Club Contact

The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

I posted Pivni by Katya Chilly a few months ago. Since then, the album Ya Molodaya has grown on me to such a degree that that i now think it's one of the best of 2006 so far. It's a simple concept and one that has been attempted with little success by others in the past. She takes traditional Ukrainian folk songs and adds an electro-pop backing. It's something that could sound crass or gimmicky but as the flowery words of point out "in this case glass and metal constructions do not destroy flax and wooden aesthetic ". Part of its brilliance undoubtedly stems from the astonishing purity of her voice, almost enough to render any other instrument incidental. The class with which the arrangements are handled is a bonus.

Katya Chilly - Krinichenka

Katya Chilly - Vishen'ka


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