Jim Wilson - God's Chorus

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Extraordinary ambient / minimal masterpiece made just using the sounds of crickets. Sounds like heaven. Or beautiful death. Or angels singing. Or a choir in the worlds most amazing cathedral. The story behind the God’s Chorus recording is short and simple. It begins with Jim Wilson, a song writer, musician and enthusiast for Native American sound, nature, ambiance and the new age. Jim had recorded the crickets. He then recorded more crickets. He then took one of these cricket recordings, slowed it right down (just like Basil Kirchin would) and then simply played the slowed down recording over the top of the normal speed version. If you want to get technical “the sound created is a simple diatonic 7-note scale chord progression and melody with a multi-layered structure”. The original result became part of a Native American “animal lore” inspired work in 1994 (released only on cassette), the cricket sequence was then later extended, made available on CD and eventually put online. This is what you hear on this LP except for a faded break to give us Side One and Side Two.

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