Arctic, Antarctic sounds with boreal and taiga forest between. Exploring cold regions around the Earth using field recordings and modern interpretive soundscapes that illustrate ice fields, glaciers, human cultures, northern rain forests, and all else natural. Using ambient, drone and downtempo music, Boreal Taiga presents many avenues of exploration via digital means. Signed to Wayfarer Records from Olympia, Washington, USA, Boreal Taiga has released 14 albums with various singles on compilations.
Check back often for news, information and new track postings.
Currently working on a new ambient album “Nunavut“. Release dates coming soon.
Boreal Taiga – Devon Ice Cap MOE
From the upcoming Boreal Taiga album: Nunavut – Arctic Drone Sessions
Filmed on location, Nunavut, Canada by Richard Sidey.
SHTO (CHTO) Soundscape Performance, Russia July 25th, 2021
In Wildness is the preservation of the World. – Henry David Thoreau
Soundtrack released with the film on June 12th of 2020. INFORMATION HERE
ELEMENTA is the second feature collaboration between wildlife filmmaker Richard Sidey and ambient composer Boreal Taiga, and concludes the director’s Speechless trilogy.
A black and white visual meditation of wilderness and the elements. Sidey returns to the triptych format for a cinematic experience like no other. Filmed over five years on seven continents, prepare yourself for full immersion.
Ambient Artists Compilation addressing climate change
01/2020 RELEASED TODAY! A double ambient and downtempo album featuring artists from around the globe addressing climate change. All proceeds will be donated to various climate scientific non profit groups. Thank you for your ears and support!
This compilation is an action in music to remind us that we are in a situation not only for the present but the future. All musicians on this compilation have chosen to join together to spread this message of urgency.
We invite you, the listener, to remember that every bit of action is essential, from recycling, making lifestyle changes, to moving to a more green way of living. To protect our forests, deserts, jungles, Arctic and Antarctic lands, plains, and mountains to our coasts and oceans.
All proceeds from this album will be donated to: The Union of Concerned Scientists and Amazon Watch.
NEW Album announcement – Released today! 11/27/2018
A 12 track full length album and journey to remote, cold and often deep areas of Siberia. From the Kamchatka Peninsula East to Murmansk in the west, Boreal Taiga explores ancient cultures, shamanism, tundra and the taiga forest environment from a new perspective. Ambient, dub ambient and deep sounds inspired by research, travels and history.
Written and produced by JimD at Shaman Studios
Mastared by Dave Luxton
Album photography by Richard Sidey
On Wayfarer Records
Note: the 13th track “Anadyrsky District” was not included in the final album. This track will be released at another time.