This 45-minute concept recording commemorates the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster that took place in 1986, its global impact and the many victims of the devastating incident.
Dutch recreational music composer and graphic designer Marc van Oers, aka Electronic Sound Project (ESP), has constructed a nearly continuous narrative soundscape in which the fears, drama and hope for the better connected to the event are addressed through accessible music. Neo-classical, lyrical and minimalist styles form the major part of the emotive recording along a symphonic outburst and rhythmic album closer, in which various environmental sounds are implemented to strengthen and express certain scenery listed in the 14 track titles.
I feel the captivating impact is not always consistent and strong in the outcome, but that’s my personal perception. Soundwise I would have preferred a bit more space in the contemporary music, which sounds rather thick and crammed on various places.
As there are no commercial purposes related to ESP’s musical activities, “Chernobyl Disaster” is available as free download from the artist’s website.
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