Hydras Dream - The Little Match Girl Review (Russian)
"At first glance, the idea to dedicate a whole album of the tale, which is read in five minutes may not seem like very much justified. However Hausswolff and Bye, allegedly armed with a magnifying glass, try to see every moment, and, where required, and did invent the emotional side. For example, one song is dedicated to the episode in which the main character loses his shoes («Losing the Slippers»), and the other - its deathbed visions in which she meets the image of deceased grandmother, takes the girl with him to heaven («Grandma’s Appearance») . One of the most powerful things on the album - «The Little Match Girl»: here musicians with soulful precision depict a portrait of the main character, at the beginning of this tale. Monotonically alarming synthesizer jerky piano duet with xylophones and vague, barely legible sighs Hausswolff most vividly painted in the imagination of a lonely girl image that New Year’s Eve walks barefoot in the snow towards dusk."