Tag Archives: Cassette Release

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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Vampyres “Moonphase” C46

QCS_108 Vampyres “Moonphase” C46 (edition of 35)
Ominous and atmospheric noise/drone mixed with subtle analogue electronics from Lee Stokoe and Martyn Reid. Creeps you out, but in a good way.

Art work is printed in fetching blue ink onto red paper, dark blue cases with black cassettes featuring stark B&W labels.

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Michael Ridge ‘Misc Loops #3’ Recycled s/sided CS

QCS_114 Michael Ridge “Misc Loops #3” recycled s/sided CS (edition of 15)

A 20 minute composition of meditative tape loop exploration; weaving together lo-fi ambient music, background noise and subtle bird song recordings.

Recycled black audio book cassette features a colour label mounted onto the shell. Colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in either clear or grey tape shells.

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“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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K2 “Jakuzure” C21 Out NOW!

QCS_101 K2 “Jakuzure” C21 (edition of 51)
I’m absolutely delighted to have K2 back on QCS – his newest offering Jakuzure comprises of two expertly crafted and vigorous Harsh Noise compositions. An essential for veteran and new fans of this legendary project!

Each copy features a clear fluorescent blue tint cassette shell and colour labels. Bright magenta and blue artwork is printed onto light blue paper that is packed in a silver grey backed library case.

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