German pressing (Schallplattenfabrik Pallas), heavy black 180g vinyl, HQ Audiophile LP.
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Vopli Vidopliasova have not only released a full-fledged album after a 7 - year break (although during that time they released singles and the mini-album "Lado", as well as the joint album with Les Podervyansky, and solo projects by Oleh Skrypka) – VV have released something significantly different in the musical, conceptual sense. Even though "Wonderful World" seems to continue the trend of combining rock aesthetics with ethnics – now it sounds different. It sounds as if the band was able to rethink and synthesize all the previous studio and concert groundwork, to expand the scope of perception – thus, when Oleh Skrypka defines this new piece as "velvet symphonic punk", that is not that much of an exaggeration. Moreover, the band's involvement in this album is far from just nominal – these are full orchestrations, interesting arrangements that have really enriched the overall picture. Also, it is perhaps VV's most diverse album in the sense of stylistic inclusions: rock, punk, dub, rock and roll mixed with the Ukrainian melodies and decorated with oriental motifs – the words, perhaps, sound usual, but it is worth listening to the music. By the way, Skrypka's performance style has also undergone some transformations – sometimes it is even difficult to recognize him. In short, it is interesting – and nice that VV have managed to take another step forward.