Rising and falling like a wave
in and out of the light
between day and night
The cycle spins
as the earth spins
as the galaxy twists and twirls
as the universe expands
with massive explosions
like gamma ray bursts
and giant black holes
swallowing light itself
and entire galaxies merging
Yet, amidst the galactic mayhem
we have a balmy 76 degree day
with light winds…
The light spills red through the trees after a fresh summer rain. Wind occasionally swirls around in the evergreens as the newly moistened trees drip into the forest. The birds are joyous as they sing, sometimes right above you, with very close fly-bys and intimate proximity to gentle birdsong. Distant crows proclaim their supremacy, but no one pays any attention to them. The shoreline pulses and soothes with waves of cool water. A strong sense of timelessness and the eternal cycle of life.
It’s as if they were watching us, as if they knew what we were thinking. Late one night in Big Sky Montana, we had run low on water and decided to head down to the river, about 10 minutes away on horseback. When we returned, it was clear that we’d had visitors in our campsite. The wolves had descended from the peak, drawn by the amber glow of the fire. Howling and playing by the campfire, we are given a glimpse into the secret world of a wolf pack.
We have adapted this from the Naturespace website track of the same name.
A warm end-of-summer rain while perched in a treehouse. The rain moves in curtains and sheets through the trees and on to the rails and deck of the wooden lookout. Bordering on torrential at times, this dynamic rain’s intensity changes throughout. The sound is predominantly overhead in the trees. A wind is sometimes felt but not heard. Distant thunder is pleasant.
The sea rises and bears down on the rocks with fury. You are trapped on the jagged shore, unable to climb out. The wall behind you is 60 feet of treacherous vertical rock. Going into the water is instant death, you would immediately be cut to ribbons by the vicious sharp stone. The swells keep getting closer. Your fate is in the hands of nature now. May she be benevolent and have mercy on you (if she even sees you down there, she does seem awfully busy). All of us here at Naturespace are pulling for you. Good luck! Excellent over speakers!
Mid-spring at the famous vortex at Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona. This track is comprised of sounds from 3 locations positioned in an equilateral triangle around the vortex. The first location is in motion, slowly exploring the river. The second location is underneath a line of trees with soft crickets and an occasional breeze. The third location is in open space with many birds passing through and bathing nearby. These three spaces are layered and woven together, with the focus subtly shifting in emphasis between them in a steady pattern. The cycle becomes hypnotic and is held together by a softly shimmering tonality similar the the track Riverwind Dreaming. This is a classic Naturespace abstract, and is very effective at creating a positive mood. A strong sense of daytime throughout. Excellent on both speakers and headphones.
Magician. Inventor. Reclusive showman. This track honors the work, drama, and controversy of the mortal that could wield the lightning bolt… Nikola Tesla.
This piece has more lightning strikes than all of the Thundergod tracks combined. Gentle rumbles, bombastic explosions, heavy thumpers, spidery overhead crackles, and jigawatt spark-gap zaps whose echoes shatter and spray across the land are inset like arrogant jewels into a beautiful golden rain. This track was created for the true holographic thunderstorm enthusiast. An entire season of strikes is arranged with a naturally dynamic pace across a very long and beautiful rain. Listening loud is appropriate, but use common sense. Fantastic over speakers, unmatched in the entire world over headphones.
The next generation of Naturespace thunderstorms, The Legend of Nikola Tesla, is not yet available but it’s coming soon! It’s a single track that is the same size as the entire Thundergod app. Yes, it is very exciting. Electric actually!
In 2008, we camouflaged our holographic recording equipment in a costume, and followed our kids around while trick-or-treating. This particular neighborhood was chosen for it’s overly enthusiastic community. As a thank you for being a Naturespace fan, we are giving it away for free until the end of Halloween, at which point it will disappear like a ghost. Let us know what you think!
Remember, headphones only for the holographic effect.
Also know that it doesn’t go in the app, it is an independent audio file and is to be played on a computer or any iPod. Simply click on the link and the file will download. http://www.naturespace.com/demos/Trick-or-Treat.zip
We are currently in development of a forum that allows for an organized way to post and read user descriptions and reviews of the in-app purchases. Until this forum is created, we invite you to submit them here. If you are reading this on Facebook and would like to review a track without your name being linked to it, send it in an email, and we will post it for you without identifying you. Rather than have us describe the tracks more, we feel that user feedback would be more useful to people. Clearly, we would never say “I didn’t like this one”, but we want to know just as much as anyone if there are tracks that are disappointing or just different than you expected. Obviously, we want to hear all the positive reviews as well as anything else you think would be helpful to others. While we will retain the right to remove anything we feel is offensive or off-topic, we won’t be deleting negative reviews. We want this to be helpful, not an ad. Also, any requests for new audio will be considered; feel free to suggest them here as well. When the forum is complete, we will integrate all reviews there. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback.
We are excited to announce the release of Naturespace 2.0 as an update to the highly successful free app. Many new features have been added, as well as a vast catalog of all-new content available via in-app purchasing. This release is the culmination of many years recording the sounds of the natural world with our holographic microphone techniques.
We encourage you to share your thoughts, questions and ideas about it with us either here in the blog, on Facebook, or through email. We hope to use the blog as a way of providing the latest information with you. You should also know that the 2.0 app allows for… GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZES, and that will only happen through the blog, so check back often. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed and be automatically informed of new posts.
Thundergod has been updated and is available for download. We have added Aegir, God of the Sea to the collection, as well as an enhanced sleep timer. Also, Thundergod now retains the earbud optimization settings, and you can now scroll the list of tracks with your finger. Soon, an update for the free player will be available as well.