BIRDS AND BROOKS features the tranquil melodies of distant songbirds set against the gentle gurgling of small creeks and streams. An excellent choice for yoga and meditation. There is nothing more refreshing than the forest in spring, with green leaves unfolding, wildflowers blooming, water sprites dancing, and birds happily singing the music of heaven in this world.
10 tracks, 72 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)
Notes by Lang Elliott: In Hermann Hesse’s famous novel Siddhartha, the leading character finds enlightenment while listening to the “thousand voices” of a river. Entranced, Siddhartha experiences a moment of deep illumination and finally discovers peace within.
The myriad voices of small streams and creeks, accentuated by the twittering of birds, has the power to draw nearly anyone into a state of profound peacefulness, but only if one listens with an open heart and quiet mind. In selecting recordings for this title, I tried to choose those that naturally beckon an inner transformation, an effortless release of one’s cares and woes. I came up with ten that I felt had the desired effect. Was I successful in my choices? Maybe, maybe not … only those of you who deeply listen will know.
Playback Volume: Play softly for an optimal effect. It is important to listen at a volume that is similar to what you would actually experience in nature … the gentle gurgling of water accompanied by subtle bird sounds.
Title: Birds and Brooks
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 10 tracks, 72 minutes
Formats: MP3 (256kbps) and FLAC digital downloads, On-demand Compact Disc
Download File Name: birds_and_brooks.zip (135 megabytes); birds_and_brooks_flac.zip (415 mb)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordists: Lang Elliott
Copyright: “Birds and Brooks” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photos: scarlet tanager © Lang Elliott, background forest scene iStock by Getty Images