The state of Michigan is releasing a full length album called Pure Sounds of Michigan. The compilation will comprise of soothing sounds interpreted by some of Michigan’s most talented musicians including John Beltran, Windy & Carl, Greater Alexander, Dave Graw and Todd Modes. The album is composed using signature ambient sounds of nature captured from 10 Michigan State Parks throughout the peninsulas—from gentle streams to rolling waves and indigenous birds to a variety of Michigan’s natural elements. The free album will be released on May 22 by Detroit-based recording studio Assemble Sound. Check out two of the tracks at