8 String Religion features the talents of David Darling on cello and piano. The album combines David's cello, piano and vocal improvisations with sound engineer/producer Mickey Houlihan's nature recordings. The music on this album is considered "acoustic new age" and features eight nature-oriented pieces that evoke the unity of nature, humanity and music. Mastered using Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD), an audio encoding system that was developed for editing high-resolution recordings, DXD is a PCM-like signal with 24-bit resolution sampled at 352.8 kHz - eight times 44.1 kHz, the sampling frequency of standard CD. The data rate is 11.2896 Mbit/s - four times that of DSD.