Found Sounds: Creepy Creatures

Found Sounds: Creepy Creatures

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!

Jean-Edouard Miclot is a French sound effects guy living in Vancouver, who uses SoundCloud for some recordings and experiments. He describes creating this sound on his blog, and writes that he was experimenting with “designing creature vocalizations with no visual material.” Want to hear what Jean-Edouard’s little creatures sound like?


It may sound just as out of this world, but this recording from the London Sound Survey is actually a group of soprano pipistrelle bats. You can see one of the little guys on the right, here. The sound you hear is a group of them forming a mating swarm on a reservoir in southwest London. The Survey makes recording all over London, but they probably don’t have to use their bat detector to get most of them!


Diving under the surface for our final sound this week, we’ve got Richard Devine‘s recordings of dolphins communicating, shrimp feeding, and incredibly, the Hypostomus Plectostomus catfish moaning in the distance. (If you’ve never heard a fish moan, here’s your chance!) Check out his timed comments for descriptions of what you’re hearing as they come up. The recordings were made with Aquarian hydrophones, and capture underwater creatures most people never get an opportunity to hear.

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

photo: Pipsqueak / Bill Tyne / CC BY-SA

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