Monthly Archives: February 2018

“Dove Street Loops” C1 Out Now!

QCS_DS-01 Michael Ridge “Dove Street Loops” C1 (edition of 10)
All ten cassettes were exhibited during my recent artist residency Stretch & Burn hosted by Dyad Creative at Dove Street Studios, Norwich. Each copy features unique recordings documenting numerous live experiments with extended reel-to-reel tape loops. The primary sound sources for every loop were contact microphones attached to an empty gas canister and fire escape just outside the studio space, check out the video below for a preview.

Minimal black and white artwork is printed onto clear acetate, small white stickers are affixed onto the tape shell.

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“Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ Anti-Record Out Now!

QCS_DS-02 Michael Ridge “Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ polystyrene anti-record (edition of 12)

Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!! Fake News! Fake Record!!

Each copy features a centre label printed in red ink onto yellow paper. Cover artwork is printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Created whilst I was artist in residence at Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK in January 2018.

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Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau 3.5″ Floppy Disk Out Now!

QCS_106 Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau “The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Live at the Shiphorst Avantgarde Festival (excerpt)” 3.5″ Floppy Disk (edition of 44)

Live recording from the Shiphorst Avantgarde Festival; abstract feedback-soaked freak out performance from the ever creative and brilliant Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer!

Black and red artwork is printed on light blue paper and mounted onto a square brown envelope. Each copy features a labelled floppy disk and folded yellow paper insert printed in black and magenta ink, with additional rubber-stamped details.

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“Feed the Birds” Experimental 7″ Lathe Cut Record

QCS_110 Michael Ridge & Jeroen Diepenmaat “Feed the Birds” s/sided lathe cut record 33⅓ RPM (edition of 9)

Feed the Birds is a collaboration between myself and the wonderful Jeroen Diepenmaat: 7” clear single sided lathe cut record meticulously covered with mixed bird seed. Allowing birds to literally feed off the record will expose the playing surface: an experimental field recording awaits the listener….

Each lathe cut is packaged in white 7” reel-to-reel tape box with B&W artwork mounted on the lid. An additional paper insert is included with the record.

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