River Gorge Sounds © MP3
River Gorge Sounds © was recorded where steep rocky cliffs of the gorge reverberate with the sounds of rushing water. Recording at the top of the chasm, overhanging the river far below, the sound of running water is blended and modified by the morning air and multiplied by echoing cliffs yielding a unique gorge sound.
The deep gorge is a result of waterfall erosion that takes thousands of years to create. It is an ongoing process that we can only participate as reverent observers because the magnitude of the forces and time the process requires are beyond our intuitive comprehension. This unique peacefulness of the gorge sound is a result of a natural merging of the effects of vast volumes of air and water.
Behind a bend in the gorge and half a kilometer away, the waterfalls still falls, as the geological process is never ending. That ancient presence is represented in the recording as a sub bass rumble at about 10 hz., created as the massive amount of water falls 40 meters (131 feet) and shakes the earth. (10 hz is the same frequency as alpha brain waves)
River Gorge Sounds © features a long 10 second fade-in at the beginning and a slow fade-out at the end so there are no sudden disturbing interruptions when played looped. River Gorge Sounds © is a natural soundscape composed of edited digital stereo quasi-binaural field recordings. This recording technique produces a 3 dimensional audio image when listening with headphones. Recorded at the Kaministiquia River downstream from Kakabeka Falls in northern Ontario, Canada. Encoded at a bitrate of 192 kps for quality listening.
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