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Roman Kolyada, Anastasia Kolodiuk. KoKo Melange. /mini-pack/.
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Fusion Orchestra. Octagon. /digi-pack/

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Fusion Orchestra. Octagon. /digi-pack/
There is such a place near the city of Sevastopol – it is called the cape Fiolent. The coast there is swift, steep, cut by the sea – and very picturesque. And the sea there... They say that only Greek fishers can see similar beauty behind the window – the water is so transparent that sometimes you want to breathe it. And then it seems to me that it is with breathing of this very great water – salty, free, clean, powerful – that the new disc by Fusion Orchestra is saturated. It is great pleasure – to listen to music that has let in, changed, satiated and breathed out so many bright impressions, lives, roots... When music is wide open – everybody can drink from it, see one's face in it, find in its one's real. Fusion Orchestra very delicately appeals, for example, to Greek, Tatar (and not only) motives – you rather not hear but feel this ethnic constituent, and you feel it so sharply that blood quickens its run, asks for sun and salts... The next instant someone strange comes, rain comes after him, and it sings so that everything around – disappears, dissolves gradually, and only you remain – and rain – and its transparent singing, so comfortably and softly... And then – a new wave, and the oriental wind clings with its mouths to hot tan – and breaks into a tense dance without sides and without the bottom, without hope, and for this reason it – only it, hopeless – will be able to bring you to the shining coast, pass through emptiness. And soon all of a sudden you get in water of the night city, in which thirst and search are more real than houses, people, meetings... In the acid jazz wave each sound has color, every melody – its smell... Yes. As the sea always has a wave or two in store, so the album of "Octagon" – does not get tired of changing faces, moods, tints, break rhythms and ideas of... But behind all that – the strongest water is felt. The one that unites, quenches thirst, washes. The one without which life is impossible. At least, here.

Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Sergey Bogdan – acoustic guitar
Eugene Popov – piano, guitar (6)
Pavel Voronezhsky – bass
Denis Melnikov – drums, percussion
with:
Lolita Poltavska – vocals (3)
Yuri Didyk – percussion (7)
Anton Yermolov – programming (6)

Publisher: author
Year: 2006

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
Fusion Orchestra

Domestic price: 151.73UAH
International price: $13.92USD
CD1
1. Mp3Dance (Tanok)
2.  Unexpected Guest (Neochikuvanyj Hist')
3. Mp3December Rain (Hrudnevyj Dosch)
4. Mp3Jadido (Dzhadido)
5.  Black Bagel (Chornyj Bublyk)
6. Mp3Mayan Loom (Tkac'kyj Verstat Majja)
7.  Russia (Rus')
8.  Forgotten Feelings (Zabuti Pochuttja)
 Total playing time: 51:18

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

Domestic price: 151.73UAH
International price: $13.92USD
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Volodymyr Solyanyk, Mykola Oorzhak, Serhiy Khmelyov. Tanets i zvuk orla. /digi-pack/. (The Dance and Sounds of an Eagle)


..the album is not free improvisation for keyboards, but – a space of co-creation in the ethno-jazz spirit. Space so deep, versatile – there is enough magic of rhythms, and magic of silence, not to mention the fact that Oorzhak's throat singing  inevitably adds very characteristic colors.
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD

Anton Pyvovarov. Lemkian Suite. /digi-pack/.


..the fact that a Kyivite turns to Lemkian songs is unexpected and interesting. The musicians are very caution about the authentic material, they do not shutter the songs’ architecture. Instead, they delicately unwrap and decorate the main lines, having arrived in their arrangements at a certain common denominator for the generally diverse plays..
Domestic price: 184.43UAH, International price: $16.92USD

Marinita. Marinita. /digi-pack/.


Marinita is, in fact, Maryna Zakharova, who was the heart of the very original project Anno Domini. So, Marinita is a certain development to the story, testing herself in a new, even more open format: with the opportunity to collaborate without any special linking to a certain composition. The debut album under the new name...
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

ShockolaD, Ewa Novel. Nova. /digi-pack/.


..the circle is closed for them to reach something new: from the initial composition, only Anastasia Litvinyuk and Ihor Hnydyn have stayed, the rest of the lines are within responsibility of our Polish brethren led by Ewa Novel. And somehow quite expectedly the band's music has regained its distinct ethno-jazz colors, stepping aside from the previous lounge rails.
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Insight, Nino Katamadze. Yellow.


..And there ever is love for the music – no matter where musicians roam following the quest while working on new material. Yellow. Life-giving. Hot and humid. Warm. Dry and mirage-like. Joyful. Acute. Crumbling. Spicy. Soft. Diverse and – alive... Listen.
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

Acoustic Quartet, Anya Tchaykovska. Krosna. /premium, digi-pack/. (Hoop)


(this disc is an exclusive thing, and you cannot buy it. But you can get it as a present). Living water – that's how this music is heard. And it catches you and carries on the waves, and even over them, and it does not let you freeze – and at the same time it fascinates you as if you stand in the middle of the wind and shine. Total magic, what can I say..
Domestic price: 0.00UAH, International price: $0.00USD

ShockolaD. Schedryi vechir z dobrym jazzom. /re-edition, mini-pack/. (Christmas Eve Wiz Good Jazz)


In its previous album "Pokosy", ShockolaD stepped away from jazz for an almost safe distance – the key definition of the work would be "ethno-lounge". Well, and this time the group seems to have decided to remix all familiar ingredients – both the ethno, and jazz, and acoustic lounge – and, sure, to season it with a few new colors.
Domestic price: 195.33UAH, International price: $17.92USD

Olga Voichenko, Sergey Kapeliushok, Pavlo Shepeta. Spivanochky moi. Ukrainian folk songs. /eco-pack/. (My Songs)


The recording is luxurious – perhaps, one could hardy put it in other words. This is something that so far we have not had: a vocal and instrumental album of Ukrainian folk songs at the intersection of jazz, chamber and symphonic, variety art music (such as, for example, songs by Frank Sinatra or Astrud Gilberto)...
Domestic price: 199.25UAH, International price: $18.28USD

Er.J.Orchestra. The Unicorn. (remastered). /digi-pack/.


This is the third album in the official discography of Er.J.Orchestra. And I really hope that it will be not a stop, not completion of the trilogy, but one of the many pearls on the thread. Such music simply must be incarnated, sound, fill the space – at least because honest beauty, dignity, authenticity live in it...
Domestic price: 242.85UAH, International price: $22.28USD

Insight, Nino Katamadze. Green.


Very transparent, juicy, quiet and confident and yet full of irrepressible life – this is what this work appears like. Stylistically, it continues the trend including the albums "Black" and "Red" – the pure jazz-rock line, with no direct immersions into the lounge or symphonicity. But in a much softer, tender version.
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

Yuliya Roma. Raduysya. Ukrainian carols. /digi-pack/. (Rejoice)


To enrich them with modern colors without destroying the subtle paths of the light joy inherent in Christmas carols and shchedrivkas – which is not an easy task. Since it requires great attention and tolerance. Finally, it just requires love for this music, for the roots – and love that is creative. And it seems – they have succeeded.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

DomRa. Kupal‘s‘ka.


Victor Solomin is virtually the only jazz domra-player in Ukraine, therefore the both of his ethno-jazz projects – "SolominBand" and "DomRa" – have here no immediate analogues just by definition. Besides, "DomRa" can boast two key instruments at once: those are the domra and the vocal, and it is they that provide the "ethnic component" of the sounding here.
Domestic price: 119.03UAH, International price: $10.92USD

Er.J.Orchestra. The Unicorn Live. (2CD).


...each of them separately does not really have almost anything too sophisticated, to say nothing about the superfluous – but these transparent lines interlace so pointedly and charmingly, that an indescribably rich matter of light appears. In the case of Er.J.Orchestra, it is not only about concert improvisations – the issue is discovery and creation of old-new worlds, no less.
Domestic price: 253.75UAH, International price: $23.28USD

Insight, Nino Katamadze. Blue.


...the fact that creation of the concert concept and recording of the album took place in Kyiv, and the sound direction, mixing and mastering of the album was also done by Kyivites – these are no doubt pleasant and significant nuances. To be related to appearance of such music – this is a noble business. Nino Katamadze is just truly – special, and that is the essence...
Domestic price: 129.93UAH, International price: $11.92USD

Igor Zakus, Z-Band. Kolomyyky. /digi-pack/. (Kolomyikas)


"Kolomyikas" is a good album with bright pieces that are able to capture the audience as it is, even without associations with the material it derives from. In the end, there was no "weak link" in the team of the album’s creators. That is, probably, the reason why, without regard to the intense structure, there is within the music fabric – freedom, which makes it possible to breathe deeply.
Domestic price: 166.55UAH, International price: $15.28USD

Fusion Orchestra. Apocrypha. /digi-pack/


Yes, in this music you can still hear well the hot southern sun – but still, on the foreground, you have original cool elegance. And one can feel based on which law the space of the disc is designed: rather not to satiate, but to extend this space as much as possible – but softly.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Yuriy Kovtun. BraviBelli.


...the album at once creates elated, festive mood – but in a surprising way. In the correct way. Because, although about a half of the compositions can hardly be called merry ones – a smile is very expressly felt in them. Somewhere dim, somewhere transparent, somewhere dreamy, somewhere thoughtful – but it is present in each piece, and it warms.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Motion Trio. Pictures from the Street.


It seems to me that none who has at least once heard performance by Motion Trio – and the more so none who has seen it – will ever forget, mix it up with anybody. And the thing is not only original composition – although you will hardly find among performers of jazz, art rock, folk fusion another trio what would consist exceptionally of accordions.
Domestic price: 253.75UAH, International price: $23.28USD

Er.J.Orchestra. On the Hill Again. (special CD+DVD edition). /digi-pack/


Sure, Er. J. Orchestra is one of the most interesting Ukrainian projects in the domain of ethno-fusion today. And not only Ukrainian ones. Actually, this music is so organically intertwined into the world sound fabric – it is impossible to limit it with any borders, geographic or stylistic, etc.
Domestic price: 598.63UAH, International price: $54.92USD

Er.J.Orchestra. Gabrielius. /digi-pack/


Only natural things can be like that – the sea in any weather, a streamlet somewhere in the mountains, the eyes of a horse or a deer, a green greeting of an old willow, a smile of an infant …
Domestic price: 1012.83UAH, International price: $92.92USD

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