Thursday, 19 June 2014


"Chernobyl disaster"
Year:    2014
Country:    Ukraine
City:    Kiev
Artist:    Vadimir Ravcan
Label:    Darker days ahead
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Ambient

RAVCAN or Vladimir is a noise musician who began his creative project in 2010 and since then, he has already recorded the huge amount of long 24 albums plus several tracks on various international compilations. The quality and originality of this Ukranian is so visible, they have collaborated with many other noise musicians such as: Merzbow, Demiurge Urizen, Dao De Noize, SiJ, etc. All his discography has the characteristique to mix soft ambient, drone and space music with sounds hardest which remind noise or even (sometimes) harsh noise. I think in this album the balance between these 2 extremes is almost perfect: not bored ambient, not too much agressive noise. Just a dose of each one. And of course is a kind of vision of that city called Chernobyl, which in 1986 suffered the worst nuclear disaster ever. Here below we added some pics of this city nowadays where is still forbidden to entry, except for touristic visits with a limited time.

RAVCAN adds this very intense and spectral album to its chimerical discography. "Chernobyl Disaster" is an accurate soundtrack to what is left of the decaying and eerie ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and surrounding areas. This album is literally soaked with radiation and is likely to seep out of your speakers and into the room. Ambient textures of reverb remind almost of a gassy tone of a broken geiger counter. Various artists are featured on almost every track including the likes of SiJ, RMSS Systems Inc., Morbid Silence, Merzbow, Creation Six and Dao De Noize. The intention of the album was captured the metallic old industrial sounds mixed with soft and "moderate" noise and ambient or dark ambient landscapes, it depend of the track. The result I think is more than enough, and we can to affirm RAVCAN did one of its best recordings. Apart music, another good and positive point of RAVCAN is that the artist use to put all his musical creation avaible totally free in different net-platforms such as: Bandcamp, Archive. org, VK, Lastfm, etc. From here we want to thank the artist for this important detail: to share culture with everybody with no borders no money. Very good work no doubt.
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Here below of "zero zone" of Chernobyl disaster.