From my perspective, my new grotto recording is kind of a pretty soundscape, not solely that includes elemental dripping sounds, but additionally the occasional musical trills of a pair of Japanese Screech-Owls and a backdrop of crickets trilling softly. I couldn’t have requested for extra and contemplate it one among my finest water music recordings so far. What makes it particular has to do with the water degree within the stream, which was fairly low, to the purpose that there was scarcely any motion of water. Nonetheless, there have been many shallow swimming pools within the stream mattress, together with quite a few patches of uncovered bedrock, moist from the drips and lined with a skinny layer of mud. Whereas droplets touchdown within the swimming pools made acquainted watery plunk or plink sounds, droplets hitting the muddy bedrock made lower-pitched splats or thunks. This resulted in a wealthy low finish, and general a broader frequency vary than one would possibly usually encounter when recording drips.
For comparability, try my very first grotto recording under, which I made in 2001 when the water degree was a lot larger. Discover how completely different it sounds. The low-pitched splats and thunks so apparent in my new recording are lacking as a result of just about the entire droplets have been touchdown immediately within the water. Moreover, one hears the light gurgling of the stream in my previous recording, which isn’t in any respect current in my newer one. My previous recording does embody one factor I want have been current in my new one … the distant calls of a lone Barking Frog (requires cautious listening).
Personally, I favor my newest recording, primarily due to the addition of the splats and thunks … and naturally I’m thrilled by these screech-owl trills! I believe my new recording is extra distinctive and strange, under no circumstances your typical drippy soundscape.