Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Week in Hawaii|
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Listen to Samples
Nice collection of island sounds
Mitch Aunger | MO, USA | 03/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is indeed a great disc - as long as you aren't a fanatic and listen to it thru headphones. I bought it many years ago on CD - probably when it first came out and listened to it often. Then I started listening to it on headphones and discovered that in the first 20 minutes or so, if you listen very carefully, there's the sound of someone mowing the grass. At first I thought it was probably just some neighbor down the street and then I paused the CD and low and behold, the mowing stopped. It indeed is on the CD.
I recently loaded this on to my iPod to listen to at the office while I work and re-discovered the lawn mower.
Now, don't get me wrong - that wouldn't prevent me from buying this because in these modern days, it is probably very hard to get rid of any and all human sounds. In fact, the sound of the lawn mower is indeed part of my "warm and fuzzy" thoughts - it reminds me of warm afternoons in my own back yard - tho it may not be the thing you want on a CD of sounds from Hawaii.
You may not even hear the mowing unless you're listening closely on headphones - so if you intend to listen via speakers, don't let the very quiet, far-off lawn mower prevent you from enjoying this disc."
One of my favorite CDs
Rich Needham | Tempe, AZ USA | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Living in the dry desert of Arizona means there are few birds singing during the hottest days of the summer. When I long for the fresh cool of spring, I pop in this CD to hear winds moving quietly through dense forests and birds chirping and singing in the early morning. One can almost hear the ocean, only a mile away. The digital recording is immaculate and realistic; it's a great background for reading or visiting with friends."
Island Jungle, just what it says...
Kay F Gibbs | Chapel Hill, NC United States | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I finally bought it. The five stars still stands. This thing is wonderful in the bathroom while showering or bathing. If you are showering it sounds like you're under a waterfall. What a way to relax. I love it. It is a high quality recording.
I sampled this cd in my local store recently, via headphones, I did not notice any lawn mowing sounds and I can often pick up the subliminal sounds on some subliminal cds. It is my understanding that all of these cds are recorded on location. I have Summer Rain, A Day on Cape Cod from the Atmosphere Collection and I love it. No intrusive sounds on that cd either. It is very relaxing and I found Island Jungle to be very calming as well. I have several other natural sounds cds but none compare to these collections from RYKO. You will not find a lot of hissing, wind blowing, unless it is suppose to be there, or any other intrusive distracting noise. I would suggest these to anyone looking for something relaxing or mood altering and I am particular about suggesting anything to anyone, as everyone's tastes are not the same."