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Happy Sounds tracks are designed for when you are looking for a simple natural background noise to your meditation, reading, relaxing or falling asleep time. Thanks to the infinite variety of sounds around the world, you can always find the right soundscape for your mood or situation. They are particularly well suited for environments that are a bit noisy and you need some override to the sounds around you so you can get on with your meditation, your reading, your work or maybe some well-deserved rest. If you are in a busy airport terminal or noisy bus, or perhaps just have neighbors that are being inconsiderate with their noise late at night, you might find these soundscapes of some solace.
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Happy Sounds - A Nature Sounds Podcas‪t‬ Zebediah Rice

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Happy Sounds tracks are designed for when you are looking for a simple natural background noise to your meditation, reading, relaxing or falling asleep time. Thanks to the infinite variety of sounds around the world, you can always find the right soundscape for your mood or situation. They are particularly well suited for environments that are a bit noisy and you need some override to the sounds around you so you can get on with your meditation, your reading, your work or maybe some well-deserved rest. If you are in a busy airport terminal or noisy bus, or perhaps just have neighbors that are being inconsiderate with their noise late at night, you might find these soundscapes of some solace.
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    Thunder & Rain in an Australian Summer

    Thunder & Rain in an Australian Summer

    Not far from what is now called Sydney, on 7 May 1770, Captain James Cook sailed along Australia’s Eastern seaboard and described in his journal "some pretty high land which projected out in three bluff points.” One of the three “bluff points” was called Tudibaring in the local Aboriginal tongue, purported to mean 'place where the waves pound like a beating heart', perhaps because of the flat rock shelves at the base of the high bluff that the surf continuously pounds. This recording was taken during a hot summer afternoon thunderstorm in a quiet New South Wales coastal neighborhood that now hugs the rim of this headland. 
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    • 25 min
    Desert “Dreamtime” in Sound (60 min)

    Desert “Dreamtime” in Sound (60 min)

    As you travel from Australia’s Eastern seaboard, the temperate forests and lush undergrowth slowly shifts to rolling grassland and eventually to a hard scrabble semi-arid region that marks the beginning of Australia’s great deserts. The biggest town in the area, Broken Hill, sits within a small range of mountains--hills really--that the English settlers called the Barrier Ranges because they marked this final shift from a land of the living to a land of apparent emptiness and death. To the East of these ranges, the third longest river in Australia, the Darling, finds its first shape and meanders aimlessly though the increasingly fertile landscape as it finds its feet and strength on the way to the ocean. To the West, however, the "barrier" is crossed and you could travel nearly 3,000 miles as the crow flies finding yourself only in desert before you hit the Indian Ocean. This soundscape is recorded near a hill called Mount Darling. In keeping with the minimalism of the place, you will hear very little and what you do hear won't change much. The sound mainly consists dry brown grasses moaning hollowly in the empty wind and the incessant chatter and hum of insects buzzing just above the rocky outcroppings and endless sand. The occasional miniature flying creature comes into earshot but that is about it. With fewer than 3% of Australia’s already small population calling these deserts home, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that it is blank and empty and inhospitable. But the indigenous peoples of Australia have called these sun-drenched places in Australia’s red center home for many tens of thousands of years. And generation after generation lived a vibrant and sophisticated life over those fifty or sixty thousand years, learning to live closely with the land below, learn from the sky above and harmonize with the subtle dream world that permeated everything. Listen carefully and hear the land as they heard it. Nothing much has changed (in the sounds at least) for a long, long time. If you can let go of thought and judgement even for a few moments and give in to the sound you will begin to get a sense of the thin veil that separates the human mind from the Dreaming. This is what a place sounds like where the people have no word for time.
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    • 1 hr
    The Seven Sacred Pools of 'O'heo Gulch, Maui

    The Seven Sacred Pools of 'O'heo Gulch, Maui

    On the remote eastern shores of Maui lies one of the worlds natural wonders: the Pools of ‘O’heo Gulch. Access to the wild shoreline where these pools empty into the Pacific Ocean is only by a multi-hour journey through dense rainforest and a seemingly endless number of muddy single lane bridges and tight coastal switchbacks. But when you finally arrive you are rewarded with an extraordinary river that runs out into the sea through a series of startlingly beautiful waterfalls and deep pools. During drier days and seasons, it presents itself as an idyllic Hawaiian playground seemingly designed to charm even the most well-travelled visitor. During a storm, even if the rain is miles distant somewhere on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano that rises steeply up into the clouds above, the gentle stream swells so quickly into a dangerous cataract that it has claimed more than a few lives over the years.
    This recording was taken just a few steps along the coast from this enchanting river’s egress into the sea, at the margin between the lava with its sparse coastal scrub and where the rainforest and grasses begin to fill in and march up the Pipiwai watershed to the volcano’s rim. Crashing surf is just at the edge of earshot as a low rumble in the distance throughout the recording. The subtle wave sounds ebb and flow like the drums of approaching legions. Layered above this are the almost musical sounds of a steady breeze, occasionally gusting with real force. Of course, the insects and birds that call this quiet corner of Polynesia home make cameo appearances throughout. And finally, given that this is one of the rainiest spots on earth (receiving over 300 inches each year), the recording provides the periodic gentle (and sometimes more forceful) sound of rain.


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    • 1 hr
    Midnight in the Shenandoah Woods

    Midnight in the Shenandoah Woods

    Shenandoah is a phonetic rendering from the Algonquian schind-han-do-wi which means "beautiful daughter of the stars." The rolling hills are so iconic that not only have songs been written about them but the Shenandoah song is also known as the Ballad of America. The steady hum of crickets from deep in the woods in this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains will lull you to sleep or ensconce your meditation or study time into the sounds of Appalachia. Perhaps you will remember that you, too, are a son or daughter of the stars.
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    • 1 hr
    Wind and Sun on Southern Utah Slickrock

    Wind and Sun on Southern Utah Slickrock

    The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, for most of its acreage, is a harsh and unforgiving landscape of slickrock and sand, creosote bushes and cacti. But here and there you will find dry washes in the twisting, layered, petrified sand of white slickrock. And in some of those washes there are small, cylindrical basins with a bit of mud and grass. And if you’re lucky a little water. This recording was taken high up on the side of one of these slickrock mountains next to just such as water hole (though it was so small and muddy as to barely earn that name). The most prevalent sound is that of the ever-present wind moaning and muttering and shoving across the hard rock of the landscape in an undulating intensity. But, thanks to the little bit of water, you can hear the occasional sounds of flying, chirping, buzzing and crawling insects (some a little close for comfort!), as well as the little tussocks of grasses moving in their natural rhythms with the endless wind. Despite the desolation of the place and the unforgiving sun, the occasional bird makes an appearance as well. Perfect for meditation, studying, sleep, or any other situation where white noise/nature sounds are useful.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dawn Birdsong in Southern Utah

    Dawn Birdsong in Southern Utah

    Southern Utah on a map or from the air looks like a land of sand and rock and heat. But threading through the almost Martian landscape are scores upon scores of narrow canyons and deep gorges. At the bottom of these gullies are rich riparian environments that support a wide range of plant and animal life. In this recording you will hear the calming sounds of birds at dawn from the bottom of one of these canyons in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you listen closely you may catch the occasional cricket and perhaps even the distant sound of the small animals going about their morning routine. Perfect for meditation, studying, sleep, or any other situation where white noise/nature sounds are useful. 
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    • 1 hr

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