Zebra Mu “Plastic Junk Warp” Lathe Cut Record Out Now!

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QCS_098 Zebra Mu “Plastic Junk Warp” 5″ s/sided rectangular recycled plastic lathe cut 33⅓ RPM (edition of 4)

Just over a minute of primitive junk metal bashing with a smattering of squealing electronics!

This lathe cut record is possibly the first of its kind: each copy is sourced from recycled plastic packaging commonly used for Christmas and greeting card multi-packs! As you would expect this is a highly experimental and (very) lo-fi record, comparable in sound quality to the picnic plate lathe cuts I’ve released in the past.
Every copy features B&W artwork printed onto silver paper, also included is a rubber-stamped sticker and B&W paper insert printed onto light grey paper.

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Starlite Coffins “Dead Horse Pasture” 3″CDr Out Now!

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QCS_096 Starlite Coffins “Dead Horse Pasture” 3″CDr (edition of 40)
Ryan Brundage of Starlite Coffins has recorded two hauntingly beautiful compositions inspired by the desolation and despair of the Colorado high plains. Dead Horse Pasture can only be described as twisted doom laden country drone ambience tinged with crumbling analogue electronics – this release cannot be missed!

Featuring a gorgeously handcrafted 4.25” x 4.75” Colorado beetle-kill pine box with a laser burnt emblem; tied up with thin hemp rope and hand-stamped leather tag. The box houses a rubber-stamped CDr, eight-page mini booklet printed onto tracing paper/white card and stickered late 19th or early 20th century portrait photograph. Every copy is protected in a resealable cellophane sleeve that includes a rubber-stamped sticker affixed to the front.

£8.30 (UK)
£9.10 (Europe)
£10.40 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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Starlite Coffins Promotional Music Video

In anticipation of the Dead Horse Pasture 3″CDr release (which is coming next) I present you with a short promotional music video created by Ryan Brundage (Starlite Coffins).
This release has taken months of planning and will feature extensive and beautifully handcrafted packaging, keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information soon…….

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Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu Split 3″ Lathe Cut Record

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QCS_097 Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu “Split” 3″ lathe cut record 45 RPM (edition of 22)
Short and sharp split between myself and the legendary Torturing Nurse! Horrible lo-fi frantic Harsh Noise weirdness! Play this to take your mind off recent world events!
Front and back B&W cover art is printed onto clear acetate and housed inside a clear CD sleeve. Small rubber-stamped stickers are mounted onto each lathe and secured onto red pearlescent card; additional B&W art/cut-outs are printed onto yellow paper.

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**PLEASE BE AWARE** this is a handmade and highly experimental/lo-fi record! These seem to play well on older turntables, odd models and those that play to the spindle.

Super Short Video Preview >>>>>>>>>>

Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu 3″ Lathe Cut Record Preview from Michael Ridge on Vimeo.

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Robert Ridley-Shackleton “Sgt. Poorley” C15 Out NOW!

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QCS_095 Robert Ridley-Shackleton “Sgt. Poorley” C15 (edition of 16)
Experimental and noisy lo-fi wonderments from RRS… a refreshing stroll through the derelict house of your dreams.
Every copy features abstract and dense colour artwork (each one is unique) with colour labels mounted onto light grey cassettes. Also included is a colour insert/information leaflet inspired by the awesome collages and art of RRS.

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Tristan Burfield ‘Men’s Recovery Unit’ Picnic Plate Lathe Cut Record Out NOW!

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QCS_093-Tristan Burfield, Men’s Recovery Unit, 6.5″ picnic plate lathe cut 33⅓ RPM, edition of 15
Tristan makes a very welcome return to QCS with a single track of jagged ear piercing Harsh Noise reminiscent of Masonna/early Merzbow.
Cut onto rather snazzy blue plastic picnic plates, with artwork printed in red, green or blue ink onto white paper.
***Please note*** this is an experimental and very lo-fi record – if you would like the digital version of the track please let me know when ordering or contacting me. If you have any art work colour preference do let me know as well!

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Zebra Mu ‘Perennial Indifference’ C11 + Zine Out NOW!

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QCS_094-Zebra Mu, Perennial Indifference, C11 + 8-page mini art zine, edition of 15

A brand new Zebra Mu cassette single and 8-page mini collage art zine created in anticipation for the upcoming Norwich Arts Centre Zine Fair on the 13th August!

Two distinctly contrasting tracks were crafted; Side A is a slab of overdriven lo-fi drone noise whilst Side B features an assortment of junk metal tape loops, scratchy noise and bleeps. The eight-page mini B&W collage art zine (printed onto red paper) serves as an abstract visual interpretation of both audio tracks.
Each cassette also includes decorative B&W printed labels with additional red rubber-stamped detail. A narrow blue paper band holds the tape and zine together and features B&W art work and additional information.

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Review on Memory Wave Transmission

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Ryne Barber who writes for the Memory Wave Transmission blog has provided a positive and insightful review of Spear/Streak recently released on Quagga Curious Sounds:

https://memorywavetransmission.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/zebra-mu-spearstreak-cd-r-quagga-curious-sounds/

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Zebra Mu ‘Spear / Streak’ CDr OUT NOW!

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QCS_092-Zebra Mu, Spear / Streak, CDr, edition of 14
Five exclusive new tracks of lively pedal focused Harsh Noise. Broken electronics and contact microphone worship, shunning computers for straight to cassette recording hell. Reliving the early 90’s.
Intentionally rough b/w artwork is printed onto yellow paper and packaged in a half-size clear DVD case. Each copy includes a rubber-stamped and stickered CDr with a defaced 1970’s wedding photo and Sunday school plan or personal letter from the 1940’s.

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Stuart Chalmers / Yol ‘Junk Seance’ CDr Out NOW!

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QCS_090-Stuart Chalmers / Yol, Junk Seance CDr, edition of 30
Brilliant, energetic and utterly genius collaboration from these two UK artists… Stuart does some magic tape trickery/electronics and Yol the vocals/noise. I love the so much… check out the SoundCloud excerpt below…
A rubber-stamped and stickered brown A5 envelope features two colour artworks mounted onto both sides. Inside each envelope is a b/w insert printed onto light gray paper and rubber-stamped/stickered CDr packaged in a white paper sleeve.

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