Even if you do not know the background of the album's creation, it is still worth paying attention to. Because it is definitely quality, nice, non-conventional (just look at the composition: guitar, percussion, string trio). It combines folk lullabies in original arrangements – and authors' ones, with lyrics by Voronko
, etc. And they all sound rather unusual – consider, for example, the baroque echoes – and therefore interesting. Yes, they convey the energy of the family circle, comfort, support – as well as virtually all lullabies of the world, they "program" one for a good life. At the same time, in their sounding, there is certain specific courage, a bit of anxiety, the desire to protect, a solid grain of determination... And there is a reason for that. "Lullabies for Oleksa" is not just a music album as such. This is part of a project for and about autistic children. And Solomiya Chubay in this context is not so much the vocalist of the ethno-rock band "Jalapita", daughter of Hrytsko Chubay, sister of Taras Chubay
, but rather the mother of Oleksa – a boy with Asperger syndrome. The project page says: "Autism is about being different, but not being alien." And this is what the entire album sounds like – different, but vaguely homely.