The sounds of these seemingly run-of-the-mill crickets, played back at a very low speed, are amazing proof of God’s creation; they sound like a choir of angels. Listen and maybe you’ll become a believer too:
The choir sounds human because it is. Meaning, what you hear are the insects sounding off together, overlaid by a digitally processed ethereal vocal track sung by Sioux soprano Bonnie Jo Hunt, in a studio collaboration with Wilson and Robbie Robertson. More here.
Real crickets played back at low speeds sound plenty beguiling too. Like so:
It’s at 3:18 that something astonishing happens. The little musical bugs begin to sound for all the world like they’re performing Händel’s Messiah.
We’ve been Ric-rolled!
P.S. I didn’t choose the photo accompanying the audio tracks. With the caveat that I’m no entomologist, that looks like a grasshopper to me, not a cricket.