "Zemfira" (the album "Spasibo"); engaged in the solo project Pianoboy;
Max
Malyshev (drums, percussion) one of the best Ukrainian drummers, participated in recording of albums by the majority of popular Ukrainian performers;
Pe
tro Cherniavsky (bass guitars, guitars) primarily known as the "OE" guitarist.
Se
rhiy Babkin (lyrics (8), flute, guitars, vocals).
Music producers of the "Brussels" project are the "OE" keyboardist Milos Yelich and Petro Cherniavsky.

Publisher: Supersymmetry
Year: 2012

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Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Domestic price: 122.95UAH
International price: $11.28USD
CD1
1. Mp3Airplane
2. Mp3Adrenalin
3.  Come to me baby
4.  Doshch
5. Mp3Day meni chystoji vody
6.  Zaplety (u svoji kosy nich)
7. Mp3Ne plach
8. Mp3Zelenyy chay
9.  Tsunami
10. Mp3V ostanniy moment
11.  Moja planeta
12.  De ja
 Total playing time: 44:38

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

Domestic price: 122.95UAH
International price: $11.28USD
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Tanok Na Maydani Kongo. Syla. (The Force)


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Tanok Na Maydani Kongo. Pozhezhi mista Babylon. /re-edition/. (Fires of the Babylon city)


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Boombox. Melomania.


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Okean Elzy. Mira. /re-edition, digi-pack/. (Measure)


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Okean Elzy. Zemlya. /digi-pack/. (Land)


"Land" is a very grand word. But if we put it simple, then this is space for grain where grain dies in order to generate new life. The basis. What everything stands on, where it returns in order to leave again...
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Okean Elzy. Model. /re-edition, digi-pack/.


The first impression of this album is "I do not understand". You should listen to this CD, listen more and more, discovering new and new layers of rhythms, melodies and emotions.
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Okean Elzy. Dolce Vita. Remastered. /re-edition, digi-pack/.


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Hud:mov. Monopol:ja. (Monopoly)


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Okean Elzy. Model.


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Hud:mov. Trampliny.


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