If ever there was an atmosphere that one remembers for the sheer volume of sound coming from it, it is the jungle. Using recordings we made in Amazonia we invite you to relive the experience, keeping your eyes closed.
In the course of one short day spent at equatorial level in the Brazilian jungle, we progress through a series of tropical bird songs echoing in the background to the accompanying buzz of many millions of insects;
some of them delivering a shrill metallic cry at regular intervals, others emitting a continuous siren-like sound.
Sometimes you can hear disturbing guttural shrieks coming from a group of howler monkeys hidden in the trees nearby.
In the evening, in the obscurity of the luxuriant vegetation it is difficult to tell exactly where the new sounds made by the nocturnal insects taking over from the day shift are coming from.
Sometimes a few toads join in the concert.
At dawn, after a night doing battle with the ants that have already set about devouring our tent, the sound of hundreds of unidentifiable flying black creatures haunts us as they circle our encampment.
Beneath the canvas we prepare to strike camp and move on as fast as possible…