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GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ Lathe Cut Pre-Order

AT LAST!!! It has taken over a year of planning but FINALLY I’m now accepting pre-orders for GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ lathe cut record!!

This is the smallest lathe cut QCS will ever release, possibly one of the smallest in the world too. 110 will be made, ironically it is the most copies I’ve ever put out as well. This dinky split will feature an exclusive (and very short) track from GX and myself. Expect a spoken word piece from GX and experimental noise/drone type composition from yours truly. Each 1” will be nestled in fold-out artwork and other packaging delights….

Prices are (GBP):

£5.50 (UK)
£7.75 (Europe)
£8.90 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

Estimated time of release upon writing this post is about 6-7 weeks, they will be dispatched to you on the day of release.

**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is (obviously) a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record (45 RPM), monstrously lo-fi and stupidly challenging to play…. HELL YES!!

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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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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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Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu Split 3″ Lathe Cut Record

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QCS_097 Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu “Split” 3″ lathe cut record 45 RPM (edition of 22)
Short and sharp split between myself and the legendary Torturing Nurse! Horrible lo-fi frantic Harsh Noise weirdness! Play this to take your mind off recent world events!
Front and back B&W cover art is printed onto clear acetate and housed inside a clear CD sleeve. Small rubber-stamped stickers are mounted onto each lathe and secured onto red pearlescent card; additional B&W art/cut-outs are printed onto yellow paper.

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**PLEASE BE AWARE** this is a handmade and highly experimental/lo-fi record! These seem to play well on older turntables, odd models and those that play to the spindle.

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Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu 3″ Lathe Cut Record Preview from Michael Ridge on Vimeo.

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Tristan Burfield ‘Men’s Recovery Unit’ Picnic Plate Lathe Cut Record Out NOW!

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QCS_093-Tristan Burfield, Men’s Recovery Unit, 6.5″ picnic plate lathe cut 33⅓ RPM, edition of 15
Tristan makes a very welcome return to QCS with a single track of jagged ear piercing Harsh Noise reminiscent of Masonna/early Merzbow.
Cut onto rather snazzy blue plastic picnic plates, with artwork printed in red, green or blue ink onto white paper.
***Please note*** this is an experimental and very lo-fi record – if you would like the digital version of the track please let me know when ordering or contacting me. If you have any art work colour preference do let me know as well!

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Zebra Mu ‘Trick Reflection’ 2″ Lathe Cut Record Out Now!!

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QCS_089-Zebra Mu, Trick Reflection 2″ lathe cut 45 RPM, edition of 15
Two exclusive new Zebra Mu tracks of woozy experimental noise sourced from a circuit bent keyboard and tricked out echo pedal…. all crammed onto a minuscule 2” lathe cut record!
33 seconds of joy awaits listeners!
Each black lathe cut record comes in a zip lock bag with b/w fold-out artwork printed onto yellow paper. Every copy is packaged in a blue velvet drawstring bag with a random advert from a 1940’s newspaper.

**PLEASE BE AWARE** this is a handmade and highly experimental/lo-fi record that will likely only play on older turntables, odd models and those that play to the spindle.

Prices which include postage prices are:
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Zebra Mu ‘Trick Reflection’ 2″ Lathe Cut Pre-Order

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I’m now accepting a limited number of pre-orders for Zebra Mu ‘Trick Reflection’ 2″ 45 RPM lathe cut record! Featuring two exclusive new tracks of woozy experimental noise sourced from a circuit bent keyboard and tricked out echo pedal…. all crammed onto a minuscule 2” lathe cut record!
33 seconds of joy awaits listeners!

Each black lathe cut record will be packaged with fold-out artwork and other delights…

Only 15 copies will be cut so if you want one I’d recommend pre-ordering as soon as you can.
Estimated time of release upon writing this post is about 4 weeks and when the lathes are complete I simply dispatch them to you.

Prices which include postage prices are:

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED!

**PLEASE BE AWARE** this is a handmade and highly experimental/lo-fi record that will likely only play on older turntables, odd models and those that play to the spindle.

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Guilty C. 7″ Lathe Cut Record OUT NOW!

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QCS_086-Guilty C, The Sound Hunt EP #1, 7″ lathe cut 33⅓ RPM, edition of 20
I’m thrilled to present ‘The Sound Hunt EP #1’ – the latest lathe cut record by Japanese legend Guilty C.! Listeners will encounter two shadowy field recordings captured by the artist in 2014, at midnight on an ancient lake in Japan.
A beautifully crafted clear lathe cut record features black and white centre labels with black and white artwork printed onto grey card.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

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Guilty C. Lathe Cut Record Pre-order

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I’m now accepting a limited number of pre-orders for Guilty C. ‘The Sound Hunt EP #1’ mono 7” clear lathe cut record! This EP features two field recordings he captured whilst sailing a small inflatable boat at midnight on an ancient lake in Japan(!). It’s great to be working again with such a revered artist, and this release will certainly delight and intrigue fans.

Included with the lathe will be lovingly handmade black and white art work / inserts.

Only 20 copies will be cut so if you want a copy I’d recommend pre-ordering as soon as you can. Like past pre-orders I’ll keep you updated on its progress and upon release I simply dispatch your lathe cut to you. Estimated time of release upon writing this post is approximately 16 weeks.

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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Ball and Chain / Squeaky Floorboards Lathe Cut Record

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Ball and Chain / Squeaky Floorboards is a bespoke 8” x 8” transparent multi-holed lathe cut (hand cut) record created exclusively for my Build Your Own artist residency.This unique record-object features several centre holes and two one minute audio tracks intersecting over each other. Each track is a distinct and contrasting sonic element I discovered inside the museum; sounds that perhaps are overlooked or ignored. Track one is the ominous sound of a heavy ball and chain being dragged across the cobbled stone floor of the lower dungeons; track two is a squeaking floorboard located on the balcony level of the Castle Keep. The intersecting tracks abstractly represent the interlocking metal chains located in the Dungeons of the Castle Museum (an area I made extensive use of during my residency).
It was exhibited on several residency days; along with its cassette counterparts they’ve been very popular with visitors! Only five copies of were made, each one including an abundance of handcrafted artwork and packaging. Every copy included: a unique collage assembled from 1940’s newspapers and museum publications/journals, vintage silk thread, vintage museum admission tickets, two b/w printouts, 6×4” photograph from the residency and rubber-stamped paper bag!

As the final day of the residency is creeping up this lathe cut seems a fitting way to mark the end of an incredibly rewarding and challenging project.

Please note: all copies have been purchased!

Below are all five collages assembled for each copy of the lathe, click on a thumbnail to enlarge:

Here is a close-up of the lathe itself:

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