” Krakatoa” by Paul Lawler and Paul Speer


I have the great pleasure and honour to present Krakatoa, another fascinating and most powerful soundscape out of the new album Wonders, composed and performed by Paul Lawler from the UK and Paul Speer from the USA. Wonders is a musical journey to awe inspiring places on Planet Earth. Please see Paul Speer’s channel for more information: http://www.youtube.com or go to: http://www.paulspeer.com My very special thanks and sincere appreciation to Paul Speer and to Paul Lawler for this exciting collaboration! It was again a real enjoyment to make this video. For me, the music is as awe-inspiring as all of these great places on our Planet Earth. Krakatoa is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The Island of Krakatoa, disappeared in one of the most notorious volcanic eruptions in history. Over a two-day period, August 26-27, 1883, Krakatoa erupted with such violence that two-thirds of the island, about 23 square kilometers, sank into the Sunda Strait. Prior to that date, the Krakatoa volcano peaked 450 meters above sea level; after the eruption, the top of the volcano sat 250 meters below sea level. The explosions heard in the 1883 eruption remain the loudest noise on human record. The sound was heard across the Indian Ocean, as far away as Rodriguez Island, 4653 kilometers to the west, and Australia, 3450 kilometers to the east. The massive eruption also generated a series of tsunamis, which produced waves as much as 30 meters tall. In ]]>

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