“Intonation” is the most traditionally new age recording in the series. Irv was experimenting with recording chants from at least the time of “Tintinnabulation.” He originally recorded a group in California but decided to scrap the tapes and use composer Kirk Nurock’s Natural Sound Workshop ensemble. The liner notes go into great detail to explain how “it is a proven fact that meditation can improve your life.” Side B was recorded in a steamy Illinois cornfield at noon. These insect sounds found there way into the sound design for Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven.
“One of the subtlest things Irv Teibel has discovered is the importance of sequences—one sound following another”
Dave Sagarin, Popular Mechanics, 7/78
“Irv Teibel has gone to extraordinary lengths to record nature”
Rima Berns, The Ottawa Citizen, 5/31/79