Tag Archives: Compilation

QCS Loves The NHS – Charity Compilation

QCS_139 Various Artists “QCS Loves The NHS” File/Download

QCS LOVES THE NHS: A Quagga Curious Sounds DIY music charity compilation for our wonderful National Health Service! 57 tracks showcasing some of the best underground/DIY/outsider music and art, some label regulars and a few new faces too! It costs only £1.00 but please consider donating more if you can.

All money raised will be donated to NHS Charities supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk#how

When the pandemic is over (hopefully soon) I will continue to donate any sales to NHS charities.

A massive heartfelt thank you to all contributing artists.

14/05/2020: £52.11 has been raised!
19/05/2020: £23.52 has been raised!


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QCS Loves The NHS: Compilation Call Out!

A Quagga Curious Sounds DIY music compilation fundraiser!

  • 5 minutes max
  • New/unreleased material is preferred
  • Open to musicians/artists from any genre
  • Send track (WAV is preferred) via WeTransfer to mike-ridge@hotmail.co.uk
  • Include artist name and title plus any supporting text, links, biography etc.
  • You’re welcome to include artwork/image/logo with your track (1400px x 1400px minimum)
  • Compilation will feature on my Bandcamp page (https://mridge.bandcamp.com/), starting from £1.00 (please donate more if you can!) with all funds going to NHS Charities supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/#how
  • Deadline is 10th May
  • I will provide weekly updates on here and via the Facebook page detailing how much is raised!
  • I won’t accept anything that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia or other hatred. 

Update 03/05/2020: so far 34 tracks have been received, spanning from ambient/acoustic to harsh noise/hnw! Amazing stuff!!

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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.



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.

£4.40 (UK)
£6.65 (Europe)
£7.40 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Prices in GBP

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Various “Microcassette From A Greek Answering Machine” 3″CDr

QCS_120 Various “Microcassette From A Greek Answering Machine” 3″CDr (edition of 38)

The idea for this compilation came about when Manolis Pappas (Coherent States http://www.coherentstates.com/) found a damaged microcassette whilst out walking in the suburbs of Agia Paraskevi (Greece). He very kindly sent me the microcassette and upon receiving it just over three minutes of lo-fi audio was discovered: frenzied messages, background music/noise and beeps from the answering machine itself!

An open call was created inviting members of the Electronic Cottage community to download the found audio and rework it anyway they liked, the original callout is detailed here: https://www.electroniccottage.org/michael-ridge/ec-microcassette-call-out. Six artists responded: Frank Audiffret, Mike Nobody, Rinus Van Alebeek, Rafael González, Dylan Houser and myself, the result is an eclectic and superb mix of experimental audio art!

Rubber-stamped CDr is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with folded colour art work. Each copy includes three paper inserts.


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