Another in the Park South label's Nature Series, this time the combination of nature and people sounds comes in the form of a piano and "forest stream" duet. Unfortunately, the studious engineer seems to have no grasp of how to record a piano and "forest stream" duet properly. While the recording of the piano has the high fidelity it requires, the "forest stream" muddles the sonic landscape by imitating the very feature that modern recording technology has tried so hard to remove: tape hiss. Perhaps it is not that the engineer has no grasp of how to record the stream; perhaps it is just that he lost his recording deck in the drink. Or perhaps it was the pianist who, so flustered with Mother Nature's tape hiss equivalent, insisted that the sound of nature be "enhanced" with the soothing sounds of solo piano.
Nature Series: The Forest Stream Review
by Gregory McIntosh