This is from a cool soundcloud account I found that is just a guy who goes out and records the sounds made by various animals, doing his best to document exactly which creature made which sound. As far as I can tell, he has an excellent microphone setup and records everything at very high fidelity. I plan on using some of his samples.
This second song, “Gather” by Hominidae, incorporates real-world recordings of nature soundscapes like the one above into more melodic and instrument based material. Perhaps because my background is more deeply rooted in music, I find pieces like this much more easy to listen to.
Also, a totally unrelated bonus-this little thing that Deadmau5 made is one of my favorite examples of analog synthesis ever, I wanted to post it now to make sure I post it at some point.