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.

£4.30 (UK)
£6.55 (Europe)
£7.30 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
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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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Zebra Mu “Urine Tantrum” b/card CDr

QCS_144 Zebra Mu “Urine Tantrum” b/card CDr (edition of 24)

Two short and sharp noise compositions dedicated to our beloved pets pissing on soft furnishings. Faded stains, lingering damp patches and faint odours.

Art work is printed in either red or green ink onto red paper. Each copy includes a folded white paper insert printed in yellow ink, with additional rubber-stamped information. Two colour stickers decorate every CDr (either a transparent or white inkjet printable type).

£4.30 (UK)
£6.55 (Europe)
£7.30 (Worldwide)
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Stuart Chalmers / Michael Ridge “Split” C15

QCS_143 Stuart Chalmers / Michael Ridge “Split” C15 (edition of 19)

Stuart Chalmers makes a welcome return to QCS for this eclectic split tape! We each present distinctly different tracks from varied sound sources, ranging from noise, vinyl manipulation, rubber-band guitar twanging, ambient, lo-fi and tape loop experimentation.

Black and magenta art work is printed onto recycled craft brown paper, each cassette features a black shell with colour labels.

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Zebra Mu “Tape Horn Sick” C5

QCS_142 Zebra Mu “Tape Horn Sick” C5 (edition of 11)

Heavy drone-like noise and distorted junk nonsense interspersed with incoherent/rambling vocals, not particularly wholesome.

Each stickered cassette is packaged in a medical grade fold-up sick bag, every bag is also adorned with a rubber-stamped sticker. Included is a black and white folded A5 paper insert printed onto light green paper.

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Michael Ridge “Live Tape Loops” s/sided C43 Version

QCS_137 Michael Ridge “Live Tape Loops” s/sided C43 (edition of 14)

Many of you have asked so I’m pleased to present the cassette version of “Live Tape Loops” released digitally back in April! 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.

Colour artwork is printed onto card and packaged in a square zip lock bag. A rubber-stamped sticker decorates each black cassette shell, every copy also includes a small clump of unspooled classical music tape.

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Check it out here: https://mridge.bandcamp.com/album/live-tape-loops

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Externus “Sometimes The Path Home Is Packed” b/card CDr

QCS_134 Externus “Sometimes The Path Home Is Packed” b/card CDr (edition of 23)

The breakthrough release by the New Jersey-born noise artist Externus. Recorded on a busy road, amplified, and distorted; Externus has crafted an intriguing slab of experimental HNW.

Rubber-stamped CDr is housed in a small manilla envelope, B&W artwork is printed on pink paper and glued to the front, with rubber-stamped information on the back. Each copy includes a folded paper insert with two different designs, printed in B&W onto either blue, orange, pink or yellow paper.

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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.

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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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