Edward Found Sounds | It’s the sound of the underground

Found Sounds is a 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!

No, no. This weeks Found Sounds isn’t all about Girls Aloud’s phenomenal number one hit Sound of the Underground, it’s about the different subway sounds in cities around the world.

First off, our home town Berlin. Berlin has a unique underground system consisting of both the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn. These sounds are iconic to Berlin, musician Paul Kalkbrenner even created a song for the film Berlin Calling using these sounds.

Can you hear the difference?

The oldest underground system in the world is London’s, opened in 1863, that’s pretty impressive! Things have changed a bit since then, but the sound of London’s underground is still very recognizable. With cockney train conductors and the infamous automated lady station announcer, shut your eyes and imagine you’re arriving into the heart of London at Waterloo Station.

Not to be forgotten is the city with the most underground stations and the longest amount of track, that is, the New York City Subway! Next stop, Union Square.

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

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    Cool, These sound designs seem quite nice compared to the Parisian subway here’s a sound found on SC 
    http://soundcloud.com/jaccodotorg/subway-metro-paris-concorde 
    notice : no station announcement, and just an awful buzz to notify the will doors will shut (and the one recording is far from the worsts that you may hear when you take this subway every day…)