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Beautiful nature sounds from
'The Land of the Long White Cloud'

New Zealand Naturally CD Front CoverThumb-nails of New Zealand's sightsNew Zealand Naturally

Lose yourself in the enchanting calls of Bellbirds, Kaka and Tui. Or simply picture yourself on an endless Pacific beach at sunset, lulled by the music of the gently lapping waves. Listen to AOTEAROA* and get as far away from it all as you possibly can!

These wonderful recordings capture the true beauty of the nature and landscape of New Zealand - first known to the Maori as AOTEAROA - or the 'Land of the Long White Cloud'. With gently calming early morning forest and bush atmospheres, the ebb and flow of the Pacific ocean, distant rolling thunder and the sounds of hot springs, glowworm caves and boiling mud pools, you'll enjoy relaxing to these 'postcards in sound' from a remarkable natural haven!

Available in New Zealand from Marbecks Records, Auckland - Download from iTunes or listen on Apple Music – Also available to download from cdbaby ($10.99), Amazon & Google Play. Distributed in NZ by ODE Records, Auckland.

Each track sounds like a gentle journey through a region of New Zealand... listen to extracts from the AOTEAROA CD (2.7 Mb MP3 file) introduced by sound recordist Clive Williamson or watch on YouTube:

Track list: Kapiti Island - Tui's Paradise is alive with the distinctive songs of tui, kaka, whiteheads and North Island robin; Wattle Track in the Wind* features tuneful bellbirds, saddlebacks and stichbirds on Tiritiri Matangi Island; while Waitomo & King Country takes the listener on a journey from daybreak in Waitomo Gulley down into the famous glow-worm caves themselves, via gentle waterfalls and rolling thunder in the nature reserve at Mapara. The longest track, Dawn to Dusk Relaxation is a peaceful 'postcard in sound' from the North Island, with tranquil dawn chorus bird-song, gently lapping waves, streams, cicadas, fantails playing in the bush and, as night falls, a lone morepork owl calling in the distance. Pacific Shores eavesdrops on the protected birds of the Little Blue and Yellow Eyed Penguin colonies by the ocean on South Island and, finally, The Power of Mother Earth* reveals the surprisingly soothing sounds of hot streams, steam vents and bubbling mud.

(These extra-ordinary digital field recordings were made by ex-BBC sound engineer and producer Clive Williamson using 'super-hearing' preamplifiers.) 

Additional tracks on New Zealand Naturally: Bellbird Dawn, South Island; The Spirit of Summer NZ; Nga Manu (The Birds); A Kokako's Dream - Mapara Wildlife Reserve; and Morning Melodies - Tiritiri Matangi. Total playing time over 78 minutes.

Aotearoa CD CoverAOTEAROA
Nature Sounds of New Zealand

The first six tracks listed above can be also ordered on this CD World-wide through the Symbiosis Website:

CD Plays for 52 minutes. Price: £9.95 (Pounds sterling: plus Postage & Packing from £1.50 )

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Also available as budget download from iTunes or listen on Apple Music – All tracks are available on cdbaby, Amazon & Google Play (as part of New Zealand Naturally)

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"It feels like an immersion in the natural world of New Zealand... I highly recommend it for bird lovers... and certainly folks, I don’t think you can get any closer to nature via a recording than this one."
(The Whole Music Experience)

"... Crystal clear minutes of natural harmonies including billy-cooing Bellbirds, Saddlebacks and Fantails, interrupted occasionally by a flutter of feathers, the rattle and thrum of insect wings, or a distant comforting crack of thunder... If unwinding to the call of the wild is your thing, then this album won't disappoint.
**** {Excellent Rating}"
(Kindred Spirit magazine)

Features the sounds of: Rotorua, Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, Hauraki Gulf, Kaikoura, New Zealand birdsong and bird calls, tui, bellbird (korimako, makomako), saddleback (tieke), kaka, kea, fantail (piwakawaka), morepork (ruru), whitehead (popokatea), new zealand robin (toutouwai), stitchbird (hihi), red-crowned parakeet (kakariki), grey warbler (riroriro), yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho), blue penguin (korora), weka, bush weta, cicadas (kihikihi), chaffinch, song-thrush, sparrow, Tiritiri Matangi and Kapiti islands, gentle rainfall, distant thunder, surf, Mapara Reserve, Oamaru, Otago Peninsula, Shakespear Regional Park, Nga Manu Sanctuary, Whangaparaoa Bay, dawn chorus, Pacific ocean waves, boiling mud, waterfall and streams, NZ rainforest.

Sales of these albums support bird conservation in New Zealand on Tiritiri Matangi Island
* AOTEAROA is pronounced: 'ow-tay(a)-roa'

AOTEAROA - Nature Sounds of New Zealand (Extended Edition) 2017Released in 2017: A Deluxe Edition of Aotearoa - Nature Sounds of New Zealand added five new tracks and increased the playing time to over 77 minutes, including several new location recordings made by Clive while visiting the South Island in 2001.

New Tracks: Bellbird Dawn, South Island; Lazy Summer Days, NZ; Nga Manu (The Birds); Aotearoa – A Natural Reprise; Sweet Sounds on the Sea Breeze (Bellbird & Tui Mix). Find out more by downloading the Digital Booklet.

This Deluxe Edition added the sounds of: kiwi, South Island bellbirds, silvereyes, blackbird, weta, Lake Rotoiti (Bellbird Walk), and the Pororari River near Punakaiki, S.I.

Now available on cdbaby (only $9.99), iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or stream on Apple Music or Spotify.

NB: The latest version of this album is "New Zealand Naturally", released 2nd November 2018.

Kapiti Island at sunset by Clive Williamson

Photo: Kapiti Island at sunset by Clive Williamson

Producer & Sound Recordist Clive Williamson

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