Since this video debuted, there has been a lot of debate as to its authenticity. Is this what Lake Baikal ice sounds like? Is it dubbed over with drums? There unfortunately isn’t much in the way of confirmation, but the fact remains, it’s a cool video with some great rhythms.
Musical abilities notwithstanding, ice is capable of some truly unusual sights and sounds. We can say that the clearer ice is, the purer the tones it produces, and the ice in the Lake Baikal video is absolutely crystal clear. The lake draws tourists and snowmobilers who come specifically for the dramatic clear-blue ice the lake produces each year.