A 50 minute recording documenting a 1960’s Stella Stellaphone ST470/00 reel-to-reel tape machine playing a 16 second loop of sounds derived from grinding/rubbing several sizeable flint nodules together. No effects pedals, digital processing or editing was utilised for this experimental harsh noise wall project. One of the flint nodules featured a naturally occurring hole which acted as a handy capstan for the magnetic tape to run through. Based on this recent short video work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYhyhcp2rSc&t=15s

B&W folded cover and insert is printed onto yellow paper, every CDr is rubber-stamped. A small segment of the original tape loop used in the recording is included with each copy. Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.

You can stream/download/buy a physical copy on my Bandcamp page! >>>>>

 
A single hydrophone / contact mic amplifies rain drops hitting the surface of an old splash cymbal attached to a block of wood, the resulting sounds I find quite calming! The hydrophone itself is played through a simple Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack, no effects pedals etc. were utilised.

An unprocessed field recording of scaffolders setting up opposite our house, listeners will encounter laddish banter between the workers, singing, radio and clatter of scaffolding poles/equipment/tools.

Ideally played in the background whilst going about your daily activities at home, this may provoke a vague feeling of annoyance (especially if you’re watching TV) or put you a little on edge. Lonely scaffolders stuck at home may find this recording beneficial.

Folded colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in a clear plastic sleeve. Each copy includes a black and white paper insert with red text and labelled CDr with black and white artwork.

Edition of 16 hand-numbered copies, this can be purchased directly from me via PayPal or through Bandcamp:

£4.30 (UK)
£6.55 (Europe)
£7.30 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]hotmail.co.uk
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I’m delighted to announce I’ll be playing a pre-recorded set on day 3 of Norcal Noisefest 2020: Virtual and Quarantined Programming! There’s a plethora of amazing artists to check out between October 2-4, all being streamed for free on YouTube:
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Info on day 3 is detailed here:
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Do check out their main website (and buy merch!!!):
https://www.norcalnoisefest.com/index20.html

 
Work in progress reel-to-reel field recording / experimental Norfolk Trotter harsh noise wall piece.

Sound source for the loop derives from grinding/rubbing several large pieces of sharp flint together, this action was captured on a vintage reel-to-reel tape recorder using the inbuilt mono microphone. The magnetic tape has been set-up to run through a naturally occurring hole in a nodule of Norfolk flint!

I am excited to introduce my latest ultra-experimental no shell tape loop project Spare Blades

Every 4 second loop (2 seconds each side) is stored and protected in a used plastic spare craft knife blade container. With assistance from a single guide roller (attached to bamboo stick), listeners can carefully play their copy. The loop itself is culled from a TDK SA90 and contain recordings from a single amplified craft knife blade playing a battered metal tray on a turntable (at 45 RPM). Artwork and info are printed in red ink onto fetching purple sugar paper.

Self-released in an edition of 7 hand-numbered copies, can you purchase a copy directly from me:

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Dying Walkman Tape Loop from my recent split C15 w/ Stuart Chalmers is featured in the latest episode of Auricular Shelter! The show is an explorative and immersive journey into the international sound art scene with Matt Atkins, it was broadcast on CAMP Radio at 6pm Sunday 13 September.

Two short and sharp noise compositions dedicated to our beloved pets pissing on soft furnishings. Faded stains, lingering damp patches and faint odours.

Art work is printed in either red or green ink onto red paper. Each copy includes a folded white paper insert printed in yellow ink, with additional rubber-stamped information. Two colour stickers decorate every CDr (either a transparent or white inkjet printable type). Released on QCS in an edition of 24 hand-numbered copies.

You can stream/download/buy a physical copy on my Bandcamp page! >>>>>