This is the complete mix of the music for a recent photo essay video project for Chernobyl 25 years on. Download the MP3: Chernobyl Rain – Greenpeace[audio:http://astronomyrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/Chernobyl-Rain-Greenpeace.mp3|titles=Chernobyl Rain – Greenpeace]
Doing this music was difficult in that it took me into the suffering of these poor people still exposed to the radiation from the site.
The important thing to me was to set the mood without making it too dark or depressing. The subtle melody is based on a traditional Ukrainian folk song, except it is the piano that plays the chords here instead of the (weird Ukranian) guitar.
The Nylon acoustic guitar is also supposed to be a traditional instrument in the area whereas the cello that comes in at the end is just for a change in story, musically speaking.
I wanted to pay some respect to the music of the region.