Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Did I hear a rooster crowing?
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD because its description on back says a night in the canyon...there's a photo of what looks like the Grand Canyon, and one will hear coyotes, deer/elk, owls, and a night wind moaning softly... The chirripping of crickets pleasantly stays constant throughout but something keeps bumping the microphone and rooting around nearby (mouse maybe?). I thought the coyote sounded like a dog. A couple of elk(I think)with mouths right up to the microphone grunts/groans so loudly that I thought they were in pain or giving birth. The owl "whooing" sounds like the same bird and was soon annoying. I heard a rooster crowing near the end and never did notice the "moaning" night wind. There's also an occasional sudden, brief increase in background static like someone turning up the volume all at once, then down again. I would've like this CD better if they'd left just the crickets singing but the other critter noises were distracting. I didn't find it very relaxing, which is what I buy these for. These CD's really need to be played through headphones; they sound awful on just speakers. Just my humble opinion. Thanks for reading."
A night in someone's backyard near a canyon (maybe)
John Blodgett | 01/21/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A disappointment. The production is thin. There is a background hiss, and the presence in parts of domestic animals (a cat and, yes, that coyote sure sounds like a dog to me). There's also non-natural sounds, as if the person recording were adjusting a chair or who knows what. Otherwise, sounds like a desert eve as I've witnessed in Southern Utah; too bad the distractions detract."