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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!

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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>>>>

Only a handful of these highly experimental lathe cut records were pressed, consequently they sold out almost immediately. Don’t worry if you missed this one, the next batch is already being planned!

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QCS_098 Zebra Mu “Plastic Junk Warp” 5″ s/sided rectangular recycled plastic lathe cut 33⅓ RPM (edition of 4)

Just over a minute of primitive junk metal bashing with a smattering of squealing electronics!

This lathe cut record is possibly the first of its kind: each copy is sourced from recycled plastic packaging commonly used for Christmas and greeting card multi-packs! As you would expect this is an highly experimental and (very) lo-fi record, comparable in sound quality to the picnic plate lathe cuts I’ve released in the past.
Every copy features B&W artwork printed onto silver paper, also included is a rubber-stamped sticker and B&W paper insert printed onto light grey paper.

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Degrade is the third release under the Norfolk Trotter name; it is the result of investigating low-bit walls and shoehorning them onto 3.5” floppy disks.

Clocking in at 11 and a half minutes, the drastic compression of the original recording creates an intriguing set of new textures that, in my opinion enhances the wall overall.

Each copy is packaged in a clear zip-lock bag and features folded colour artwork printed on white paper. A handmade colour label is mounted onto each disk.

This floppy is self-released in an edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.

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Flexi Loop Tape is included on a new series of four second loop tapes released by the eclectic Italian DIY label Lonktaar! (http://lonktaar.blogspot.co.uk)

A different recording is on every loop, chiefly from playing modified 7″ flexi discs through various delay and distortion pedals. Expect slices of nasty snatch-and-scrape bruitism which can be played forever…….

Each copy features a spray-painted black recycled tape packaged in a unique hand-decorated white envelope. A photocopied and spray-painted card insert, label flyer and black napkin is also included.

You can purchase a copy directly from me:

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Nightingale Sandpaper Loops comprises of two 15 minute experimental tape loop compositions. Each track is built around a four second tape loop of birdsong and ambient music, this was played inside a tape shell lined with coarse sandpaper – the purpose being to intentionally damage the magnetic tape as it plays. The result is a fragile and lo-fi work where the loop slowly degrades and stretches as the composition progresses.

It is released on the Russian label Nazlo Records as a 5” reel-to-reel tape; also featuring beautifully handcrafted packaging and a unique page from a Soviet colouring book.

You can listen to an excerpt from both tracks below: