If you've ever been to Alberta, Canada chances are you associate the area with the prairies. Southern Alberta is home to sprawling skies and endless farms of wheat and canola. As you travel north throughout the province, the scenery changes dramatically. The Boreal Forest cuts through northern Alberta. In the northern half of the Province you find numerous lakes and towering old growth forest.
I got to talking with a fellow camper and they mentioned that the loons in the area are frequently quite vocal. Having grown up in a small city in southern Alberta I had actually never heard a loon before. I set up my microphone down by the lake shore for the evening. As soon as I had the microphone set up, it was almost as if it were magic. The loons immediately started to call in the distance. The natural reverberation of their calls over the open water made for a surrounding and slightly chilling experience. I was almost moved to tears by the beauty of the moment. You can here this part of the recording in the first three tracks: Loon, Narrow Lake, and Emeli.
Athabasca has been one of my favorite ambient albums to record so far. The evening sounds of bugs, birds and loons is perfect for relaxation and sleeping. The ambient accompanying music was intentionally well mixed into the album to draw attention to the nature sounds while still providing a deeply calming experience. I have listened back to this album many times at bedtime and the music has brought me into many peaceful sleeps.
Hopefully Athabasca can help you sleep as well. If you are interested in our collection of music, we have many other albums full of music that is perfect for sleep and relaxation. I am hoping to capture some more loon sounds in the near future. It has quickly became one of my favorite animal sounds.
Please enjoy the music of Athabasca. You can find us on Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Music. As always, happy listening and thanks for reading.