Experimental and lo-fi Harsh Noise Wall reel-to-reel loops from my side-project Norfolk Trotter. Nodule comprises of an 8 second loop documenting two live recording sessions, both captured utilising a 1960’s Stellaphone ST470 portable open reel tape recorder. The first wall is crafted from amplifying and distorting the vibrations generated from grinding two flint nodules together. The second is a sparser and more exploratory piece, focusing on the texture of the flint cortex with minimal distortion used.

Front cover artwork is printed in red, whilst the inside cover is printed in black onto light blue paper. Each loop is packaged in a black backed library cassette case. Upon purchase you can also be sent via WeTransfer two 19 minute recordings from my own loop being played back.

Released on my label Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 15 hand-numbered copies, prices including P&P are:

£4.00 (UK)
£6.25 (Europe)
£7.00 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk


From 17 May > 1 June 2019 (NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 7 JUNE!) you’ll have the unique opportunity to purchase my work (for a mere £4.00) from THE CLUNKER: an art vending machine with ‘loose’ morals installed at the Playhouse Bar, Norwich (UK).

THE CLUNKER will also be situated at AIR Gallery, Altrincham, Manchester, 28 June – 28 July as part of the All Work & All Play exhibition.

My contribution titled Field Cuts is a business card CDr containing two short Sound Art compositions, listeners will are also treated to colourful DIY collage artwork too!

Further information on Field Cuts can be found on Discogs:

I’m delighted to announce Latex Eden C90 (latex cassette sculpture work featured in the Cassette Works solo exhibition) is included in the Uncensored Festival mixed-media exhibition. It will be taking place 17 – 19 May 2019 at The Old Baths, London, UK.

“UNCENSORED is a 3-day interdisciplinary festival on art at the intersection of pornography and activism.

The show aims to rethink what is considered offensive or abusive and address diverse permutations of censorship along with their artistic and political implications. It features artists who employ art as a form of empowerment and resistance to censorship by linking creativity with sexual practices, post-porn art with activism and queer-feminist politics with sex-positive performance art”.


This gallery contains 5 photos.

Originally posted on Quagga Curious Sounds:
QCS_121 Michael Ridge “Dreams In Vintage Hairy Latex” 8″ s/sided latex anti-record 78 RPM & b/card CDr (edition of 8) A tenderly crafted latex anti-record containing bodily fluids and generous amounts of pubic hair trapped just under the playing surface. This surely is the true sound of love. A…