Dial-Up Summer Breeze “Modem Tan” C20

QCS_141 Dial-Up Summer Breeze “Modem Tan” C20 (edition of 18)

Late September 1995: a hazy mid-afternoon light streams down onto your brand-new Windows PC, you’re daydreaming about a relaxing Ibiza holiday… knowing you can barely afford a weekend in Blackpool. Nostalgic seaside lounge punk.

Colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in yellow backed library cases. Each copy features a tasteful baby pink tape shell with colour labels. Also included is an article/advert/image from a 1995 computer magazine.

£4.60 (UK)
£6.85 (Europe)
£7.60 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

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Culver “Rebecca Reanimated” 7″ s/sided square lathe cut record

QCS_133 Culver “Rebecca Reanimated” 7″ s/sided square lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 24)

Culver returns to QCS with an oozing slab of ominous and dense lo-fi drone noise.
Black and white folded art work is printed onto either light blue, pink, cream, grey, pink or yellow card. Each copy also features a rubber-stamped white paper sleeve.


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Norfolk Trotter “Floppy Flint Wall” 3.5″ floppy disk

QCS_140 Norfolk Trotter “Floppy Flint Wall” 3.5″ floppy disk (edition of 12)

Just over five minutes of lo-bit noise wall, captured using an Olympus digital voice recorder for added flint-based crunch.

Each black diskette features a rubber-stamped label printed onto light marbled paper. Every cover is a unique collaged and rubber-stamped design mounted onto purple card.

£4.20 (UK)
£6.45 (Europe)
£7.20 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
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QCS Loves The NHS – Charity Compilation

QCS_139 Various Artists “QCS Loves The NHS” File/Download

QCS LOVES THE NHS: A Quagga Curious Sounds DIY music charity compilation for our wonderful National Health Service! 57 tracks showcasing some of the best underground/DIY/outsider music and art, some label regulars and a few new faces too! It costs only £1.00 but please consider donating more if you can.

All money raised will be donated to NHS Charities supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk#how

When the pandemic is over (hopefully soon) I will continue to donate any sales to NHS charities.

A massive heartfelt thank you to all contributing artists.

14/05/2020: £52.11 has been raised!
19/05/2020: £23.52 has been raised!


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Michael Ridge “Anti Glitter” 6.5″ wood glue anti-record

QCS_138 Michael Ridge “Anti Glitter” 6.5″ s/sided wood glue anti-record 78 RPM (edition of 8)

My latest playable anti-record carefully crafted from layers of wood glue, each with a combination of red, blue, silver or magenta glitter embedded into the surface!

A unique collaged and rubber-stamped centre label decorates every copy. Included is a recycled 14 x 14cm card target, each one featuring a different collage on the back. A work of anti-art!


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Michael Ridge “Live Tape Loops”

QCS_137 Michael Ridge “Live Tape Loops” File/Download

Rough and improvised tape loop jam using a combination of two microcassette loops and one cassette loop, playing a mix of field recordings, singing bowl experiments and heavily warbled/slowed down classical music. The soundtrack to my lockdown experience.

The first ever digital only release on QCS! You can buy/stream it on my Bandcamp page (and check out my other stuff too!):

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QCS Loves The NHS: Compilation Call Out!

A Quagga Curious Sounds DIY music compilation fundraiser!

  • 5 minutes max
  • New/unreleased material is preferred
  • Open to musicians/artists from any genre
  • Send track (WAV is preferred) via WeTransfer to mike-ridge@hotmail.co.uk
  • Include artist name and title plus any supporting text, links, biography etc.
  • You’re welcome to include artwork/image/logo with your track (1400px x 1400px minimum)
  • Compilation will feature on my Bandcamp page (https://mridge.bandcamp.com/), starting from £1.00 (please donate more if you can!) with all funds going to NHS Charities supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/#how
  • Deadline is 10th May
  • I will provide weekly updates on here and via the Facebook page detailing how much is raised!
  • I won’t accept anything that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia or other hatred. 

Update 03/05/2020: so far 34 tracks have been received, spanning from ambient/acoustic to harsh noise/hnw! Amazing stuff!!

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SDC “SDC000” CDr

QCS_136 SDC “SDC000” CDr (edition of 24)

I’m excited to present the first full length album from UK-based artist SDC! Over seven tracks listeners are treated to an eclectic and greatly crafted mix of Noise, HNW, Drone, Downtempo and Ambient.

Rubber-stamped CDr is packaged in a brown recycled card sleeve. Art work is mounted onto one side of the sleeve and printed in either blue, green, magenta or yellow ink onto light blue paper. Each copy includes a folded paper insert printed in red and blue ink onto light peach paper.

£4.40 (UK)
£6.65 (Europe)
£7.40 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

Check out a couple of the tracks here!>>>>

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Zebra Mu “Record 2 Mouth” C9

QCS_135 Zebra Mu “Record 2 Mouth” C9 (edition of 10)

No-fi microcassette experiments and tomfoolery aplenty, minimal gear used for satisfying results!

Art work is printed in either red or cyan ink onto purple card. Dubbed onto modified and stickered white NEAL police interview tapes, these are packaged in a black backed library case.


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Culver ‘Rebecca Reanimated’ 7″ s/sided Lathe Cut Record Pre-order

QCS_133 Culver “Rebecca Reanimated” 7″ s/sided clear square lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 20-25ish)

Culver returns to QCS presenting an oozing slab of ominous and dense lo-fi drone noise, evokes the sense something bad is about to happen…. ​
Art work/packaging will be tenderly crafted to the highest DIY standards! ​Running time: 6:55​.

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


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