Lyrical picture of nature vol IV - Crisp Sparkle of Northern Spring

by Lauri Hallikainen

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The ten soundscapes in this publication express the joyous tone of the nature of the northern spring. Rapidly changing weather types are a characteristic feature of the spring in this area of the Arctic Circle. When the airflow turns to north, a cold snap can stop the progress of the spring. This does not, however, stop the birds singing. Nesting has to go on and territory has to be defended by singing once this has been started. Track four offers an excellent example of this behaviour: a Karelian Chaffinch (a subspecies of the Chaffinch) singing merrily into the cold gusts of a northerly wind. In the soundscapes of this publication, the tones of water and wind are heard as an authentic entirety accompanied by bird song and entire concerts of birds.

In the mastering of this record I have used a 24-bit production technique. This method has further improved the quality of sound. This made the recorded material sound more natural. The extremely sensitive shades and nuances of the sounds of nature are better heard in the soundscapes.

I want to express my warmest thanks to all of you who have contributed to this recording, birdwatchers, guides and assistants etc. Special thanks to my wife, Maarit, for her help and support.

Kuopio August 6th 2005
Lauri Hallikainen
Producer / Recording engineer

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released August 6, 2005

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Lauri Hallikainen Kuopio, Finland

I live in Eastern Finland, in an area which contains a large number of quiet sites, perfect for recording nature. I've been making nature recordings for over 20 years.

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