Music from the anti-nuclear movement: International

Laka has a large collection of music (on vinyl, LPs & Singles and on CD or even VHS and Music Cassettes) supporting the anti-nuclear struggle. Most of these recordings are documenting a specific struggle in a specific era and location, and are living documents of that decennia long struggle. We’re focusing on officially released music, but if appropriate added some digital content too. Music is part of Laka's 'special collections' - the culture of the international anti-nuclear movement - which also includes a large collection of anti-nuclear songbooks, posters and graphic novels. If you have anything to add, want to make a contribution or an inquiry about a specific record, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Various Artists
CherNObyl. Endless Tragedy
CD, 1996

Released at the tenth anniversary of the nuclear disaster, this CD holds 45 tracks of music and spoken word. The CD is split into two sections; music that is often interspersed with dialogue and interview excerpts from activists that are "woven" together. This together with art in the enclosed booklet, makes this an ambitious project. The booklet has apart from the lyrics also short biographical essays on a number of the activists, including Noam Chomsky, Manuela Krauter, Harvey Wasserman and Anna Syomina from the Ukrainian NGO Mama-86. In a short interview with Jello Biafra, he discusses the need for people to tune out inflammatory rhetoric and find ways to work together for the common good.

Various Artists
Anti-nuclear power music compilation - 22th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Double CD, 2008

KEEP IT FROZEN - Anti-Nuclear Music Compilation 22th anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - April 26, 1986, Pripyat, Ukraine, produced by kifrecording April 26, 2008. The 2-CD compilation features artist and projects from: United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Macedonia, Belarus, Ukrania, Lithuania, Norway, Italy, Serbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Australia, Antartica. kif's thanks to artists and projects involved in this work and to you for checking it out!! Keep it Frozen was a shortlived label for noise and experimental electronic music.
(Still available for download at

Various Artists
Remember Chernobyl 1986-2011
Double CD, 2011

For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records [Ambientaria Records is a netlabel devoted to the promotion of quality Dark Ambient music] has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, for a Compilation project which was released on April 1st, 2011.
This is a Charity Dark Ambient Compilation whose benefits will be reversed to the renowned NGO ‘Chernobyl Children International’, in order to help Children still suffering from radioactivity-related diseases… The Chernobyl Children International (CCI) was established in 1991 in the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in 1986. CCI is one of the leading international NGO accredited charities at the forefront of development work in Belarus & Ukraine.
(Available for download.)