Old songs from steppes recorded a'capella; plenty of voices, wealth of harmony, space; authentic manners and archaic techniques of traditional singing. The material represents the essence of Ukrainian folklore and became the first (but not last) Koka's spiritual feast. Hilka is an exceptional ensemble. The musicians travel from village to village, collect ancient songs and learn the old singing techniques in order to reproduce it in the way it was done in old times. This results in material which is not similar in any way to folk transformed and produced by other bands using folklore only as an influence. "Hilka" doesn't use folklore to adopt it to something else or to make it more melodic, smoother and polished. They don't just reconstruct it, they help this music to survive through the "civilisation process".