The Columbia River label knows how peaceful falling asleep in a rain forest can be. Their immaculately recorded Nature's Rhythms: Tropical Jungle conjures up images of dew beading on the rich flora and fauna of the canopy floor, and quiet brooks filled with unimaginable terrors. The first track, "Spirits of the Jungle," places the listener miles beneath the billowing trees and hanging moss, alone and surrounded by nervous birds and gigantic insects, while "Jungle Dreams" elevates the cacophony by adding the desperate mating calls of poisonous dart frogs. Finally, "Rainforest Rhythms" lulls the weary traveler to sleep with the sounds of soft rain and a billion gentle crickets, only to introduce an insane howler monkey just inches from the listener's head.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger