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Week in Hawaii, Vol. 7: Tropical Surf
     

A Week in Hawaii, Vol. 7: Tropical Surf

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Rykodisc presents one full hour of oceanside ambiance recorded (they say) in Hawaii. One potential problem with sound effects records that consist of continuous water noises is the indeterminate nature of the sounds created by the swooshing, hissing, foaming liquid mass. Fortunately, whoever documented this aural seascape did a good job of capturing the sounds of

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Rykodisc presents one full hour of oceanside ambiance recorded (they say) in Hawaii. One potential problem with sound effects records that consist of continuous water noises is the indeterminate nature of the sounds created by the swooshing, hissing, foaming liquid mass. Fortunately, whoever documented this aural seascape did a good job of capturing the sounds of aquatic birds in addition to the shifting nuances of surging and breaking waves. The tide has a certain audible "depth," so to speak, which is detectable over the more distant and fairly constant roar made by tons of mobile water white capping further from the shore. The effect of being there is re-created with surprising success. This will work best if you crank up the volume and close your eyes. Heard at lower volume and with other things going on in the listening space, this could come to sound like wind or radio static rather than a peaceful yet violently churning ocean beating against a tropical shore. So stop what you're doing, put everything away, and turn this up as loud as possible so the sounds completely surround you and carry you out to sea.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431006920
catalogNumber:
30069

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Toby Mountain   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Don Rose   Producer,Executive Producer

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A Week in Hawaii, Vol. 7: Tropical Surf 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
barb1wired More than 1 year ago
It's hard to find a cd of just nature sounds. They all seem to have music over sounds. This was tust the thing I was looking for. No music, just sounds of waves crashing with the occasional bird call. Not the best but good enough.