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Disappearance songs: Bird song album from endangered species spikes ahead of Christmas classics on Australian charts

An album made with endangered sounds Australian birds have surpassed the classics of Christmas by Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé in the country’s ARIA album chart.

Title Song about disappearance, the album includes the sounds of 53 species of birds on the verge of death extinction in Australia.

It is the first album of its kind to appear in the top 10 of the chart.

Based on Ecowatch, The sounds were recorded over a period of 40 years.

“The title track celebrates the incredible diversity of the Australian soundscape and highlights what we could lose if we don’t act,” the album’s description reads.

“Immerse yourself in a choir of iconic parrots, the hum of trumpeters, an eerie symphony of seabirds and the haunting call of one of the birds. Last night parrot left.

The project is a collaboration between nature chronicler David Stewart, Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts.

The motto behind the project is to raise awareness that one in six bird species in the country is threatened with extinction, as cited by a study conducted by Charles Darwin University.

The sound was recorded by Stewart, whose collection of nature recordings is housed in the British Library, the National Acoustics Archive and the Macaulay Cybernetics Laboratory in Ithaca, New York.

Earlier this month, the album’s release sparked a social media campaign to help get the album high on the charts.

“This album is a very special record with some rare recordings of birds that might not have survived if we didn’t come together to protect them,” said BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan. Music network.

“While this campaign is fun, there is a serious side to what we are doing and it is great to see bird enthusiasts showing governments and businesses that Australians care about these species. this important bird.”

At this time, Song about disappearance reigned in the top five albums with Ed Sheeran‘S =, by Adele 30, by Taylor Swift Red and by Paul Kelly Christmas train.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/australia-birdsong-aria-music-charts-b1977079.html Disappearance songs: Bird song album from endangered species spikes ahead of Christmas classics on Australian charts

JACLYN DIAZ

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