Monday Music: I love Kryhitka’s new album

Since I got to go to their new year show last night, and got a copy (thanks to Sasha for insisting we all go).

If you’re into Ukrainian music, you ought to know Kryhitka Tsahes. Following the death of Mikhailo Gichan, I guess they lay dormant for a while, until coming back as Kryhitka. Here is just one of the results, off their new album, Recept:

You don’t really get the sense of how great Kasha’s voice is from recordings alone, you have to see the perform live to get the full idea. I like how their songs have this subtle, but biting sense of humour. At the end of an emotional love song last night, Kasha finished with the words, “but being friends is great,” which is exactly the sort of horrible thing you might say to yourself to justify whatever emotional torture you’re going through. It’s both adorable and right on the money.

I loved the set design last night too: “…when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Shos’ na zrazok – Kryhitka
Track 3 – Sigur Rós
Us – Regina Spektor
Love & Harm – Leatherbag
Scenic World – Beirut
I Go To Sleep – Sia
Hard Times – Eastmountainsouth
The Anxiety of a Cloud – 1 Panic
Hollywood Bowl – Adam Green
Lisztomania – Pheonix

2 thoughts on “Monday Music: I love Kryhitka’s new album

  1. 1. Who is He? by Bill Withers
    2. Think I’m In Love by Beck
    3. I Wanna Know Why by Aerosmith (from their last good album, released in 1977)
    4. Love is Just a Gamble by East Texas’ finest, T-Bone Walker
    5. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore by Wanda Jackson
    6. Nuclear Device by The Stranglers
    7. Let’s Take a Walk by Raphael Saadiq
    8. Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man by Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn
    9. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
    10. The Women of Ireland by The Chieftains (used in Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon)

    P.S. Zune gets the gasface for making all of Adam Green’s sardonic output unavailable.

    P.P.S. Happy 2010!

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