Crickets and Waves

Adrian Loo - ProfileWe had another Seastars meeting, our second. This time it was the hawker centre at East Coast Park. We were supposed to be doing some serious Garageband stuff on the computer but ended up again discussing the spirit of the album. Plus we were gorging ourselves with Oyster Omelette, Fried Prawn Noodles and Indian Rojak. How to Garageband like that? Food comes first – (read Jared Diamond’s Guns Germs and Steel).

After makan, it was time for some serious business so we recorded the sound of waves and crickets. I had never paid such close attention to the sound of waves before and in doing that recording, I was pretty mindful of how the waves sounded. There are essentially several parts to the waves ebbing on the beach. First there is the crashing of the waves on the surf and then there is the sound of the water rushing back to the sea and the last bit is the one that’s a real nice end to the sound and that is the water seeping into the sand and you can distinctly hear a kind of rustling sound as though the sand particles are rolling against each other.

The sounds are to be added to Reflections by the Sea as I wanted some authentic sounds and not something produced from a keyboard.

The streams and downloads are below and you can play both at the same time. That becomes like a GB session of selecting and playing 2 tracks together. You can download the mp3 and use them as a ring tone or just listen to them on the mp3 player and relax. I mixed the tracks on GB by triplicating the tracks and panning to the left, right and centre with the centre on high reverb so that it produces some kind of surround sound effect. I also extended the loops to extend the length of the sound for pure unadulterated natural calming sounds.

“Waves at East Coast Park Beach”
Listen/ download at ARCHIVE.ORG

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“CricketsAtEastCoastParkBeach”
Listen/ download at ARCHIVE.ORG

~ Adrian

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~ by lekowala on October 13, 2007.

2 Responses to “Crickets and Waves”

  1. Instructions for the SeaStars 2007 Relaxation Therapy:
    1) Download the Waves or Crickets files to your MP3 player.
    2) Plug in your earphones.
    3) Lie down.
    4) Set the tracks to REPEAT.
    5) Close your eyes.
    6) Relax.

  2. […] helped that Adrian explained to me (that evening) the circumstances in which he wrote Flowing With The Waves. I knew what he was trying to interpret […]

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