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Episode 6 - The Wild Man of the Woods

by Tales of the Boatman

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In which the Boatman finds his fortitude put to the test by not only a Wild Man, but by one who he thought never to see again.

This episode creates an intense atmosphere and deals with the subject matter of facing fear, so while it contains no adult content, is best suited for older children and adults.


released February 11, 2016

Composed, performed, produced and recorded by Chris Rippey.

Vetiver voiced by Megan Rippey

Instruments featured in this episode: Xiao (Chinese vertical bamboo flute), Guzheng (Chinese zither), Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle), Daf (Persian frame drum with metal jangles), Cello with frets, double tin whistle in C.

The sound effects from this episode were either made in house or collected from the environment of Colorado in spring / summer 2015, with the exception of:

Sound effects taken from freesound.org. In addition to editing for duration, all sounds are subject to varying degrees of the following effects: reverb, compression, delay, stereo spacialization, pitch shift, time shift, and recombination with other sounds.

Sounds under CC-BY 3.0 or CC0:

Scream4_High.aif by RutgerMuller www.freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/104031/
Scream_aeh-1.aif by RutgerMuller www.freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/104037/
Scream3_Hissy.aif by RutgerMuller www.freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/104030/
Dry thunder2.wav by juskiddink www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/101934/


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Tales of the Boatman immerses the listener in a mythical world constructed entirely of audio elements - original music performed on traditional instruments from around the world, narrative drawn from the archetypal realms of myth and fable, and sounds from nature collected in the field. ... more

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