LOON LAKE features over an hour of continuous, awe-inspiring magic recorded in Algonquin National Park, Ontario, in early May, shortly after ice-out. Listen as loons call from near and far, their wails, yodels, and tremolos echoing across still waters against a backdrop of distant spring peepers. At once relaxing, beautiful and sublime, this recording evokes pure pleasure, and is certain to please.
1 track, 74 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)
Notes by Lang Elliott: Our expedition to Algonquin National Park started out badly. We paddled to the north end of a large lake and set up camp on an island. The wind was strong and cold, with whitecaps visible not far offshore – impossible recording conditions, or so it seemed. But when the sun finally set, as if by magic, the wind lightened and then disappeared altogether, just as the loons began their evening rhapsody. The sudden calm took us completely by surprise and we literally jumped into our canoes, frantically (and rather unsuccessfully) trying to maneuver into good positions for recording. Although the wind grew brisk during each following day, we were fortunate to have two more calm evenings before we had to part. I really love the northern lake country wilderness and our journey to Algonquin Park to record loons is one I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.
Title: Loon Lake
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 1 track, 74 minutes
Format: MP3 (256kbps) and FLAC digital downloads, On-demand Compact Disc
Download File Name: loon_lake.zip (136 megabytes); loon_lake_flac.zip (367 megabytes)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordists: Lang Elliott and Bob McGuire
Copyright: “Loon Lake” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photos: common Loon closeup and background lake scene from Shutterstock