Tag Archives: Michael Ridge Artist

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.

£4.10 (UK)
£6.35 (Europe)
£7.10 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk

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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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Zebra Mu ‘Perennial Indifference’ C11 + Zine Out NOW!

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QCS_094-Zebra Mu, Perennial Indifference, C11 + 8-page mini art zine, edition of 15

A brand new Zebra Mu cassette single and 8-page mini collage art zine created in anticipation for the upcoming Norwich Arts Centre Zine Fair on the 13th August!

Two distinctly contrasting tracks were crafted; Side A is a slab of overdriven lo-fi drone noise whilst Side B features an assortment of junk metal tape loops, scratchy noise and bleeps. The eight-page mini B&W collage art zine (printed onto red paper) serves as an abstract visual interpretation of both audio tracks.
Each cassette also includes decorative B&W printed labels with additional red rubber-stamped detail. A narrow blue paper band holds the tape and zine together and features B&W art work and additional information.

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Review on Memory Wave Transmission

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Ryne Barber who writes for the Memory Wave Transmission blog has provided a positive and insightful review of Spear/Streak recently released on Quagga Curious Sounds:

https://memorywavetransmission.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/zebra-mu-spearstreak-cd-r-quagga-curious-sounds/

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Morning Wood / No Clue 4″ Wood Glue Anti-Record

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Hurrah the first release of 2016 for QCS!

Morning Wood / No Clue is a dinky 4” experimental handmade record crafted from wood glue and for added strength backed with card! UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

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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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