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DISC OF THE DAY
Serhiy Zhadan. Khlibne peremyrja. (Bread Ceasefire)
Zhadan. Bread Ceasefire
Domestic: 141.90UAH
International: $12.90USD
Taras Prokhasko. Tak, ale... (Yes, But...)
Prokhasko. Yes, But...
Domestic: 174.90UAH
International: $15.90USD
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Mad Heads XL

Once there was a band called MAD HEADS. In Ukraine they enjoyed the status of a rock legend for many years, with 4 studio albums, good press, frequent TV appearances and constant live touring. They have also been acknowledged internationally, as a well-known band in the psychobilly scene across the world and #1 of the genre in the whole Eastern Europe. But one day they just got boring with the same sound and the same classic trio (guitar, double bass, drums) line up
And so, in the beginning of 2004, the new project Mad Heads XL was born. The line up was doubled with the powerful brass section (trumpet, trombone, saxophone) and the music drifted in the direction of ska with a touch of swing and Ukrainian folk, becoming something that might come out of Manu Chao, Brian Setzer and Emir Kusturica jam session.
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Mad Heads XL also appeared abroad, with a lot of success, at Rock for People 2005 festival in Czech Republic, not to mention a club tour of Russia. In September 2005 ZYX Music released maxi-CD "Nadiya Yea" in Germany, but the main events with this song were happening in the homeland.
The song "Nadiya Yea" ("The Hope is Here") became one of the biggest Ukrainian hits of the year 2005. From now on, wherever the band was starting to sing it the squares, the stadiums and the concert halls of any size were singing it along. The song appeared in Ukrainian National Radio Top 40 in March and stayed there for 27 weeks (the airplay was so huge, it even appeared in Europe Official Top 100 on 02-04-2005 at the respectful #50). "Nadiya Yea" also got a heavy TV airplay and become very popular. It was followed by 2 other successful video clips and radio hits in Top 40 ("Smereka" spent 7 weeks, "Pisnya Svitla" 14 weeks in the main radio chart of the country), so the debutMad Heads XL album was a predictable bestseller.
The album "Nadiya Yea" was released in the end of October on Comp Music/EMI, so far in Ukraine only, soon proving to be among the bestselling local releases of the year 2005.
During 2004-2005 years the band had several line-up changes. It was originally started by the members of MAD HEADS: Vadym Krasnooky vocal, guitar; Maxym Krasnooky spacebass, Bogdan Ocheretyany drums; and the brass section newcomers: Maxym Kochetov saxophone, Anton Buryko trumpet, Volodymyr Pushkar trombone. By the end of 2004 the band had the new trumpet player Vadym Nikitan as well as the new guy on trombone Valeriy Chesnokov. In summer of 2005, after finishing his studio work on the new album, the drummer Bogdan Ocheretyany decided to leave and was replaced by Volodymyr Zyumchenko.

information, photo from official site: www.madheads.kiev.ua
a new version of official site: http://madheads.kiev.ua/en/main

Albums:

Mad Heads XL. Forever.


In the sphere of music, the group has developed and deepened the stylistics set with the album "There Is Hope" thus, drive has became a bit less hard, but in some respect even more powerful, plastic. But there is also another aspect.Vadym Krasnooky becomes forgive my loose definition a lyrically-cheerful philosopher, and this does impress.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Mad Heads XL. UkrainSKA. /eco-pack/.


The familiar melodies will arise in an updated, sometimes unexpected form, unknown ones will have a chance not to be forgotten. Folk songs in the style of Mad Heads XL, the sound is based on modern ska-punk without clear style limits. Positive, good moods and frantic drive all the best from Mad Heads XL now in folk songs!
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Songs:

Pomaranchevi pisni. (Orange Songs)


These are the songs of the Ukrainian artists which support peaceful Orange Revolution in Kyiv.
Domestic price: 157.30UAH, International price: $14.30USD

The Best Ukrainian Ballads.


Oleksandr Ponomaryov, Mad Heads XL, Ruslana, Arahnofobia, Haydamaky, Yu-RA, Yevhenia Vlasova, Remont Vody, Max Chorny and other performers it is difficult even to imagine a more diverse list of performers. Still, strange though it may seem, all together it looks interesting and is listened to with satisfaction.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Novorichni pisni, abo V ljesu radilas' YOlochka.


A carol song follows a joke, a ballad - reflection follows a carol, something romantic follows a ballad, and again a joke goes, and in the same way one wave follows another, so that theres no time for real sadness.
Domestic price: 119.90UAH, International price: $10.90USD

Winter Tale on M1. World hits performed by Ukrainian stars.


You will hear your favourite songs though they are not Ukrainian, but the world hits of the latest decades. Still it concerns only music, as the lyrics of these songs are Ukrainian after all.
Domestic price: 130.90UAH, International price: $11.90USD

Nova Ukrajina. The Best. (New Ukraine)


There are here a few songs that until now have not been released on discs they could be heard only on the radio, or on TV. There is also here something that practically nobody has heard yet at all but the fans have already long expected for such opportunity.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Nova Ukrajina. The Best 2. (New Ukraine)


Quite a lot of music collections of various rates are released in Ukraine but far not each of them can boast such quality of material as this one. Look at the artists list here, there are mainly the best of the best Ukrainian projects of the recent years. At that, what is characteristic, the style palette in this case covers a very wide range.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Novyy zvuk etnichnoji Ukrajiny. (New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine)


This collection, on the large account, is a successor of the popular series "Nova Ukrajina. The Best" a deserved successor. Based on the title, the disc "New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine" should comprise pieces by the performers whose creativity has a perceptible influence of the Ukrainian folklore either in lyrics or in music. Basically, that is a sort of that.
Domestic price: 163.90UAH, International price: $14.90USD

The Best Ukrainian Ballads. P.3.


See yourself what a wide styles palette is offered by the collection: pop-rock, reggae, art-rock, hip-hop, folk-rock, heavy blues, post-rock... Nevertheless, the disc looks integral there is a certain inner line that truly unites, links such, seemingly, different approaches to creativity.
Domestic price: 141.90UAH, International price: $12.90USD

Braty Hadyukiny. Ya vernuvsya domiv. Tribute. /digi-pack/. (I Have Come Back Home)


The fact that it is a good album I believe, it comes to one's mind right after just reading the list of songs. But one is wrong because everything is much better than good. This CD is full of surprises and true revelations..
Domestic price: 174.90UAH, International price: $15.90USD

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Kazuo Ishiguro. Zalyshok dnya. (The Remains of the Day)
The Remains of the Day
Domestic: 196.90UAH
International: $17.90USD
Angela Nanetti. Mistral.
Nanetti. Mistral
Domestic: 135.30UAH
International: $12.30USD
Bel Kaufman. Vhoru skhodamy, scho vedut unyz. (Up the Down Staircase)
Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase
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An Artist of the Floating World
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International: $17.90USD