May 12, 2010 11:00

Jarvis Cocker creates free album for National Trust

Birdsong-featuring album available as free download now

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Jarvis Cocker has released an album made up of recordings of sounds such as birdsong and footsteps for the National Trust.

The record is entitled 'National Trust: The Album' and is available as a free download from Nationaltrust.org.uk now.

The album features tranquil sounds recorded at various locations run by the Trust. Sounds include waves lapping on the shore, clocks ticking and ducks flapping in water.

"I hope this album is a 'holiday for the ears'," Cocker said. "It's not really meant to be listened to intently, like a piece of music, but more as something to have on in the background to aid relaxation or contemplation."

He added: "Plus, you get to visit 13 National Trust properties in the space of 30 minutes. No mean feat. I hope it has the feel of one continuous journey and conjures up an image in the mind's eye of the places featured. I also hope it could inspire the listeners to then visit the sites for themselves."


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