Tranquil World

Tranquil World: The Wonders of the Galapagos Islan

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Another volume of the Tranquil World series, Tranquil World: The Wonders of the Galapagos Islands mixes field recordings from the archipelago with new age instrumental music. The collection is at its best when the music doesn't overpower the field recordings, as on "The Fountains of Punta Suarez," "Evening Light Over Punia Cohmorant," and "On Bird Rock." Despite some cheap-sounding keyboard textures on tracks like "Magical Apparitions -- The Island Under a Cloud Bank" and "Encounter With the Horizon," Tranquil World: The Wonders of the Galapagos Islands is a soothing, fairly exotic collection that finds a harmonious balance between music and nature.

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