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Sounds of the Office

Various Artists
Sounds of the Office

This mysterious album opens with banging and creaking and could be mistaken for a minimalist sound piece. It is in fact the sounds of an office from 1964. Rustling papers, drawers closing, typing and footsteps are just a few of the sounds heard on this album. While letting the imagination run in identifying the sounds is fun to do while listening to the album, the liner notes include detailed descriptions of each sound for those who have to know. Recorded by Michael Siegel.

Track Listing

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Time Clock n/a 0:32
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102
Coffee Break n/a 2:38
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103
Dictation and Transcription n/a 3:33
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104
Letter Opening n/a 2:01
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105
Heat Copyer (Thermofax) and Stapling n/a 0:48
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106
Coffee Break n/a 1:10
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107
Old Electric Typewriter n/a 1:55
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108
Adding Machine n/a 2:30
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109
Writing Checks, and Check Protector n/a 2:45
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110
Manual Typewriter n/a 2:17
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201
Telephone and Intercom n/a 0:37
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202
Pop Bottle Machine n/a 1:07
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203
Calculator n/a 3:28
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204
Plastic Laminator n/a 1:34
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205
Bookkeeping Machine n/a 2:37
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206
Coffee Break n/a 2:08
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207
Addressograph n/a 1:13
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208
Postage Meter and Envelope Sealer n/a 1:02
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209
Time Clock n/a 0:29
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210
The Office on a Busy Day n/a 1:25

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