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!
Sure, many people are thinking about bunnies this time of year, but let’s be honest: they’re not animals that lend themselves to much recording. So instead of “rabbit,” the word of the week is “ribbit,” as these week’s Found Sounds feature frogs from around the world.
Coming up first is a recording by Thomas Newton of the UK, who used his H4N field recorder while in Ranong, Thailand to capture some of the local frog noise. You kind of have to hear these guys to believe them — they’ve got some wacky, deep voices, and they’ve really worked quite a sound together.
Over at Sounds Captured in the UK, there’s a beautiful and high quality recording of frogs. And while Sounds Captured is a bit enigmatic in the way of details — no bio, no name, and no alternate website — the DPA4060 mics he or she used really picked up a lot of great details. Put your headphones on for this one, and listen through until the end. It gets pretty intense!
In the United States, we’ve got a recording from the composer John Rose. These frogs were recorded on a country farm pond in Nicholasville, Kentucky, not too far from where he lives in Lexington. John’s compositions pull from some pretty diverse influences, and you can imagine what living near such an impressive sonic landscape must do for him.
That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.