Monday, 2 April 2012

Looks like we now have the complete recordings of E E Cummings reading out his own work. As you know, there is rarely anyone better at reading out poems than the actual authors. While they may not have the best voices, they understand the subtle cadences and nuances of their work better than anyone. Two rare albums, good work Mr Cummings. Now both available in the LNO shop.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Legendary Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzy had a very short recording career, So short in fact that very few performances exist on record, even fewer ever become available and when they do, prices are astronomical. The vintage recordings we now present to you would cost in excess of £750 on the open vinyl market. "Contemporary Works" is rarely seen or for that matter, rarely heard. Now available in the LNO Shop click and crackle free, for pennies.

Friday, 10 September 2010


Recorded in a professional studio that, according to Philip Larkin was “alright for making a private record for your New Zealand cousins of your daughter singing Over The Rainbow”, this rare recording of the author reading his 1955 collection is seldom heard. It also states in the original Larkin sleevenotes that the studio was rather noisy during the recording: “there were all sorts of extra noises that were unsettling – people going upstairs, and pulling lavatory chains, and so on. You can’t hear them on the record, but they were there.” The recording took place on 24th October 1958 in London and was edited by George Hartley. It has been out of print for decades. It is one of only two recordings made by the poet reading his own work.

This very limited CD can now be bought at The Lost Noises Office Shop.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Lost Noises Office is now open.

Welcome to The Lost Noises Office. Over the near future this small office will be collecting and issuing rare, interesting and sometimes quite peculiar recordings. Please keep coming back and you never know what we might have found.