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    Default Ambient soundscape for a classroom

    I'm about to start a unit on Gothic literature with my high school students, and I've been searching everywhere for background music. I'm getting Midnight Syndicate and Nox Arcana to play during group work, but I need something more low key for during lecture/reading. We're reading "A Rose for Emily" on Monday, and I really wanted some subtle ambient sounds - light rain, wind, rustling leaves, crickets... stuff like that. Because we'll be reading the story aloud, it can't be too overwhelming or feature any sudden, out-of-place sounds.

    In my head, it sounds like the beginning part of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Has anyone come across something like this?

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    I know I have something along those lines in my SFX collection, let me go thru a few files & see what I can dig up !
    When you look in the mirror at midnight,....what looks back at you.........

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    Pm me tonight queen if you don't come up with anything.
    I have a ton of tax too.
    I'm sure that there is something in there...
    Also how bout some quiet Celtic stuff?

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    The albums "The Air Is On Fire" and "Polish Night Music" by David Lynch are good ones, which I have. Give the samples a listen and let me know if they strike your fancy.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Air-Fire-E.../dp/B001YXZ5O8

    http://www.amazon.com/Polish-Night-M.../dp/B00140GX6U

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    I like "The Air is on Fire" quite a bit. I'm definitely going to have to get that one.

    I stumbled across Poison Props, and I'm thinking about getting Crickets/Swamp or Hillbilly Swamp. Has anyone listened to these in full? Are they pure sound effects or is there vocals added?

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    Consider music by Raison d'Etre ... great dark ambient. Lots of bells, chants, drones ... wonderful stuff. Way more interesting than sound effects, but more subtle than music. Check out the samples here or here ... if you like PM me.

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    I have "The Air Is On Fire." PM me :-)

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    Just Downloaded "The Air Is on Fire"- David Lynch.
    This is my first exposure to this artist.
    Potentially, very appropriate for a haunt.
    Good Stuff!

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    Here's one of my favorite ambient background tracks. Contrary to it's title, there is no screaming. Give it a listen, I think you'll like it.

    "Waiter, there's a hair in my soylent green!"

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    you might find the story "Two Bottles of Relish" interesting....

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