Bangkok Birds is a field recording made during the morning hours in the Din Dang district of Bangkok.
Din Dang is a district in Bangkok a little ways north of the city center. It's not much of a hot spot for tourists, there aren't many attractions once you get away from Victory Monument. It's a part of town where you're more likely to find local Thai's going about their daily activities than shopping centers or novelties setup to attract foreigners. But that's what makes it all the more interesting. Instead of being bombarded with never ending ways to spend money, you find yourself roaming the same streets, shops and restaurants as the natives. Having something to eat at a roadside restaurant after midnight is an experience that can hardly be explained, not because of the drama, just because. It's not unusual to see an elephant walk down the sidewalk while you're eating Pad Thai and fried cashews.
Getting outside the heart of the city reminds you that you're not only in a city that has been around for hundreds of years but that you're in a modern jungle. There are moments in the day when the sounds of motors fade and you can hear layers of animals. At night the alleyways are like corridors made up of crossfades. Twenty feet forward sounds different than twenty feet back and walking around a corner can change the tone completely. Bangkok Birds is a field recording that was captured during the morning hours in Din Dang. It's the time of day closest to quiet. The birds wake up before anyone and there's a small window of time where they can be heard above all else.
Golden Flower Media field recordings are professionally recorded, edited and mastered. Each compact disc is one contiguous track designed to retain the organic feel of the environment it was recorded in and maintain the nature of the sounds. Field recordings provide a unique atmosphere. They are a little different from meditation music, yoga music, relaxation music, background music or ambient music. The listening experience is similar in many ways, but they tend to feel a bit more like traveling. It's refreshing to travel somewhere new and it's just as refreshing to hear the sounds from somewhere new. Listening, like traveling, is an adventure. The more you pay attention to the nuances the more exciting it is. The more you get caught up in that foreign place the more you want to stay.