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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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Zebra Mu ‘Seero Zongg Flexi! (I❤ The Gerogerigegege)’ 7″ Flexi-Disc Anti-Record & CDr OUT NOW!


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QCS_088-Zebra Mu, Seero Zongg Flexi! (I ❤ The Gerogerigegege), 7″ flexi-disc anti-record 33⅓ RPM & CDr, edition of 20
A blank transparent flexi-disc anti-record inspired by and dedicated to The Gerogerigegege and particularly the obscure ‘Zero Song Flexi’ release! Seero Zongg Flexi! features a black and white photocopied centre label that is packaged in a rubber-stamped white paper sleeve. Either an orange or red card insert with b/w art work is included with each disc.
The flexi-disc can be played three ways:

  • Without grooves.
  • Using the sandpaper and pin provided to scratch your own grooves.
  • Burning the disc.

A rubber-stamped CDr featuring 19 recordings of myself playing and eventually burning the flexi-disc is included with every copy. A b/w insert printed onto blue paper accompanies the CDr.



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