“Picnic in Tchernobyl” – By Yom: A Hasty Music Review for Folks Trying to Support #Music4Ukraine

Some of you may be trying to support Ukrainian musicians with the #Music4Ukraine Challenge, but maybe you don’t know where to start. I’m here to help. I will be publishing a series of mini blog posts about some of the great Ukrainian music I’ve found and I’ll give tips about the types of listeners I think might enjoy it. If that description matches you, then I hope you’ll dig further into the artist to learn more and share what you find with your music-loving friends!

Picnic in Tchernobyl

By Yom

  • The song starts with a rhythm section that has a raw punk groove until a clarinet unexpectedly comes in with a haunting Eastern European melody.
  • It’s a fully instrumental tune so you don’t have to worry about not understanding the lyrics.
  • Eventually a full rock band enters with heavily bit crushed synths.
  • Overall it has an interesting mix of traditional instruments and industrial electronic sounds that create lush timbres.
  • This song is a great one for people who love the soundtrack to Stranger Things.

Here is a live version from the Yom Official Youtube page.

If you’re looking for other great Ukrainian music I encourage you check out the playlist below. As I find more tunes I’ll add them there and I plan on publishing more “Hasty Reviews” like this to help you find the artist that bests suits your style. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about #Music4Ukraine be sure to check out my Listen for A Cause post.

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Goblin Ears

I'm clinging to my youth by enjoying music as much as I can. Want to join me?

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