2Minute Minor ‘Soda Tax’ 2″ Lathe Cut Single Support

Over the past few months I’ve been in contact with Zach Bridier who is the drummer for Chicago Hardcore Punk Project 2Minute Minor. Zach initially contacted me for advice on releasing a 2” lathe cut record; a format the band had never worked with before.

I’m pleased to announce Soda Tax is out now in an edition of 50 copies and can be purchased directly from the band!!! (it’s only $3.00!!) >>>>>>

https://2minuteminor.bigcartel.com/product/soda-tax-single-2-vinyl-limited-edition

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Michael Ridge ‘Misc Loops #3’ Recycled s/sided CS

QCS_114 Michael Ridge “Misc Loops #3” recycled s/sided CS (edition of 15)

A 20 minute composition of meditative tape loop exploration; weaving together lo-fi ambient music, background noise and subtle bird song recordings.

Recycled black audio book cassette features a colour label mounted onto the shell. Colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in either clear or grey tape shells.

£4.20 (UK)
£6.45 (Europe)
£7.20 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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Zebra Mu “Warm Up / Trash” 3″CDr Out NOW!

QCS_111 Zebra Mu “Warm Up / Trash” 3″CDr (edition of 11)

Two live semi-improvised recordings captured in February of stripped back experimental noise, sourced primarily from mic’d up broken gramophone records and my voice.

A rubber stamped 3”CDr is packaged in a slim line DVD case. Each copy features cyan and black artwork printed onto peach coloured paper, an additional insert is printed in red onto yellow paper.

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Sete Star Sept “Dead Leaves” 3.5″ Floppy Disk Out Now!

QCS_112 Sete Star Sept “Dead Leaves” 3.5″ Floppy Disk (edition of 45)

Eight short, loud and sharp blasts of Noisegrind from these Japanese legends!!

Stark B&W artwork is printed onto purple card. Each copy features either a white, black, yellow, orange, green, blue or red floppy disk with a colour printed mounted onto each one (two different label designs).

£3.90 (UK)
£6.15 (Europe)
£6.90 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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“Dove Street Loops” C1 Out Now!

QCS_DS-01 Michael Ridge “Dove Street Loops” C1 (edition of 10)
All ten cassettes were exhibited during my recent artist residency Stretch & Burn hosted by Dyad Creative at Dove Street Studios, Norwich. Each copy features unique recordings documenting numerous live experiments with extended reel-to-reel tape loops. The primary sound sources for every loop were contact microphones attached to an empty gas canister and fire escape just outside the studio space, check out the video below for a preview.

Minimal black and white artwork is printed onto clear acetate, small white stickers are affixed onto the tape shell.

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“Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ Anti-Record Out Now!

QCS_DS-02 Michael Ridge “Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ polystyrene anti-record (edition of 12)

Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!!

Each copy features a centre label printed in red ink onto yellow paper. Cover artwork is printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Created whilst I was artist in residence at Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK in January 2018.

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Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau 3.5″ Floppy Disk Out Now!

QCS_106 Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau “The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Live at the Shiphorst Avantgarde Festival (excerpt)” 3.5″ Floppy Disk (edition of 44)

Live recording from the Shiphorst Avantgarde Festival; abstract feedback-soaked freak out performance from the ever creative and brilliant Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer!

Black and red artwork is printed on light blue paper and mounted onto a square brown envelope. Each copy features a labelled floppy disk and folded yellow paper insert printed in black and magenta ink, with additional rubber-stamped details.

£3.90 (UK)
£6.15 (Europe)
£6.90 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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“Feed the Birds” Experimental 7″ Lathe Cut Record

QCS_110 Michael Ridge & Jeroen Diepenmaat “Feed the Birds” s/sided lathe cut record 33⅓ RPM (edition of 9)

Feed the Birds is a collaboration between myself and the wonderful Jeroen Diepenmaat: 7” clear single sided lathe cut record meticulously covered with mixed bird seed. Allowing birds to literally feed off the record will expose the playing surface: an experimental field recording awaits the listener….

Each lathe cut is packaged in white 7” reel-to-reel tape box with B&W artwork mounted on the lid. An additional paper insert is included with the record.

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GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ Lathe Cut Record

QCS_100 GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ lathe cut record 33⅓ RPM (edition of 110)

Likely to be one of the smallest lathe cut records ever released! GX and I each recorded an exclusive eight second composition for this project. Expect a spoken word piece from GX and experimental noise/drone piece from myself.
Each clear 1” lathe cut is nestled in a clear PVC coin wallet, with fold-out artwork printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Every copy comes in a 2” x 2.8” grey drawstring velvet bag, complete with a shrunken QCS promo flyer.

SOLD OUT

**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record, expect it to be monstrously lo-fi and VERY challenging to play…. HAVE FUN!

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GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ Lathe Cut Pre-Order

AT LAST!!! It has taken over a year of planning but FINALLY I’m now accepting pre-orders for GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ lathe cut record!!

This is the smallest lathe cut QCS will ever release, possibly one of the smallest in the world too. 110 will be made, ironically it is the most copies I’ve ever put out as well. This dinky split will feature an exclusive (and very short) track from GX and myself. Expect a spoken word piece from GX and experimental noise/drone type composition from yours truly. Each 1” will be nestled in fold-out artwork and other packaging delights….

Pre-orders are now closed.

Estimated time of release upon writing this post is about 6-7 weeks, they will be dispatched to you on the day of release.

**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is (obviously) a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record (33⅓ RPM), monstrously lo-fi and stupidly challenging to play…. HELL YES!!

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