Black Rain Gomel 1986

by Ed Mundio



Made in response to a call out by Naviar Records for the Food of War exhibition " Clouded Lands,"
" a show which aims to raise awareness on the consequences that such catastrophic event brings in people’s culture and everyday life: outcomes that can still be seen and experienced today in this area of our planet.

Naviar’s task is to recreate sounds, atmospheres and moods of one of the areas mostly affected by the disaster: the region of Gomel, in Belarus.

Just 70 miles away from the nuclear disaster, the Gomel region is where the Soviet government used artillery shells filled with silver iodide to make rain clouds that would “wash out” radioactive particles which were drifting towards densely populated cities. Witnesses say that that day in 1986 they saw black rain falling from the sky. The nuclear fallout is said to have caused an 80% increase in disabled births here, and to this day huge areas around Gomel remain uninhabitable. To commemorate this tragedy, musicians are called to reimagine sounds and moods from those days in Gomel, and translate them into sounds."


released March 31, 2017




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