Prepare to be transported to an ethereal underwater world as you dive into the mesmerizing album “Whale Hello There” by the visionary artist Heather Spence. This innovative and ingenious creation is a true masterpiece of creativity, blending marine sounds with a captivating mix of orchestral, percussive, organic, and calming yet pulsating electronic elements that will keep you fully submerged.
Heather Spence, a marine biologist and sound artist, is the genius behind this unique musical journey. Armed with her marine biology field recordings and an array of keyboards, strings, and samples, she weaves a sonic tapestry that combines the actual sounds of nature with a boundless musical prowess.
“Whale Hello There” boasts 12 mesmerizing songs that take you on an immersive sonic adventure like no other. The album is an ode to the vast ocean and its magnificent inhabitants, featuring the voices of marine creatures such as whales, seals, and even shrimp. Heather masterfully blends these marine sounds with a rich tapestry of instruments, creating an enchanting, otherworldly, soothing, and enthralling experience.
The album is a celebration of the ocean’s beauty and delicate balance, but it also sheds light on the impact of anthropogenic noises on marine life. Through her music, Heather raises awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans and the incredible creatures that call them home.
So, dive into this underwater sonic adventure and let the enchanting melodies of “Whale Hello There” wash over you like the gentle waves of the ocean.
Review By: Naomi Joan