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Jim Wilson’s “God’s Chorus of Crickets”

Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves. (x)

Jim Wilson - God’s Chorus of Crickets

This has to be one of the most beautiful and incredible songs I’ve ever heard. Composer Jim Wilson recorded the sound of crickets and slowed down the recording, revealing something utterly amazing.

“Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”

- Tom Waits

What a fantastic world we live in and often we don’t even realise it.

- Rosie