Found Sounds: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Found Sounds: Ice, Ice, Baby!

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!

August is here and, though summer is technically winding down, the days keep getting hotter and hotter. Maybe it’s time to cool down a bit, and listen to an unusual (even for Found Sounds!) target of the microphone: ice. Yes, watching ice melt is not usually cause for excitement, but as you’ll hear, listening to it can be a whole different story!

Our first ice sound comes courtesy of user deadheaduk, who says in the description of the seven month old track that it was his first real attempt at field recording. A great job out of the gate, with a really interesting sound, and great quality. It’s also under a Creative Commons license, so maybe the rhythmic natural sounds will inspire somebody for a new track…

Ice melting by deadheaduk


Another sound from Found Sounds favorite Jean-edouard, we’ve got these ice cracking sounds. Jean describes in his blog post on the recording that he and his brother went to some pretty extreme lengths to avoid getting the wrong kind of sounds on the recording. It’s a great quality sound, so I’d say it was worth it!

Ice crack recordings by Jean-edouard


Our final Found Sound of the week is a bit slower-paced, but still an incredible underwater ice recording from yesterday’s SoundClouder of the Day, inovember. It’s recorded with a hydrophone, and captures the unusual sound of thawing ice nudging against a boulder. Fascinating stuff, and you can get a lot more information in his blog post on the recording.

Hydrophonic ice floe by inovember

photo: Ice Mountain / Paul Sapiano / CC BY 2.0

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

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