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Sonar. Recorded in a cottage in New Jersey circa 2009. MP3 Release January 2009. Copyright © 2009, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


"Our results indicate a deleterious interaction between intense underwater sound fields and the vital body systems of a small terrestrial mammal, either directly or via inert gas bubble growth. This may contribute to our understanding of the mass stranding of cetaceans, purportedly associated with the deployment of naval sonar, and may also have potential implications for human diving safety..."

Evidence for the initiation of decompression sickness by exposure to intense underwater sound - Dror Tal, Hofit Shachar-Bener, Dov Hershkovitz, Yehuda Arieli and Avi Shupak. Journal of Neurophysiology. Sept. 2015.


from Utterly Free Curios from the fLAtDiSk Catalogue (2021), released January 1, 2021
Music by Rich La Bonté.


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Rich La Bonté (1946) - American musician. 9 Bandcamp LPs. Released the seminal electronic Mayan Canals LP and co-wrote Kim Fowley's Son of Frankenstein (1980s). Lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965-66). Played bass and sang in the original NY and LA casts of Godspell (1971-4). Mozart in "Mozart In Love" (Dir: Mark Rappaport 1975). More info - free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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