playlist artwork#12 this weekBlack Rain (single)

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  • Published: Apr 8, 2009

Doc & Lena Selyanina - Black Rain

Composition, piano & keyboards: Lena Selyanina

Arrangement: Doc & Lena Selyanina

Mix & production: Doc

We (Doc & Lena Selyanina) are currently working on a Hiroshima themed music project under work name Ground Zero. Our initial aim was to get the whole album released for 6th of August - the anniversary of the bombing - but this turned out to be too optimistic. This beautiful and sad adagio was the first track to get ready from the material so we will release this one now for the anniversary, and the rest will follow later. The song is respectfully dedicated to the victims and to the survivors of the bomb.

There is also a music video on this song.

Note: A 24bit / 88.2 kHz FLAC encoded audiophile edition of the song is available as a torrent.

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Feb 9, 2009

Lena really can make piano sing with great patos and emotions. This is a very thoughtfull and emotive moment of contemplating on destruction of life.


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Aug 17, 2009

Doc y Lena es una de las mancuernas musicales màs valiosas que he encontrado en la mùsica. Cada trabajo suyo es una joya. En esta ocasiòn la pieza que presentan (aunque me parece que pudo abarcar màs) es de un dramatìsmo que inmediatamente nos arrastra a la evocaciòn de un suceso que forma parte de la historia oscura de la humanidad. Es una llamada a la conciencia de las cosas que no se pueden seguir repitiendo. Jorgestrada.

Waiting for the rest

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Apr 8, 2009

I just can't wait for the rest of this album. As always lovely piano, and my favourite ambient producer. And I hope, that Lena will sing too. "Oi Da Ne Vecher" made me waiting for her voice in a Doc album. So I wait and wait and wait :)


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Jun 8, 2009

No se si este álbum sea testimonio de su experiencia, pero creo que es la mejor manera de decir, como lo dijo Schiffer: Estoy aquí todavía, vivo y a salvo. “6 de agosto” “Black Rain (single)” : donde autor desborda la necesidad de la recuperación del humanismo concreto, y no abstracto, que describe la deshumanización como una falta de respeto por la vida. Álbum que es un momento de lamentación, de plegaria de mediaciones compartidas entre más de 300 mil almas de las víctimas de la bomba atómica y los que quedan. Es también un álbum de momento de sucesión, de despertar y de compromiso, en el que buscamos la voluntad, tratandose hoy de la posibilidad de un mundo mejor. Gran inspiración musical, pidiendo comprometernos; Este álbum me genera una profunda melancolía, con base al sufrimiento de todas las víctimas de la guerra y de los millones de personas del mundo que se están evocando este momento. “Black Rain (single)”, para crear una armonía que envuelva nuestro planeta, y la tónica de esta armonía es la advertencia, pero tambien un alicente a todos los ciudadanos del mundo a despertar a sus propias responsabilidades con un sentido positivo. Lo presentado en este álbum, es sin duda algúna, perfecta mezcla de sentimiento, arte y espiritualidad! La exposición de la parte técnica queda suficientemente dibujada a lo largo del track, convirtiendolo en arte divulgativo. En definitiva, este single dotado de gran belleza, que apunta a la capacidad infinita que tiene “DOC”, para sorprender a la conciencia humana. Gracias.... EXCELENTE!!!!!!!

Exceptional Moving Master Piece Of The Annihilation Of 90,000-166,000 Innocent People During The Atmoic Bomb Dropping On Hiroshima & Nagasaki During The 2nd World War.

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May 22, 2010

Exceptional, moving, heart rendering, master piece of piano,orchestral,classical music, that is a sad, painful, human cost reminder of innocent people and the casualties of war, that on that very day, back then they lost their lives and the horrendous suffered of all these people who died when the United State of America,during the final stages of the 2nd World War, drop two atomic bombs,one over Hiroshima and the other over Nagasaki,both in Japan. The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima after the dropping of Little Boy. The Fat Man mushroom cloud, resulting from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rises 18 km (11 mi, 60,000 ft) into the air from the hypocenter. After six months of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities the Japanese government ignored an ultimatum given by the Potsdam Declaration. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9. These are the only use of nuclear weapons in war.The target was chosen as Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan's Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. A plausible estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.[ Six days after the detonation over Nagasaki, on August 15, Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Powers, signing the Instrument of Surrender on September 2, officially ending the Pacific War and therefore World War II. Germany had signed its Instrument of Surrender on May 7, ending the war in Europe. The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament.

Good album

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Jan 22, 2010

Really like the sparse piano at the start. I didn't like the entry of the strings so much, but really liked the discordant backing at the end. The thematic building throughout really makes things tense - very effective. As another reviewer said, piano's great too :-) Thanks for sharing! -Angus

Aux victimes d'Iroshima...

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Aug 14, 2009

Lena et Doc nous proposent un adagio à vous donner le frisson par sa qualité. Evidemment j'attends la suite. Bravo et merci à Littlefingers pour la recommendation.

Juste indispensable...

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Aug 14, 2009

... franchement il n'y a pas grand chose à ajouter, si ce n'est que ce single est une initiative qui démontre une fois de plus toute la pertinence des licences CC. Merci Mister Doc...


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Apr 8, 2009

A moment to remember while listening to this awsome piece of musical sensitive expression from our friends. Thank you very much.
Fabrice Gears

Beautiful single but expecting the following

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Feb 4, 2010

3 mns of beautiful but sad music. Hiroshima but I too think about Nagasaki, Tchernobil, Three Miles islands... With hope this music doesn't show the future earth sadness, with hope than Years later will still exists people to listen this great "song". Like daisilys , expecting the whole project Bravo