Artist: Henry C. Rial
Title: The Chernobyl Mistake
Reviewer: Alex Spalding
External forces have, for seemingly weeks, conspired to make writing new reviews difficult for me. Lack of internet access, the blog going down frequently, other projects eating up my focus… it’s nice to have a little time to write something again! In all my free time I’ve collected several great pieces of music that I’m excited to share with all of you, beginning with this, The Chernobyl Mistake by Henry C. Rial which was released on SP subsidiary SPTOTFSP. Chernobyl was the setting of one of history’s most well-known nuclear reactor meltdown tragedies. I once watched a harrowing documentary about children born after exposure to the immense radiation, and radiation levels in Chernobyl had only recently become low enough that it could be visited again more or less safely.
From the artists’ description of the music: “There is a game called Blood 2: The Nightmare Levels and it came with a nasty suprise: the CIH virus. So I took it upon my self to manipulate it with audacity and make it into a 15 min. droney track. This release once again is made with the raw data that has the CIH virus.”
Yͪ́ͮͨ͊̈́̀i̾̿̏̽͗̉keͫs̃ͮͨ͑!̿̄ͯ ̅̽̌́ͯ͗̓I̅̽ͦ ͊hͨ̓ȍpe͐̅ͤ̔̊ m̴y ̢c̛omput̴e͢r ì͘s ̷̡s̷͠ą͘f͝è͟ ͡f͟r̵̡͞ǫ͟m t̀h̶͢e̴͠ ͏v̀̕҉i̡͝r̶u̢͜s-̢v̀̎̅͊͑̏̌̾ͦ̚͘͟į̡̧͛̇̔̌r̛̀̌̃͘͢͝u̴̢ͭ́̊͗̃ͦͥ̌ͭͫ̀͡s̵̨͋̄̔̅̌ͪ̌̂̃ͭ̂͌̂ͮ̾̏̈͏͟ ͌̏̒̈̈́ͯ̏ͦ͛ͯ̐̅̚̚͡v̑͒͂̃͒̀͜͝i̵͛͛͗ͪ͊̏ͩ̓ͭ̆͗͑̇ͤͥ͊͡ŗ̴͊̇̄̅ͮ͌̽ͦ̈́̒ͦ̀͂ͬ͒̀ȗ̢̐̿ͯ̔ͥͪ͠s̍͋̈́ͯ͢͝ ̍̇ͬ̒̓́̒̈́ͩ̔͏̴̛͟͏v̧̓̑́̐̈̀ͪ̋ͭ̿͐̐ͭͣͩ̃̾͝ī̵̡͌̌̋ͣ̉ͮ̒ͮ́́҉r̸̾̓̉͆͊ͯ̓ͬ̓̉͗̑̚͞u͊ͯͮ̄̒ͯ̃ͤͨͭͫͭͫ̉̎҉͟s̸̢̨̛̃ͬ͆ͫ͒͗̋͌̈́ͭ̚͡
‘The Chernobyl Mistake’ is fifteen minutes in length, very droning and lofi, sounding like wind running through an underground aquaduct. It’s got a nice creepy feel, and you expect a ghost to jump out of your speaker at any moment, frightening your eardrums. On occasion, brief bits of static clips can be heard. A very strange piece of music, perfect for sitting and reading creepypasta, or for putting on during a seance or something!
So, at last, we come to the end of the review… and the obligatory link to the place you can find this short album, something I have a pronounced tendency to leave just below closing remarks such as this…