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Desert Solitudes
Bernie Krause
Desert Solitudes
Genres: New Age, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (2) - Disc #1

For nearly three weeks we recorded in infinitely small sections of Gray Ranch, a vast, 500 square mile Nature Conservancy site in the panhandle of New Mexico just north of the border. There never seems to be enough time o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bernie Krause
Title: Desert Solitudes
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Miramar
Original Release Date: 9/1/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: New Age, Pop
Styles: Environmental, Meditation, Nature
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090062312821

Synopsis

Album Description
For nearly three weeks we recorded in infinitely small sections of Gray Ranch, a vast, 500 square mile Nature Conservancy site in the panhandle of New Mexico just north of the border. There never seems to be enough time or tape to cover it all. But, in this high Sonoran-Chihuauan desert habitat, we have finally discovered a "quiet" place; one uncluttered by the noises of aircraft, domestic animals, and autos. From the vast number of animals whose voices we have captured on tape, I cannot understand how anyone could possibly think of deserts as being empty. Dawn at Juniper Wells (Bernie Krause) features coyotes, desert birds, and great horned owls blended with hot desert wind rustling the dry grasses. Desert Serenade (Ruth Happel) begins at dawn as strong gusts of wind blow across open spaces accented by ravens, meadowlarks, and mockingbirds. When evening descends, choruses of toads, frogs and crickets call from a nearby marsh.
 

CD Reviews

Desert Solitudes Sounds Great!
A. Thurman | The United States | 10/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD sounds excellent, my brother owns it, but he sleeps in the room next to me and he plays it at night and I find it to be very relaxing. I've heard other nature tapes and some of them play classical music over the actual nature sounds, which I hate, but this CD wasn't like that. I particularly like track 2 because it has the sounds of birds chirping and it is wonderful listening to the birds sing at night when you've been through a rough day. For a nature CD, this one is at the top of my list."
OWL, BOB WHITE, NIGHT BIRD DELIGHT
book_music_sci-fi_fan | Sweetwater, Texas United States | 07/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CD is about 26 minutes in length but it does, get the sound of an owl, a Bob White, a coyote, other night birds and insects. The sounds of the owl and Bob White are very clear and these are the ones I was interested in hearing. The volumn is a little soft, but there are no problems with that. It starts with insects, birds, a coyote but the coyote vanishes quickly. The sounds of the night birds are clear and enjoyable a great after work relaxing CD. It has not been "enhanced" with music and is a natural delight."
Genuine, great background sounds
Dr. Kenneth T. Bastin MD | brookfield, wi United States | 03/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD for burning a DVD on a roadtrip that I had completed. It contained high quality wildlife recorded in a living desert and enhanced my fond memory of a just completed Southwest trip. The recordings last several minutes each(e.g. 16+) and are filled with birds, bugs and mammals. This would be a good CD for wake-up alarm clocks, background ambiance in a active home, and for the nature lover. (A great stress-reliever type of recording, maybe even for the commuter?)"