This soundscape was recorded in Beaujolais, France, during my family holidays in 2019. We were staying in an isolated bed-and-breakfast place, lost in the vineyards. It was late afternoon when I heard the thunder coming, under an overcast sky. I searched for a cache among the vine stocks where my recording equipment would stay dry, and I left it running all night. The sounds evolved from a distant thunder to something closer, alternating with rain and chirping insects when the rain stopped.
To faithfully recreate the ambience, sliders have been configured as an audio time-lapse, each of them being associated with a different hour of the night. To hear the exact sound progression that night, reveal sliders individually from left to right. You can mix multiple sliders to create a thunderstorm with the sonic density of your choice. Headphones are highly recommended, to enjoy the superb stereo imaging.