Michael Ridge “Anxious Loop Fantasy” CDr

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QCS_161 Michael Ridge “Anxious Loop Fantasy” CDr (edition of 20)
Disconcerting lo-fi ambient murk crafted using a blend of found sounds, field recordings, drone and keyboard work. Composed utilising a one & two-minute tape loop, Tascam 4-Track, and Sony TCM200DV cassette recorder.

Folded artwork is either printed in black and red ink onto light grey card or black and blue ink onto light green card (let me know if you have a preference when ordering), each CDr is also rubber-stamped.

£4.80 (UK)
£7.10 (Europe)​
£7.80 (Worldwide)​
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk​
Prices in GBP (for standard edition)

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Zebra Mu Screen Printed T-Shirt Pre-order

I’m excited to announce I’m accepting pre-orders for the first limited-edition Zebra Mu t-shirt on Quagga Curious Sounds!

The design is based on the recent Mangled & Smashed cassette cover and will be screen printed onto black short sleeve Gildan t-shirts. The print itself will be approximately 187mm (width) by 232mm (height) when printed and will also feature a subtle border (not shown in the preview image). These will be produced by local Norwich-based eco-friendly screen-printing studio Vino Sangre in an edition of 20!

When pre-ordering please let me know what size you would like (Small to XXL is available)

All pre-orders will include a little something extra too… 🙂 It will be ready approximately 4 – 5 weeks from the date of writing this post (14/10/21).

***Pre-orders are now closed***!

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Zebra Mu “Mangled and Smashed” C6

QCS_160 Zebra Mu “Mangled and Smashed” C6 (edition of 16)
Playing smashed up and reassembled vintage 78 RPM records the right way: with a contact mic’d mangled lager can. Stripped back austere harsh noise, recorded live to cassette with no edits or treatments; letting the lager can do all the talking.

B&W artwork is printed onto either red or yellow paper, each copy features a stickered black tape shell stored in a black-backed library case. Includes an additional folded insert, printed in B&W into light peach paper.

Scally Lager Lout Edition: The first six copies also come with a flattened and cut up lager can (either Stella, Red Strip or Zubr) incongruously glued to the front of the library case. Each copy is lovingly packaged in a used/stained grey trainer sock (refer to top image). SOLD OUT  

£4.90 (UK)
£7.20 (Europe)​
£7.90 (Worldwide)​
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk​
Prices in GBP (for standard edition) 

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Dial-Up Summer Breeze “Low Bandwidth Bikini Line” CDr

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QCS_159 Dial-Up Summer Breeze “Low Bandwidth Bikini Line” CDr (edition of 20)
Your late summer treat is here: the sonic equivalent to a tanned and oily Hank Hill playing an R18 version of Encarta Mindmaze on a Kaypro 10 in Hawaii…!

Features naff folded colour art work and stickered CDr packaged in a slim jewel case.

£4.80 (UK)
£7.10 (Europe)​
£7.80 (Worldwide)​
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk​
Prices in GBP

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Zebra Mu “X æ” 3.5″ floppy disk

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QCS_158 Zebra Mu “X æ” 3.5″ floppy disk (edition of 11)

Getting reacquainted with two of my oldest circuit bent toys from 13+ years ago (toy guitar and kids karaoke cassette player) to record two cuts of focused harsh noise rammed onto a 3.5” floppy disk!

Art work is printed in either magenta and black ink onto purple sugar paper or cyan and black ink onto pink sugar paper. Labelled floppy disk comes in either black, red, yellow, blue, green or orange.

SOLD OUT

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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.

SOLD OUT

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. 

SOLD OUT

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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.

SOLD OUT

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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.

SOLD OUT

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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.

SOLD OUT

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