Great review of ‘Live Malfunctions’ by Dead Formats:


Happy new year everyone!
Firstly I will be performing/testing (as Zebra Mu) a new piece of work titled ‘Wire Scratch Brush Music’ as part of Jamboree Norwich.
The piece explores the sonic properties of two wire scratch brushes that include plucking, scraping and vibrating them. Doors open from 7:30 and other performers include Damsel, Winter Berries, Johnny Dawn, Mao’s Dynasty. It’s free too!

More information here:!/events/224176040994618/?notif_t=event_invite

Secondly over the next few months this blog will be fully updated to include better information on past and upcoming performances, artwork and releases. Expect some exciting new developments in 2012!

I am very pleased to announce the release of ‘Antler Faced’ my full length album for 2011 released on the wonderful Ilse!

“Inventive and dynamic harsh noise from UK sound artist and circuit bender Michael Ridge.
Ridge, who graduated with honors from Norwich University College of the Arts, has built an impressive discography spanning numerous labels including his own Quagga Curious Sounds, his recent Extinction V 4 cassette earning praise from Byron Coley in The Wire.
Antler Faced is a very strong 40 minute work with beautiful cover photography by Tracy Widdess (Brutal Knitting)”-label description

Please support Ilse by purchasing a copy!

Preview Here:

A Zebra Mu performance will be taking place at the 2 Day Jamboree Festival on Friday August 19th at Olive’s, Norwich. It’s £3 each night or £5 for a 2 day ticket. Here’s Friday night line-up:

Tristan Burfield – 8pm
Liam Wells – 8:40pm
Zebra Mu- 9.20pm
Mao’s Dynasty – 10pm
Babygrand -10:40pm

More information on the event here:

A Zebra Mu Track features on the compilation ‘Reeser (The Cinder Lady) Spontaneous Human Combustion Vol.1’ CDr compiled and released by Arrendersi Morte. Available to buy now!: