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Coyotes, owls, frogs and songbirds are part of Desert Solitudes, recorded by Bernie Krause and Ruth Happel in the Sonoran and Chihuauan deserts, part of New Mexico's panhandle. Host Ben Adair heads down to the ghost towns, Opera Houses, century-old abandoned mines, and billion-year old boulders along Death Valley's "Mojave Road." And Kraut-rockers Faust dial in "Long Distance Calls in the Desert," from their album Rien.
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The Quiet American (Aaron Ximm) sound-captures the forbidding warning signs rattling in a harsh wind and "Desert Sun" outside the nuclear Nevada Test Site north of Las Vegas. Back in the early 1990s, SLC producer Scott Carrier found the Basin & Range, near Nevada"s "Battle Mountain," beautiful, lonely, dreary, and full of sagebrush, solace and stories. And more Desert Solitudes.
American desert photos courtesy and © David Matherly: