Tripped-out mountain-worship with delayed flutes, baying wolves and washes of synthesizer. Hunt may not be well known, and his record is undoubtedly self-produced, but as far as New Age music goes, Natural Illumination nails the best things about the genre with ease: there's an authentic desire to achieve inner peace through music and a truly leftfield aesthetic.

                                                      - Sarah Bardeen

From ground to sound Story
- by John Rawlston.

When Greg White Hunt was growing up, he wanted to be a classical musician. When he wasn’t inside practicing, he wanted to be outdoors. Settling on the French horn, he earned his degree in music, but a gift from a friend gave his life a new direction that united his love of music and his love of the outdoors. His friend saw bamboo flutes on a trip to India and bought one for Greg from a flute maker on the West Coast. “It was just a hollow piece of bamboo with a few holes in it,” Hunt said. “I didn’t have a clue how to get a sound out of it.” A few weeks later, he was carrying it around when a big gust of wind came up, and, to his surprise, it made a sound. Curious, he talked to some flute players that he knew, and they showed him how to blow across the mouthpiece and split his breath to make a pleasing sound. As he became proficient on the flute, the classical musician in him yearned for a bamboo flute tuned to concert pitch. “I thought, this is ridiculous,” he said. “Why doesn’t somebody learn to make the bamboo flute and treat it like a high-quality instrument and pitch it correctly?” In 1988, six years after getting his first flute, he began planting bamboo to make his own instruments. Through research into the science of acoustic engineering, looking at the different types of folk flutes used around the world for centuries and through trial and error, he began to improving his craft. Today, he sells bamboo, flutes and recordings through his company, Bamboo Gardens and Music, in Cohutta, Georgia.