Les Suetes, Album Sample by wildearthvoices published on 2013/10/27 14:10:31 +0000 A look at the world 'wind' map tells us that this region of Eastern Canada has some of the strongest, most sustained winds on Earth, and here they are in an intimate one hour recording from the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia. The song of the wind over the Northern Forests” Les Suetes is an uninterrupted soundscape featuring the winds that blow across the Boreal Plateau of the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia, Canada. Recorded in a sheltered old growth Acadian Forest, it is an intimate exploration of this unique weather phenomenon. Les Suetes are high winds that sweep in over Northern Cape Breton which is located on the tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. They are south easterly winds that funnel over the Boreal plateau and can reach gusts as strong as 150 km/h (94 mph) as they descend the sides of the steep sloped hills. This nature soundscape was recorded in early June of 2013 and is from a single, on location, recording in the sheltered old growth Acadian Forests near Warren Lake in the Cape Breton Highlands. In June the forests are alive with nesting and breeding tropical migrant birds, who spend their summers in the North. The album has a rich texture that evokes space and relaxation as we listen to the many elements of the soundscape including the early morning wind, the birds of the ‘bottom lands’ and the surrounding forests.