Knapped is a new and very exclusive Norfolk Trotter album, self-released on CDr and limited to just five hand-numbered copies. Comprising of a single 36-minute wall inspired by the myriad of beautiful medieval buildings found in my home city of Norwich, particularly the flint knapped walls of the Guildhall located on Gaol Hill.

The CDr is packaged in a black slimline DVD case and features a colour label, an additional colour insert printed onto yellow paper is also included. The front cover is a detailed photograph of the Western wall of the Guildhall:

 

Several layered field recordings of bluebottles flying indoors and outside were captured onto this seven second tape loop/art object. Afterwards seven dead flies near both recording sites were picked up, then carefully mounted inside the cassette shell.

Edition of one copy.

Misc Loops is a new and exclusive C10 comprising of two sound works composed from compact cassette tape loops of ambient music and field recordings.
Side A is built around several damaged tape loops of ambient/electronic music, whilst side B features two loops of manipulated bird song captured on a portable cassette recorder.

Art work is printed in green ink onto bright pink paper, each black cassette shell has a custom blue label mounted onto each side. Limited to only eight hand-numbered copies!

SOLD OUT


 

A new split between myself and Cardboard Club prince Robert Ridley-Shackleton (as Duplo Chat) on Quagga Curious Sounds!

Gritty, sparse and lo-fi HNW from Duplo Chat, complimented by an extended noise/drone session assaulted onto a faulty Walkman from myself. Just under 40 minutes running time. Lo-fi is King.
A colour label is mounted onto one side of a recycled light grey cassette, side B features the original tape content. Colour and B&W artwork is printed onto white paper and inserted in a green backed library case.

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

Monumental is the first microcassette release I’ve directly worked on and released via Quagga Curious Sounds! It features two slabs of brutal lo-fi mono harsh noise wall, with the option of being 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.

It was released in an edition of six copies and sold out almost immediately upon release! If you missed it check out this brief demo video>>>>

A completely unplayable audio CD hand-decorated with enamel paint, acrylic paint, wood glue, parcel tape and ink. Included is a damaged (but potentially playable) ½” reel-to-reel tape loop containing an unknown field recording with a duration of approximately one second.

Edition of one hand-numbered copy.