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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Daniel J. Gregory & Territorial Gobbing “Cry Weak Dada Encounter Chapter 2” s/sided C90

QCS_148 Daniel J. Gregory & Territorial Gobbing “Cry Weak Dada Encounter Chapter 2” s/sided C90 (edition of 20)

˙˙˙˙ɹɐǝ ɹnoʎ sᴉ ʇɐɥʇ uᴉɐɹp ǝɥʇ uʍop lɐɹᴉds snoɔsᴉʌ ǝɥʇ ɥƃnoɹɥʇ ʇɹɐʇs puɐ doʇs (ɹǝʇɐl ʇsᴉl sᴉɥʇ oʇ ǝɹoɯ ppɐ) sɯnɹp ‘lᴉoɟ uᴉʇ ‘sǝlqɹɐɯ ‘soᴉpɐɹ ‘sǝdɐʇ ‘sɹɐʇᴉnפ ˙ʇɐɥʍ pᴉp oɥʍ uǝʇʇoƃɹoɟ ʎlǝʇǝldɯoɔ ǝʌɐɥ I ˙ǝuop ʎlpǝsoddns ǝɹǝʍ ʇɐɥʇ sǝɔǝᴉd ɹǝɥʇo sɐ dn uɹnʇ ʎluǝppns ʇsol puɐ pǝllǝqɐlun ‘ɟɟo ʞɔɐɹʇ ʇsol sʞɔɐɹ┴ ˙puǝlq ɹǝɟsuɐɹʇǝʍ pɹɐpuɐʇs ʍou ǝɥ┴ ˙ǝʇnuᴉɯ ʇsɐl ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ǝʌɹǝu ɹᴉǝɥʇ ƃuᴉsol sɹǝʇsʞuɐɹd oᴉpnɐ dn ɯɐǝʇ ǝlqɐʇᴉʌǝuI

Each stickered black PMD interview cassette is packaged in a rubber-stamped A5 manilla envelope with colour artwork courtesy of Daniel J. Gregory mounted onto the front. Every copy includes a folded A4 insert, printed in black, red or magenta ink onto yellow paper.

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Zebra Mu “Locked Up and Down” 3″CDr

QCS_147 Zebra Mu “Locked Up and Down” 3″CDr (edition of 18)

14 tracks recorded during England’s second lockdown, showcasing an assortment of styles from raw frantic noise to late night tape loop noodling. Reclusive lifestyle noise.

Folded green, red and black cover is printed onto purple card, every copy also includes a blue and black insert printed onto light grey paper. Each CDr is rubber-stamped and packaged in a zip lock bag.

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Norfolk Trotter “Reel-to-Reel Flint Loop” CDr

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QCS_146 Norfolk Trotter “Reel-to-Reel Flint Loop” CDr (edition of 24)

A 50 minute recording documenting a 1960’s Stella Stellaphone ST470/00 reel-to-reel tape machine playing a 16 second loop of sounds derived from grinding/rubbing several sizeable flint nodules together. No effects pedals, digital processing or editing was employed. One of the flint nodules contained naturally occurring holes which acted as a handy capstan for the tape loop.
The wall itself is reminiscent (in my opinion) of a crackling fire complimented by the gentle whirring of the tape machine in the background. As the recording progresses the textures change very slightly, this is due to the rough surface of the flint nodule damaging the magnetic tape. Listeners may also notice towards the end of the recording the tape machine begins producing a distinct clicking sounds as it struggles to play the loop.

B&W folded cover and insert is printed onto yellow paper, every CDr is rubber-stamped. A small segment of the original tape loop used in the recording is included with each copy.

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Zebra Mu “Record 2 Mouth 2” s/sided recycled CS

QCS_145 Zebra Mu “Record 2 Mouth 2” s/sided recycled CS (edition of 16)

Cleansing ultra-lo-fi microcassette sound/noise collage merriment, stitching and splicing together assorted recordings from various sound sources and instruments. Listeners will encounter sonic treats such as bad harmonica playing, microcassette loops, Atari Punk Console jams, circuit bent FX pedal prodding and sticking contact mics on random things.

Artwork is printed in blue ink onto light pink paper, includes an additional insert printed in magenta ink onto light blue paper. Dubbed onto either black, light grey or clear Reader’s Digest cassettes (the Zebra Mu side is labelled), each is housed in either a black backed or clear library case.

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