Tag Archives: Experimental Music

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.

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

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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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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.

£3.90 (UK)
£6.15 (Europe)
£6.90 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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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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Zebra Mu “Plastic Warp Junk” Recycled Lathe Cut Record Out Now!

QCS_104 Zebra Mu “Plastic Warp Junk” 5.5″ s/sided square recycled plastic lathe cut record 33⅓ RPM (edition of 11)

Just over a minute of focused Harsh Noise and squawking electronics cut onto sections of recycled clear plastic used to package venetian blinds! This is an extremely experimental and (very) lo-fi lathe cut record, expect surface noise and sound quality comparable to a picnic plate lathe or old 78.

Every copy features B&W artwork/information printed onto pearlescent bronze paper. Each lathe cut is housed in a white paper sleeve with artwork printed in green ink.

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Saturn Form Essence “Cluster Abell 2052” 3.5″ Floppy Disk Out Now!

QCS_105 Saturn Form Essence “Cluster Abell 2052” 3.5″ Floppy Disk (edition of 24)

Saturn Form Essence makes a very welcome return to QCS with three exquisitely constructed lo-fi space drone/noise freak-outs! Total running time is just over 22 minutes! Please note: these are encoded as WMA files.

A black stickered disk and card insert is housed inside a 5”x5″ black envelope, colour artwork is mounted onto the front of each envelope.

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Duplo Chat / Zebra Mu “Split” s/sided recycled C88 OUT NOW!

QCS_103 Duplo Chat / Zebra Mu “Split” s/sided recycled C88 (edition of 16)
Gritty, sparse and lo-fi HNW from Duplo Chat, extended noise/drone session assaulted onto a faulty and very old Walkman from Zebra Mu. Just under 40 minutes running time. Lo-fi is King.

Each copy comes with a recycled light grey cassette and colour label, side B has the original content which is a talk on growing in holiness if you fancy something different. Colour/B&W artwork is printed onto white paper and packed in a green backed library case.

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Zebra Mu “Plastic Junk Warp” Lathe Cut Record Out Now!

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QCS_098 Zebra Mu “Plastic Junk Warp” 5″ s/sided rectangular recycled plastic lathe cut 33⅓ RPM (edition of 4)

Just over a minute of primitive junk metal bashing with a smattering of squealing electronics!

This lathe cut record is possibly the first of its kind: each copy is sourced from recycled plastic packaging commonly used for Christmas and greeting card multi-packs! As you would expect this is a highly experimental and (very) lo-fi record, comparable in sound quality to the picnic plate lathe cuts I’ve released in the past.
Every copy features B&W artwork printed onto silver paper, also included is a rubber-stamped sticker and B&W paper insert printed onto light grey paper.

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Starlite Coffins “Dead Horse Pasture” 3″CDr Out Now!

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QCS_096 Starlite Coffins “Dead Horse Pasture” 3″CDr (edition of 40)
Ryan Brundage of Starlite Coffins has recorded two hauntingly beautiful compositions inspired by the desolation and despair of the Colorado high plains. Dead Horse Pasture can only be described as twisted doom laden country drone ambience tinged with crumbling analogue electronics – this release cannot be missed!

Featuring a gorgeously handcrafted 4.25” x 4.75” Colorado beetle-kill pine box with a laser burnt emblem; tied up with thin hemp rope and hand-stamped leather tag. The box houses a rubber-stamped CDr, eight-page mini booklet printed onto tracing paper/white card and stickered late 19th or early 20th century portrait photograph. Every copy is protected in a resealable cellophane sleeve that includes a rubber-stamped sticker affixed to the front.

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Starlite Coffins Promotional Music Video

In anticipation of the Dead Horse Pasture 3″CDr release (which is coming next) I present you with a short promotional music video created by Ryan Brundage (Starlite Coffins).
This release has taken months of planning and will feature extensive and beautifully handcrafted packaging, keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information soon…….

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