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Composer Jim Wilson’s recording of the sound of crickets slowed down to reveal what sounds like an angelic choir.

Although it’s not quite as mind-blowing as purported (not every sound you hear is made by the crickets themselves) it’s still pretty impressive and for the most part, absolutely genuine..

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(H/T: Joanna)


Dolly Parton aficionados have long since discovered the bonus awesomeness of slowing down the singer’s records to highlight the complexity and nuance of her voice.

In case you’ve never heard it, her 1973 classic Jolene slowed down from 45rpm to a brooding 33rpm – as someone on BBC R4 recently put it – is especially ‘full of win’.