Album Review: Zavoloka – Amulet

The Breakdown

....An emotive listening experience that evokes a feeling of a place in time where the past and future intertwine....

Ukrainian folk instruments dissolve into abstract psychoactive sounds from the improvisational universe. The meditative engine of multi-instrumental music drives the magical means of influencing perception. This is the sonic amulet, which is decorated with radiant tones and the colorful ceremonial musical outline. Mythological music is spirited by epic historical times and ideas of freedom, dignity, and bravery. The acquired knowledge of ancient generations is infused into the present tense and crystallized into the art of liberation.


Transform pain into gratitude, fear into love, rage into action, self-importance into empathy, fatigue into inner peace, anxiety into courage, and hatred into strength. Say „no“ to darkness and direct the light on it, disagree to compromise with yourself, create on the destroyed, free yourself from stipulations, believe in wonders, burn and resurrect free. Always remember your own path to walk.

And plant the blossoming cherry tree in the funnel from the bomb on the heart. Dedicated to free Ukraine – Zavoloka

Verdict: A wonderful collection of work that combines ambient shimmering soundscapes with techno/leftfield beats. The pieces soar through an ethereal world created by Zavoloka as she guides us through with carefully structured percussion. The use of traditional folk influences through the melodies and sounds creates a natural earthy element that brings a warm emotional balance to the compositions that blend perfectly with the synthetic produced electronica. An emotive listening experience that evokes a feeling of a place in time where the past and future intertwine.

Track List:

1.Stezhka 04:58
2Amulet 04:49
3.Snaga 05:44
4.Prosvit 05:15
5.Vira 05:27
6.Mitsni 04:12
7.Sich 03:26
8.Vyzvil 05:07
9.Tsvit 02:56

Out Now: Music | Zavoloka (

Previous Gallery and Setlist: George Ezra, 3Arena, Dublin, 08/03/2023
Next Live Review: The Lathums / The Dream Machine - Northumbria University, Newcastle 07.03.2023

1 Comment

  1. March 9, 2023

    Wow! Thanks for reviewing and bringing to my attention!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.