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Howler monkeys from outer space, Costa Rica

This one was a lot of fun to make – first of all, we took a field recording of howler monkeys in Costa Rica by Marcel Gnauk, who wrote:

“I looked out of our apartment window and only two meters from me, I saw a howler monkey family with over 10 monkeys sitting and eating in the tree. I took my equipment as fast as I could and started recording and the “concert” began.”

We’ve reimagined the howler monkeys as the monsters from some 1950s sci-fi B-movie, by splicing multiple trailers, soundtracks and dialogue samples from different Z-rated monster movies into a soundscape in which the guttural howl of these wonderful creatures takes centre stage.

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