Woodland Summer

Woodland Summer: Earthhaven Series Sounds of the Wilderness

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From Earthaven comes Woodland Summer, which takes the listener from "Dawn at Twin Points," through early morning, to "Afternoon at Cold Creek," and into the evening. Hundreds of varieties of birds can be heard chirping and twittering; a woodpecker makes numerous appearances. The ambient buzz of crickets and grasshoppers fills the background, while flies buzz close to the microphone in "Coubourg Creek Meadow and Cold Creek" and the hesitant footsteps of some unseen forest creature can be heard padding through the humus. These details mark Woodland Summer as one of the better nature sounds releases; it also wisely stays away from any sort of piano or synthesizer accompaniment, which is another huge plus. Its seven tracks are all nature, all the time, making the set perfect for meditation or relaxation.

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