In these magnificent recordings, clear and mysterious as haiku, Gordon Hempton distills the spirit of the natural world. As wild sound in a movie, they hitch the seen to the invisible. A gift for every filmmaker!
author, Make Film History: Rewrite, Reshoot, and Recut the World’s Greatest Films
Gordon Hempton brings new meaning to the word purist. He meticulously scouts out sites for his soundscapes... Hempton is totally in touch with his environment as a listener, and he is committed to bringing what he hears to a wider audience.
Essentials is exactly that: essential. These exceptional audio tracks give readers the sense of being inside the story.
A colossal achievement.
Your ears are caressed by resonant acoustical poetry.
The Seattle Times
You may hear for the first time what has been missing in most other recordings - real rolling and shaking, a genuine edge-of-night boom-and-gloom gluttony of power and subtlety unmatched in the world of audio...
His recordings will immortalize the few remaining quiet corners of the Earth.
San Francisco Examiner
There is something about them that makes you want to redefine the words, "truth and beauty." Listening to them through headphones, with your eyes closed, inspires visions as vivid as outright hallucinations.
They are so accurate and authentic as a tone poem from heaven.
Vincent C. Siew
Former Minister of Economic Affairs, Republic of China
Ahh… what a treat! The sound is impeccable.
I got goose bumps listening. I'm totally in awe.
I'm really humbled by the beauty of these recordings.
Brilliant work! I was absorbed by the multiplicity of sounds and voices.
Spot-on. I've never heard like this before. Awesome!
UX designer / iOS app developer
An artist who never stopped listening.
For the researcher in environmental studies, Hempton's offerings are vivid, generous, and diverse. I am especially struck by the volcano recordings.
doctoral candidate, UBC