Tim Wheater's two extended pieces on Whalesong are based on the distinctive songs of the humpback whales recorded by Ross Issacs in the waters off the east coast of Australia. On "Whalesong," Wheater weaves four or five layers of music: the chirps, squeals, and cries of the whale (whose song can last for ten minutes), a repetitive bass organ drone sequence that sets some sort of cadence, two or more flute lines that weave and float above, and interesting sonic accents such a vocalise or high pitched bubbly sounds
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Whalesong (CD, Album). New World Productions (3). NWCD505. Whalesong (Cass, Album). Imagemaker Sound & Vision.
Just finished listening to "Whalesong" by Tim Wheater" released by Imagemaker. Whalesong" is an interesting musical collaboration between Tim Wheater on the flute and the actual songs of humpback whales. There are only three tracks on this CD. The first two; "Dancing With The Whales" and "Whale Echoes" have a beautiful errieness of two different worlds trying to bridge the gap between them in music. The third track, "Song of the Southern Humpback Whale," is simply whale song with no human accompaniment. I've always loved the interplay of music with nature, but this album is blended particularly well. I have had the original "Song of the Humpback Whale" album for over 30 years, and when we were looking for an album to play while we slept, that was just a little too "organic" for my wife. Whalesong" by Tim Wheater provided the perfect blend for us both.
Formerly involved with such pop music outfits as Bronksi Beat, the Eurythmics and Ugly Kid Joe, flautist/composer Tim Wheater studied music formally in London, Paris and New York. As a solo artist Wheater composes highly moving, monumental soundscapes created with varying ambiances. Mike Oldfield, Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
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|1||Dancing With The Whales||30:02|
|3||Song Of The Southern Humpback Whale||10:40|
- Distributed By – New World Productions – NWCD 505
- Glass Mastered At – Disctronics USA – 115378
Notes(C) 1989 Ross Isaacs - Whale Song
(C) 1991 Tim Wheater - Music
(P) 1991 New World Productions
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- Matrix / Runout: 115378-D1-1243-2 DISCTRONICS USA *NWCD505*
|IMCD 2004||Tim Wheater||Whalesong (CD, Album)||Imagemaker Sound & Vision||IMCD 2004||UK||Unknown|
|IM 2004||Tim Wheater||Whalesong (Cass, Album)||Imagemaker Sound & Vision||IM 2004||UK||1991|
|CD 41013||Tim Wheater||Whale Song (CD)||Windpferd Music, Schneelöwe Music||CD 41013||Germany||1991|