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.

£4.20 (UK)
£6.45 (Europe)
£7.20 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

Check out a couple of the tracks here!>>>>
https://sdcmusic000.bandcamp.com/releases

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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. ​

*PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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Michael Ridge “Misc Loops #5” C20

QCS_132 Michael Ridge “Misc Loops #5” C20 (edition of 20)

The fifth instalment of the Misc Loops series explores extended tape loops of lo-fi ambient music subtly incorporating field recordings of bird song, chimes, streams/rivers and the coast. A soundtrack to fading coastal memories.

Colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in dark blue backed library cases. Each copy features fetching plum purple tape shells and colour labels.

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Norfolk Trotter “Wall Noise for Gravel 7” Single” s/sided C90

QCS_131 Norfolk Trotter “Wall Noise for Gravel 7” Single” s/sided C90 (edition of 11)

An experimental 30 minute textured wall sourced from a turntable playing a 7” single of loose gravel. Recorded directly to cassette with no further edits or treatments.

Each stickered recycled TDK Cding II chrome cassette is packaged in an A5 manilla envelope. Black and white art work is mounted onto the front, with information rubber-stamped onto the back. Every copy includes a rubber-stamped and stickered postcard.

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Two New Releases Out Now!

QCS_130 Zebra Mu “Aimless Distortion” C9 (edition of 15)

New Zebra Mu hitting you with frenzied harsh noise and distressed electronics!

Each cassette is packaged in a black back library case that feature black and green printed labels. Front cover artwork is printed in black ink, whilst the inside cover artwork is printed in red ink onto light peach paper.

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QCS-003Z Various Artists “FYI: DIY Label Sampler & Art Zine” CDr (edition of 30)

Created for the Norwich Millennium Library Zine Fair on 23 November 2019!

Each copy includes an eight page mini art zine showcasing a few favourite front cover artworks designed over the years, printed in either magenta or red ink onto light blue paper. The labelled CDr comprises of selected tracks from past releases, features material from: Mutant Ape, Utnapishtim & Bruital Orgasme, blackhumor, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Stuart Chalmers & Yol and Zebra Mu. An additional insert with the track list and information is printed in cyan ink onto light yellow paper.

£4.20 (UK)
£6.45 (Europe)
£7.20 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

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Two New Lathe Cut Records On QCS!

QCS_128 Michael Ridge “Bottle Bank” 7″ s/sided square locked groove lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 12)

This already existed as a one-off edition cut for the Stretch & Burn artist residency last year at Dove Street Studios. The concept for this project is simple: the sound of glass bottles smashing inside a bottle bank unceasingly plays on a single 1.6 second locked groove. Play it for 1.6 seconds or 16 hours!!

Colour artwork is printed onto white card, an additional B&W insert is printed onto light blue paper.

Check out this short documentation video of my own copy being played:

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QCS_129 Zebra Mu “Sweat Loop Road Fuck” 4.75″ s/sided square lathe cut record 33 ⅓ RPM (edition of 14)

Uneasy and drunken trash tape loop session derived from a clump of discarded tape found on the side of the road. Garbled half-speed spoken word nonsense and other unidentified noises at work.

Each lathe cut record is packaged in a clear plastic CD sleeve. Folded colour artwork is printed onto white paper with an additional B&W insert printed onto red paper

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Michael Ridge “Padlock Loop” Anti Tape Loop & C18

 

QCS_127 Michael Ridge “Padlock Loop” Anti Tape Loop & C18 (edition of 10)

Presenting my latest tape loop / anti-cassette project!

Padlock Loop consists of a five second tape loop and C18 reel of tape mounted in an all clear screwed cassette shell. A heavy-duty padlock is fastened onto the supply reel, a key is provided: however, this is wedged inside the cassette shell making playback initially impossible. Playing the loop requires listeners to unscrew the cassette shell, remove the key then reassemble the cassette without the padlock attached. The C18 reel can either be mounted into another cassette shell or utilise the existing one with the tape loop removed.

The loop and C18 reel contain recordings sourced directly from one of the padlocks; utilising a contact microphone to capture the various metallic scraps, clicks and clunks when used.

All information is printed onto a small transparent acetate sheet. Tools required: small crosshead screwdriver, sticky tape, another cassette and a steady hand. If you do not wish to take your copy apart I can send you the tracks digitally.

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Jeroen Diepenmaat & Michael Ridge “Environmental Sounds” b/card CDr

QCS_126 Jeroen Diepenmaat & Michael Ridge “Environmental Sounds” b/card CDr (edition of 20)
I’m delighted to present Environmental Sounds, the second artist and label collaboration between myself and Dutch artist Jeroen Diepenmaat. A four minute composition has been carefully composed around environmental and nature field recordings played back on scratched and modified CDr’s. The listener will encounter various glitches, skips, noise and silence mixed with our original recordings.

Each copy features unique art work/designs: information is printed onto five separate clear acetate sheets, the information will gradually wear/scratch off and degrade. A fragment of masking, brown and blue parcel tape is applied to three sheets of acetate. Hand drawn line work mimicking CD scratches is drawn onto each disc.

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Tristan Burfield & Zebra Mu “Community Noise Abatement Prevention Order” 3″CDr

QCS_125 Tristan Burfield & Zebra Mu “Community Noise Abatement Prevention Order” 3″CDr (edition of 26)

Live improvised collaboration between myself and long-time QCS friend Tristan Burfield, recorded directly to a Zoom H4n with no edits/treatments afterwards. Noise infused with the bubbling undercurrent of suburban fly-tipping normalcy paranoia. The Suburban Commando will show you the way…

Each copy features fold-out colour artwork, rubber-stamped CDr and ‘Norwich Noise Improvement District’ sticker to decorate yourself or surroundings with.

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