Field recordings of the Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian islands are home to myriad topical habitats all of which are brimming with lush fauna and a cacophony of natural sounds.
The field recordings used on "Island Lifeforms" were all recorded with a hand held digital recorder, a condenser microphone and a hydrophone and feature the sounds of native frogs, birds, humpback whales alongside the environmental sounds of rainstorms, the ocean, burbling streams and magnificent waterfalls.
The album contains three sonic explorations of Hawaii. The first two tracks: “Lush Days” and “Balmy Nights” take the listener on a journey into the jungle regions and the sounds of life found there. The third track, titled “Humpback Whales in Love” experiments with pitching the sounds of the humpback whale up into the frequency range of the human voice and foregrounds it as if it were a human singer.
29:59 Lush Days
29:36 Balmy Nights
02:57 Humpback Whales in Love
Release Date 3/6/2017
produced by Mystical Sun
cover art by Mystical Sun
Special thanks to Kim Cascone for the generous loan of the hydrophone. https://silentrecords.bandcamp.com
Extra special thanks to the Pacific Whale Foundation for facilitating the Humpback Whale recordings. Please support whale research https://www.pacificwhale.org