INSECT LULLABIES features ten relaxing late summer and autumn insect choruses, all recorded in the dark of the night. Enjoy our insect musicians at their best … the lovely trills and chirps of crickets, the percussive scrapes and shuffles of katydids, enlivened by the distant hoots and howls of owls and coyotes. Imagine, in the cold of winter, falling asleep to a pulsing, simmering, summer night’s lullaby.
10 tracks, 75 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)
Notes by Lang Elliott: Through the years, many folks have contacted me about obtaining a “CD” featuring relaxing insect choruses heard in late summer and early autumn. Well, the days of having to invest in an inventory of a thousand CDs are gone (thank goodness), but I certainly have no problem offering such a title as a digital download product … and at long last, here it is! I waded through dozens of field recordings to choose these tracks. The problem is that many insect choruses are a bit on the raucous side and may not quite fit into the category of “relaxing.” I believe that these ten tracks do indeed help calm the mind, although it’s important to play them at a low to moderate volume, imitating the levels at which they are heard in nature. If you play them on the soft side, these soundscapes can be very appealing to the senses. Some hypnotize with a regular pulsating beat, while others mesmerize through gentle and continuous scintillation. And everyone loves it when the owls and coyotes join in, their howls and hoots providing a resonant, low-pitched counterpoint to the insect chorus!
Title: Insect Lullabies
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 10 tracks, 75 minutes
Format: MP3 (256kbps) digital download, FLAC digital download, CD on Demand
Download File Name: insect_lullabies.zip (137 megabytes); insect_lullabies_flac.zip (430 mb)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordists: Lang Elliott, Ted Mack, and Wil Hershberger
Copyright: “Insect Lullabies” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photo: conehead katydid © Wil Hershberger