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Hearing Solar Winds
"Selected as one of the ten best classical music recordings of 1983 by Newsweek, this Signature label reissue restores the groundbreaking choral recording Hearing Solar Winds to the active catalog. David Hykes founded The Harmonic Choir in 1975 and they have been active performers ever since. Hearing Solar Winds features vocal techniques drawn from Hoomi singing of western Mongolia and the overtone chanting of Tantric Buddhism. These techniques create spectacular shimmering sounds due to the clashing of overtones from clusters of fundamentals. Digitally re-mastered by the composer, the ambience of the resonant Thoronet Abbey in Provence can now be heard in all its sonic splendor."