To the observant listener, the natural world offers a delightful symphony of songs -- from the delicate twittering of a bird perched on a nearby branch, to the majestic bellowing of a whale through the dark ocean depths.
But as beautiful as those sounds may be, they're certainly not easy to dance to.
What if someone compiled animal noises and compiled them into something more musical, like, say, a hip-hop album? Well, someone has.
In 2012, experimental music producer TD Cruze released an impressively peculiar record called The Savage Beast, billed as the "the first ever Hip-Hop album comprised of only animal sounds." The six-track EP features various noises from dozens of animal artfully arranged to make jungly, upbeat music -- at times cacophonous, but never dull.
The Dodo recently reached out to TD Cruze to find out more about The Savage Beast, which is available for download on the artist's Bandcamp page.
What inspired you to make an album like this?