Monthly Archives: April 2011

David This week’s SoundClouders of the Day!

We’re ending the week with a bang! All our our SoundClouders of the Day we featured this week are recapped below. Listen, enjoy and don’t forget to follow them!

Choongum

We started the week off with SoundClouder of the Day, Choongum (pronounced Chewin’ Gum) based in San Francisco, California! Enjoy his collaborations below!

http://soundcloud.com/choongum

Collaborations by Choongum

Fader Vixen

Our SoundClouder of the Day for Tuesday was Atlanta-based duo Fader Vixen. They recently finished up an album called “Transmitting Pulses” – check it out below and vibe out to this talented band.

http://soundcloud.com/fadervixen

Fader Vixen – Transmitting Pulses by Fader Vixen

Joe Drzewiecki

Joe Drzewiecki has a great collection of collaborations on SoundCloud that made all of us in the office dance uncontrollably. His tracks and his collaborations are unique, fun, totally amazing and on Wednesday we featured him as out SoundClouder of the Day!

http://soundcloud.com/jomama-2

Collabs by Joe Drzewiecki

airkingsound

A San Francisco-based music and sound design collective creating audio for installations, film/video, multimedia, and more, was our SoundClouder of the Day on Thursday. The music produced by airkingsound is dynamic, synthy in all the right ways and majorly enjoyable to listen to!

http://soundcloud.com/airkingsound

Apparatus by airkingsound

Sophie Kazandjian

Our Friday SoundClouder of the Day learned to play piano by ear as a child and has been composing ever since! Her pieces are inspired by her Scottish/Polish roots and love for the highland landscapes in which she grew up. Her melodies are gorgeous and she strikes such a delicate nerve on every track she creates. Her music is perfect for a dark day in the Spring bundled up next to a fireplace. Check out Sophie Kazandjian’s piano melodies!

http://soundcloud.com/sophie-kazandjian

Glass Slopes by Sophie Kazandjian

Check out all the SoundClouders of the Day in our curated group here!

Marie SoundCloud Local: Budapest

Photo taken by Marco Martins-Costa, found on Flickr

We’re taking a peek at what the capital of Hungary has in store for us on SoundCloud. From what we can see – and hear – Budapest has some great SoundCloud users making some cool sounds!

KOW
Web developer, code addict, infoholic, and experimenting producer, KOW (also known as Tibor Szász), is still trying to find his musical sound, but what he has found so far, sounds pretty good! Make sure to follow him over at SoundCloud to keep yourself up-to-date with his new productions.

soundcloud.com/kow

Berriloom
Berriloom has been together since 2010 and as they say, they are “trying” to make music. From what we can hear though, they’re doing a great job at making music. The band is all about love and they’re willing to share their music with you with some downloads. Go on and have a listen!

soundcloud.com/berriloom

Belle Belle
Belle Belle is Bence Nagy’s musical project. Bence is a member of the Páternoszter Artgroup. He recently released his first album, Won Ton Ton, and guess what! It’s availalble for free on the interwebs. You can download it here and listen to some of the tracks on it below.

soundcloud.com/wollawolla

Paprecordings
P.A.P. has mostly ambient, chillout tracks. His most recent album, Above the Clouds, has been described as an “electronic soundtrack for post-industrial sunsets”. The album has 6 tracks: the first three are ambient, spacy, chill out themes, and the second half of the album is more energetic.

soundcloud.com/paprecordings

Urenga
The brainchild/side project of Andras Kiss is Urenga. He’s had three releases since 2010 and is described as dub, techno and ambient. But this side project of his is focused more on environmental themes and melding them into his music.

soundcloud.com/urenga


Like what you hear? Check out more tracks from Budapest: citysounds.fm/budapest

And if you’re in Budapest, join the SoundCloud Local group and submit your tracks – we would love to hear them!

Last week, we announced our next Global Meetup Day, which will be happening on May 25th! Check out Meetup.com to see if there’s one scheduled in your area yet. If not, start your own! Budapest, here’s what’s happening around you so far!

Feel free to take a look at our SoundCloud Local features to see if your area has been featured yet.

David Found Sounds: Rings a Bell

Found Sounds is a new SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

SoundClouder nnnnnnil (is that your real name?) uploaded the first of this week’s found sounds. There are plenty of relaxing field recording sounds on SoundCloud, but there’s something especially soothing about this temple wind chime recorded last month in the Yeonmi-Sa temple in Andong, Korea.

Temple Wind Chime by nnnnnnil


 

As one of the February entries in the always interesting 365 Days of Sound project, Josh G captured the ringing bells of a funeral procession in Vienna, Austria. Like many of the sounds in his 2011 “sound diary,” these bells are a little reminder of a sonic scene in that one moment in time. In the track description, Josh notes the “weird atmosphere” that his recorder couldn’t quite capture — maybe not, but a great sound nonetheless.

2011.02.09 – Funeral bells on street in Austria by 365DaysOfSound


 

Ollie Hall, the man behind Binaural Diaries, uses a field recorder and a set of binaural microphones to record the world around him. This week’s found sound features the “Bells of Time” in Ueno Park, Tokyo, and comes from an incredible set of sounds he collected on his profile called, “Japan by Ear.”

Ueno Bells of Time by BinauralDiaries

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

photo: Bells / Rohit Mattoo / CC BY-NC-ND