Augmented reality disc to be released for 35th Chernobyl anniversary

For the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the producers of the album Sounds of Chernobyl, which brought together Ukrainian and international musicians, are announcing a concert where they will present a vinyl record and another clip of the project from an international artist, as well as a presentation of a documentary about the project.

Due to quarantine, the date of the concert is not yet known or if it will be held offline, online or in mixed format. 

The collectible LP will have an augmented reality cover and a transition to the Chornobyl App.

When you hover your smartphone over the cover, the photos of the musicians will come to life, and the artists will share their impressions of the trip to the exclusion zone.

Each composition of the disc is based on sounds typical for the zone from the “Sounds of the Chernobyl” audio library: the crackle of a dosimeter, the creak of a Ferris wheel, the noise of a red forest, echoes, sounds recorded inside the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

It is known that all project participants will perform at the concert – the Icelandic group GusGus, the Ukrainian group KAZKA, the famous techno DJ – Bjarki, the beatboxer Dub FX, the French group, Grammy nominee, TELEPOPMUSIK, as well as Sergey Mikhalok and Alexander Chemerov, “Vagonovozhatye”, ATOMIC SIMAO and solo performers Stasik and KRUTЬ.

The project “Sounds of the Chernobyl” was organized by the team of Ukrainian artists ARTEFAC, in order to rethink the Chernobyl catastrophe, which touched millions of people, through the work of various talented musicians, said art curator and producer of the project Valeriy Korshunov.

The album has over 1.2 million views on YouTube and over 1 million views on Facebook.

The project started in 2018. The following year, world famous beatboxer Dub FX, headliner of ATLAS WEEKEND 2019, visited the exclusion zone, where he recorded a song about Chernobyl. In 2020, international and Ukrainian artists joined the project. 

The album already has over 1.2 million views on YouTube and over 1 million views on Facebook.

The presentation of the album took place in October 2020 – during the music marathon, songs and clips of artists appeared on the website of the Sounds of the Chornobil project.

The project was implemented by the company “Avalanche Concert” in partnership with ARTEFAC and with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

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