No, that price is not a typo. Yes, this is a CD box set of nature sounds, no music included. And, unlike many other "budget" CDs, where you definitely get what you pay for in terms of sound quality, the recordings on these discs are clear and beautiful. If you like nature sounds but don't have a lot of cash, you can pick this box up for the price you would normally pay for ONE disc!
The discs in the box are called "Tropical Rainforest," "Bayou," "Jungle Talk," "Wilderness River," and the sampler. Each features sounds from the particular place described; the sampler includes a short piece from each of the discs plus some others in the "Echoes of Nature" series. It's hard to pick a favorite, but "Bayou," with its bird songs, rumbling alligators, and memorable finale (a frog chorus set against a distant evening thunderstorm) is especially evocative. "Jungle Talk" is great too, but be aware that it is not for relaxing, especially when the howler monkeys start roaring!
Listen and enjoy!
With her latest, multivalent ECM New Series album, Meredith aimed to address ecology and climate change, she says: "Believing that music speaks more directly than words, I worked to make a piece with a fluid, perceptual field that could expand awareness of what we are in danger of losing. On Behalf of Nature is a meditation on our intimate connection to nature, its inner structures, the fragility of its ecology and our interdependence." Voices and instruments have equal weight: sometimes each is heard alone; sometimes they are blended to form a new, mysterious sound; sometimes they are combined to create intricate, layered, yet transparent sonic landscapes.
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