Back when MySpace still reigned supreme for many Noise artists and labels I produced this untitled cassette to give away at gigs. Only three were ever given out to unsuspecting and confused foreign exchange students whilst I was still at University – I recall it was after a particularly uncomfortable performance I put on for them.

15 were made and the other 11 were recently discovered during a clear out of my studio! It’s a single 12 minute track dubbed onto branded recycled cassettes with a two-panel fold out cover. The track is one I particularly enjoy due to its frantic lo-fi junk metal bashing and improvised and largely unintentional electronic shrieks and squeals.

This recently discovered gem is now (finally!) available to buy or trade:

£3.00 (UK)
£5.00 (Europe)
£6.00 (Worldwide)
Paypal: mike-ridge[AT]

New Works Flyer_Version 2

Michael Ridge
Musique Concrète Fan Three
(Electric table fan, magnetic audio tape and cassette player, 2015)
A sound and kinetic art installation utilising an electric table fan and magnetic audio tape. One hundred segments of magnetic audio tape are mounted onto the front grill of an electric table fan. Every portion of tape is one minute in length (288cm) and each contains a recording of manipulated ambient noise made from the same fan used in the installation. Airflow created from the fan will cause every tape segment to fluidly move and flutter at its own accord.

Dan Pounds
(Dibond aluminium signs 2014-2015)

Richard Palser
“A screen-based work reflecting the locality.”

Very excited to announce the release of Empty Skull Plate: a 6.5″ record cut onto green picnic plates!!

Recorded live in my basement on cassette one cold and unpleasant night this features stripped back crumbling lo-fi circuit overload, wheezy tape loops, amplified rusty springs and saws.
The records are wrapped in silver tissue paper and packaged in either a purple or orange card cover; a red rubber-stamped sticker is affixed to the left hand corner of each cover. Every one also includes artwork and information printed onto red card.
Released via my label Quagga Curious Sounds so you can order a copy directly from me (only TWO left!):

£6.00 (UK)
£8.30 (Europe)
£10.00 (Worldwide)
Paypal: mike-ridge[AT]

A new exclusive untitled Zebra Mu track features on the Chew Me Chew compilation, released on the ever awesome Hissing Frames. Other artist on this include: Justin Marc Lloyd, Richard Ramirez, Luose, Kapali Carsi, Stuart Chalmers, Posset, David K. Frampton, Robert Ridley-Shackleton, Yol, Blue Spectrum and Faniel Dord. Bursting with incredible sounds and talent; this ranks as a favourite compilation release!

Please support Hissing Frames by purchasing a copy here:

NONE records based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA have released a one second tape loop containing a recording of a single heartbeat (my own!). It’s packaged with a hand numbered insert in a clear cassette case and is released in an edition of 20 copies.

Please support this fascinating anti-label by purchasing it for $6.00 and check out the other great releases too:

Yeah I know it Sucks blog have given a great promo review of this project as well!:


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