Michael Ridge “Microcassette Sessions” CDr

QCS_157 Michael Ridge “Microcassette Sessions” CDr (edition of 25)

A collection of lo-fi microcassette recordings captured on my trusty Olympus Pearlcorder S600 between May – July 2021! This album features a mix of drone, noise, flexi cut-ups, field recordings, daily life, answering machine messages, wind up music box and on hold music. 

B&W folded cover is printed onto light peach paper, each copy includes a paper insert and rubber-stamped stickered CDr.

£4.60 (UK)
£6.90 (Europe)
£7.60 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

Ryosuke Kiyasu “Nothing Here” 7″ s/sided square lathe cut record

QCS_152 Ryosuke Kiyasu “Nothing Here” 7″ s/sided square lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 28)     

Excited to welcome Ryosuke Kiyasu back on QCS (having previously appeared as Sete Star Sept) with two frantic solo snare drum recordings – absolutely brilliant stuff!  

Red and blue artwork is printed onto light grey card, each copy features a rubber-stamped white paper inner sleeve. 

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Zebra Mu “Door Stopped” b/card CDr

QCS_156 Zebra Mu “Door Stopped” b/card CDr (edition of 20)

Three new tracks of manic door stop derived harsh noise, maxed out distortion pedal anguish!

Folded black, blue and magenta art work is printed onto yellow paper. Each copy includes a folded insert printed in black and green onto yellow paper and labelled CDr.

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Astreinte “Reprise Individuelle” C22

QCS_155 Astreinte “Reprise Individuelle” C22 (edition of 38)

Three live recordings from French eight-piece Astreinte! Rambunctious and unruly!!

Every copy features a unique handmade marbled card cover, combinations include one or two of the following colours: green, red, blue, gold and silver. Includes a folded insert, printed in red ink onto light blue paper. Transparent dark purple tape shells are decorated with B&W labels.

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Michael Ridge “Empty Predawn Gaze” s/sided C90

QCS_154 Michael Ridge “Empty Predawn Gaze” s/sided C90 (edition of 30)

A single 43-minute composition of subtle and at times near inaudible field recording tape loops blended with extended lo-fi drone work. Listening material for that period just before dawn slowly breaks.

B&W artwork is printed onto either grey, blue or black recycled pastel paper, each copy features a stickered black tape shell packaged in a black-backed library case.

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Zebra Mu “Acoustic Dump” C15

QCS_153 Zebra Mu “Acoustic Dump” C15 (edition of 14)

Improvised frantic jams with the reconstructed remains of a single string junk acoustic guitar found on the side of the road last year. With just the guitar running through a single contact mic and distortion pedal, each track squeezes the most out of its limited sonic palette. For additional fun a handheld fan and violin bow was also utilised!

Rubber-stamped text and graphics are printed onto barograph chart paper, each copy features a stickered brown tape shell packaged in a clear library case.

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Ryosuke Kiyasu “Nothing Here” 7″ s/sided lathe cut pre-order

QCS_152 Ryosuke Kiyasu “Nothing Here” 7″ s/sided square lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 30)

Excited to welcome Ryosuke Kiyasu back on QCS (having previously appeared as Sete Star Sept) with two wild solo snare drum recordings – absolutely brilliant stuff.

A mono clear square lathe cut will be paired with lovingly made DIY art work.

Expected release date is approximately 10-11ish weeks from the date of this post, any questions please get in touch. ​

UPDATE: PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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Zebra Mu “Faith Crap” recycled tape loop

QCS_151 Zebra Mu “Faith Crap” recycled tape loop (edition of 11)

Combining minimal no input improvisation shriek with layered spoken word passages from heavily stretched/disintegrating bible tapes. No two tape loops are the same! Rough and crap just the way Jesus likes it!

Each 5(ish) second loop is housed in a recycled The Good News Bible tape shell; this is packaged in a rubber-stamped toilet roll. Every copy includes a unique collaged and rubber-stamped mini postcard.

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Tristan Burfield & Zebra Mu “Untitled” File/Download

QCS_150 Tristan Burfield & Zebra Mu “Untitled” File/Download

Two previously unreleased live recordings between Zebra Mu and Tristan Burfield, captured during the hazy summer of 2019. Improvised noise manoeuvres expressing suburban abandonment and desolation, particularly felicitous during these weird times.

Officially sanctioned once again by the Norwich Noise Improvement District.

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Tristan Burfield “Planned Obsolescence” CDr

QCS_149 Tristan Burfield “Planned Obsolescence” CDr (edition of 20)

Following on from his core Chiptune trilogy: Pocket Music, 8-bit Renegade and 8 Nes Songs LP, Tristan Burfield returns to his roots and explores the limitations of the Gameboy Advance Soundchip. Creating warm and powerful sounds through hacking a simple humble consumer device. Another excellent release from this QCS veteran!

B&W folded cover is printed onto red paper, each copy includes a paper insert and rubber-stamped CDr.

£4.50 (UK)
£6.80 (Europe)
£7.50 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

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