Misc Loops #3 recycled s/sided CS is out not on Quagga Curious Sounds, limited to just 15 hand-numbered copies!

The third tape in the Misc Loops series, this one comprises of 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 is out now on Quagga Curious Sounds! Comprising of 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.

You can order this directly from me (only TWO copies left!):

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

Introverted Exhibitionist: Art History & Other Musings

Stretch & Burn

Michael Ridge

Politics is a serious business for a president who isn’t. Healthcare is a concerning business for those without. Wealth is big business for the few with it. Art can be a serious business even when it isn’t.

Michael Ridge’s artworks are seriously fun business even though, at first, they appear not.  A product of a residency at Dove Street studios this exhibition is a must see and one for the kids too.

In the red corner: car crashes on tape. In the blue corner: dental floss recordings. One very serious and one very fun, and the other way around until the next one. A ping-pong ball nestled in a small speaker cone. Aroused by vibrations it sings and dances alone, or is it attention-starved and recognition prone?

During the private view performance seventy-eight seventy-eights were smashed into bits, and all about the place people laughed…

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Flux Cass Collab’ is a collaboration with Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer (Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau) released as a CDr on their label Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond.

The husband and wife duo sent me a track; I reworked this live in my studio through a modified/broken cassette player, circuit bent echo pedal and delay pedal. The result is a warbled, spluttering and occasionally noisy composition!