Format . . . .: MP3, from 1 CD (55 min). 1 track. (~125MB)
Bitrate . . . : 320 kbps (iTunes 7, stereo, 44kHz)
Released . . .: 1988?
ISBN . . . . .: ASIN B000001CZD
Recorded by . : Dan Gibson (Producer)
Genre . . . . : Nature Meditation Relaxation
Pretty much what it says... a 1 hour straight recording (as I recall) from
the middle of a lake in the northern wilderness. Beautiful recording. No music/instruments.
--Not to be (too) confused by others loon recordings from Solitudes:
Loon Echo Lake, Call of the Loon, Land of the Loon, and Canoe to Loon Lake (Volume 1)
There is a brief thundershower in this one.
Another disc in this series I liked was the Thunderstorms.
Originally posted: Mininova, Demoniod, TPB
Please present your library card, and give me some loving.
Solitudes is a brand of music created by the late Dan Gibson who was a Canadian photographer, cinematographer and sound recordist.
During the late 1940s, he took photographs and made nature films, including Audubon Wildlife Theatre. He produced many films and television series. It was through this film-making that Dan learned how to record wildlife sound. He pioneered techniques of recording, and also helped design equipment to optimize results, including the "Dan Gibson Parabolic Microphone".
Some of his early recordings of the 1950s and 1960s were released on LP Records, and start his Solitudes series, which was introduced in 1981. In 1994, Dan was awarded The Order of Canada for his environmental works.
Listen to the Loons is an album devoted to the appreciation of the loon and to its preservation. It is a story, told through nature sounds alone, of this most fascinating bird and its environment.
Note: there is a great torrent of 157 Solitudes albums. Might recommend you try that one first actually. (It didn't show up on my search for loons). The only difference should should be the bitrate: 320 for this, 192 for the other. (I ripped this one myself).