Tag Archives: Michael Ridge Artist

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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Zebra Mu “Warm Up / Trash” 3″CDr Out NOW!

QCS_111 Zebra Mu “Warm Up / Trash” 3″CDr (edition of 11)

Two live semi-improvised recordings captured in February of stripped back experimental noise, sourced primarily from mic’d up broken gramophone records and my voice.

A rubber stamped 3”CDr is packaged in a slim line DVD case. Each copy features cyan and black artwork printed onto peach coloured paper, an additional insert is printed in red onto yellow paper.

£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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“Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ Anti-Record Out Now!

QCS_DS-02 Michael Ridge “Fake News! Fake Record!!” 6″ polystyrene anti-record (edition of 12)

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Each copy features a centre label printed in red ink onto yellow paper. Cover artwork is printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Created whilst I was artist in residence at Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK in January 2018.

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

QCS_100 GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu “Split” 1″ lathe cut record 33⅓ RPM (edition of 110)

Likely to be one of the smallest lathe cut records ever released! GX and I each recorded an exclusive eight second composition for this project. Expect a spoken word piece from GX and experimental noise/drone piece from myself.
Each clear 1” lathe cut is nestled in a clear PVC coin wallet, with fold-out artwork printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Every copy comes in a 2” x 2.8” grey drawstring velvet bag, complete with a shrunken QCS promo flyer.

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**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record, expect it to be monstrously lo-fi and VERY challenging to play…. HAVE FUN!

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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….

Pre-orders are now closed.

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 (33⅓ RPM), monstrously lo-fi and stupidly challenging to play…. HELL YES!!

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Zebra Mu “Suburban Demo” C7 Out Now!

QCS_109 Zebra Mu “Suburban Demo” C7 (edition of 10)
Two tracks of unedited rough and loud Noise concocted in the quiet leafy suburbs of Clover Hill, Norwich. The audio equivalent of a rotting garden fence or discovering heaps of rat shit in your garage.

Each black or clear stickered cassette is housed in a rubber-stamped white paper bag. A yellow, green or blue paper insert is included with art work printed on one side in red ink, additional art and track information is rubber-stamped on the other side.

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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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Norfolk Trotter “Monumental” Microcassette Out Now!

QCS_102 Norfolk Trotter “Monumental” Microcassette MC60 (edition of 6)
The first microcassette release on QCS!! Monumental features two slabs of brutal lo-fi mono harsh noise wall, it can be played at either 2.4 cm/s (60 minutes total running time) or double the duration by playing at 1.2 cm/s.

Folded artwork is printed in red ink onto black paper, an additional insert is printed in black ink onto red card. Each labelled microcassette is tied up with black ribbon and packaged in a black and silver zip lock bag.

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