REST IN RECORDS released a new two track Single/EP “Field Recordings of Crickets Chirping (Insects Nature Sounds)” by Hideo Ueda on September 29, 2023, on all digital platforms!
The chirping of crickets “matsumushi” (Xenogryllus marmoratus) is a popular autumn insect in Japan. It offers a taste of wabi-sabi and Zen. In haiku, it is the “season word of autumn,” and it also appears at the beginning of a famous traditional Japanese children’s song, “Mushi-no-Koe” (“The Sound of Insects”).
This work also includes the “Okinawa matsumushi” (Xenogryllus marmoratus unipartitus) which inhabits the Nansei Islands of Japan, as a coupling song. Thus, the differences in chirping can be compared.
Mr. Hideo Ueda, Japan’s leading field recording expert and pioneer of natural sound recording. This is a very high quality sound recording by him.
It is a highly valuable work as a digital educational material, digital archive, etc. At the same time, as “healing nature sounds” that make you feel the seasons, it is ideal for relaxation, sound therapy, deep sleep, chill out, meditation, BGM for work or study, etc.
Album Title: Field Recordings of Crickets Chirping (Insects Nature Sounds)
Artist: Hideo Ueda
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Format: Single/EP | 2 Tracks | 8m25s
Catalog Number: RIR0035
Label: REST IN RECORDS
*The cricket in the jacket image (cover art) is a “Xenogryllus marmoratus (matsumushi) ” (photo by Hideo Ueda).
*You can listen to the sounds on YouTube Music by clicking on the links for each song title.
|Tr||Song Title / Track Title (Scientific Name)|
|1||Crickets Chirping (Xenogryllus marmoratus)|
|2||Crickets Chirping (Xenogryllus marmoratus unipartitus)|
Hideo Ueda: Born in Tama City, Tokyo, Japan in 1953. Nature recording artist. Founded and represented “Ueda Nature Sound” in 1990. Japan’s leading field recording expert and pioneer of natural sound recording. He continues to digitally record the sounds of wild birds, insects, frogs, mammals, and other creatures in general, as well as the sounds of natural scenery. There are more than 500 species. He also shoots video and photography, and has published numerous books and CDs. The vast sound library has provided materials for a wide variety of applications, including co-authored books, textbooks and teaching materials, and commercials. His works are actively disseminated on his official website, YouTube, and SNS. He has released the wild bird sound albums “Bird Songs of Japan 100” (7 titles in the series), the frog / toad sound albums “Frogs Croaking of Japan Archives” (4 titles in the series) and the cicadas sound albums “Cicadas Singing of Japan Archives” (2 titles in the series) on all digital platforms.