10 Hours of Ambient Noise Sounds from a Polar Icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean

Last month a 10-hours-long video of recorded sounds from a Polar Icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean was uploaded on Youtube, and it immediately went viral. Imagine yourself on a desolated Arctic ice cover surrounded by “frozen ocean, ice cracking, snow falling, icebreaker idling and distant howling wind sound”, you are alone in extreme conditions perhaps in a night with temperatures below 50 degrees. You are so overwhelmed by the vastness of the environment to lose the conception of your existence as to identify yourself with every little sound and movement that nature creates.

This is the success of the song: you are able to re-vive every emotion that nature has created with an unprecedented quality of recording, you can feel every little sound on your skin, like it’s a part of you.

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