Maryan Pyrozhok (Pyrih) - musician, poet and artist, together with his fellow musicians (Batih), presents the musical and poetic project "Pyrih and Batih''. The goal of this project is to raise the Ukrainian poetic layer to the next level, socially canonizing poets and popularizing the Ukrainian language through various musical genres. Pyrih also interprets Ukrainian translations of folk songs from around the world, in particular the Icelandic saga "Song of Asbern".
In the concept of the project, Batih (Eng. Translation - ‘’Whip’’) acts as an artifact of the dramatic past and cultural heritage of Ukraine. At the same time, in the hands of musicians, the Whip turns from an instrument of punishment into an instrument of enlightenment, and in such a way that a mark remains in the memory.
The visual style of the project (made by Maryan Pyrozhok) is presented in the language of symbols and signs, and is an integral part of it. This coded writing and anonymous antisocial slang imposes allusions to the mystical interpretation of the world.
Link to video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBIOfYR3kb8
Palindrom is a prominent music project of Stepan Burban from Lviv, Ukraine. Stepan Burban (born September 1, 1994, Lviv) is a Ukrainian rapper, singer, composer, director and music producer. He is often presented as one of the most talented and critically acclaimed artists of the new wave of Ukrainian music.
Stepan plays with his childhood friend Igor Khorkavyy (artist Montesquieu) in the Palindrom live band. In 2021, Palindrom performed at numerous Ukrainian festivals in Kyiv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Lviv.
Due to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Stepan could not release his new album at the intended time. Instead, he published several songs as a "War Diary" and performed at charity concerts in Lviv and Dnipro. The new album "Invented in a Queue" was released on September 1, 2022. The album became a kaleidoscope of meetings and topics that fill Stepan's life and radiate hope. The album "Invented in a Queue" is now being presented in a concert tour in the cities of Ukraine.
Link to Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmxW2TDDyvE