POETY is a strong and sound, but at the same time – multi-layered project by Solomiya Chubay. It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of her father – and it is a tribute to our other iconic poets, those now alive and those in other world. Therefore, not only Chubays' lyrics and voices are heard here: Ukrainka
. On the one hand, it's rock music as it is – and that's why Jalapita plays. On the other, the symphony sound by the Rockoko band and the INSO-Lviv
orchestra, and the jazz-rock Ihor Hnydyn
on drums add a completely different dimension to the sound and the aesthetics in general. In fact, it is almost a rock opera: the songs follow each other so harmoniously that one even aspires to discover a transversal plot in the lyrics as well. And, perhaps, it is worth trying: it will be your individual line of meaning. Besides, this is the family voice of the Chubays – just compare the intonations of Solomiya
, and Hryhoriy
. But at the same time, it is looking for and germination of one's own voice. In the end, just as it was bequeathed by the father.. And yet – this is a testimony to poetry, which happened not only due to, but also despite of. And that knows how to be different – harsh, tender, transparent, deep, life-giving. Alive. For us – if we are alive. If we are able to listen and hear.
The publication consists of a 28-page mini-book (hardcover) and a CD. The book contains all the lyrics that sound on the disk. Note! In this version of the release, all the lyrics in the book are presented translated into English.
Type of the edition: hard cover
Format: 135x125 mm
Number of pages: 28
The same edition with a book in Ukrainian you can find here