I’m currently in residence within the project space at the wonderful Dove Street Studios, which is hosted by Dyad Creative. As the poster states, a range of sonic and sculptural pieces are being created, many in response to the space, found materials and each other. The result will be a three day public exhibition and brief performance at the private view!
You can follow my progress on Instagram (follow me @michaelridgeart) https://www.instagram.com/michaelridgeart/
Steve Cleary from the Sound and Vision Blog, at the British Library has covered the recent 1″ lathe cut record split with GX Jupitter-Larsen, comparing it to the delightful 34 mm dolls’ house 78 rpm disc in their collection. You can read the full blog post here:
Our split is also now included in the British Library Sound & Moving Image Catalogue too!
An unreleased field recording Thetford Forest Park (Near RAF Lakenheath) is featured on this year’s Linear Obsessional Recordings open access compilation A View From a Hill. The compilation, which is loosely themed around the landscape/countryside comprises of 105 two minute tracks and huge PDF booklet, best of all it is free to DOWNLOAD!
Curated by David Little (smallhaus: https://smallhaus.bandcamp.com/).
“Over the years some strange things landed on my desk, and I don’t mean books or VHS tapes, but those that were labelled ‘records’. There was a time that ‘anti-records’ was the big thing. For once you didn’t need to do music as long as the record was a record, in some conceptual way. Due Process’ ‘Do Nothing’ was a blank piece of vinyl in tribute to Cage’s ‘4’33’ and ‘Do Damage’ by the same outfit, contained hand-carved grooves; cut with scissors. GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters took things a bit further with a LP with sand, which you had to pour over the vinyl (or CD, as it was also available as a CD version). Or a shoebox with paper to be torn up; a piece of cotton in a small box to be squeezed. A piece of plastic over which the listener had to pour water. I worked in a record store back then and surely some Haters fans were very upset by what they clearly saw as fraud. Those were the days and they are not likely to return, one should think, perhaps assuming all has been said in that department…..”
You can read the full review by Frans de Ward at Vital Weekly (number 1111, week 51) here:
The current spell of freezing weather in the UK has provided the opportunity for fun sub-zero field recording! Ice Cracking Under Foot was captured whilst walking over a large frozen puddle near our house, recorded 09/12/2017 with a Zoom H4n.
Likely to be one of the smallest lathe cut records ever released! GX and I each recorded an exclusive eight second composition for this project. GX contributed a spoken word piece, whilst I contrasted this with an experimental noise/drone work.
Each clear 1” lathe cut is nestled in a clear PVC coin wallet, with fold-out artwork printed in blue ink onto yellow paper. Every copy comes in a 2” x 2.8” grey drawstring velvet bag, complete with a shrunken QCS promo flyer. Edition of 110 hand-numbered copies (the largest ever edition number on Quagga Curious Sounds!).
Depending on where you live, prices are (GBP):
**PLEASE BE AWARE** This is a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record, expect it to be monstrously lo-fi and VERY challenging to play…. HAVE FUN!
This has taken over a year of planning but FINALLY I’m now accepting pre-orders for GX Jupitter-Larsen / Zebra Mu Split 1″ lathe cut record on Quagga Curious Sounds!
Pre-orders are now closed.
Estimated time of release upon writing this post is about 6-7 weeks, they will be dispatched to you on the day it is out.
**PLEASE BE AWARE** Expect a handmade and extremely experimental lathe cut record (45 RPM), monstrously lo-fi and stupidly challenging to play…. EXCELLENT!