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.
Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu Split C10 is out now on my label Quagga Curious Sounds!
Anticipate two slabs of straight up ruthless Harsh Noise from myself and Torturing Nurse!
Each copy features a black cassette shell with colour labels and double-sided colour artwork printed onto two sheets of white card. Every cassette is folded inside a printed B&W collage on yellow paper that is held together with a rubber-stamped colour sticker. A random 35mm vintage colour slide or cloth patch is included; everything is packaged inside a clear zip-lock bag.
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:
I’m very excited to announce the release of my split with the legendary Noise project Torturing Nurse – all crammed onto a tiny 3″ lathe cut record! Expect two super short tracks of horrible lo-fi frantic Harsh Noise weirdness! Play this to take your mind off recent world events!
Front and back B&W cover art is printed onto clear acetate and housed inside a clear CD sleeve. Small rubber-stamped stickers are mounted onto each lathe and secured onto red pearlescent card; additional B&W art/cut-outs are printed onto yellow paper.
This is released on my label Quagga Curious Sounds, you can purchase a copy directly from myself:
**PLEASE BE AWARE** this is a handmade and highly experimental/lo-fi record! These seem to play well on older turntables, odd models and those that play to the spindle.
Super Short Video Preview >>>>>>>>>
“Listening to this album by Zebra Mu, the musical project of Michael Ridge, made me realize that I may not have heard as much of his music; This seventeen-track release is a compilation of releases from the years mentioned in the title and are all released before; on cassettes, CDRs (3″ and business card included) and even floppy disks. I checked his website and apparently his video of a 5 pound note playing the 7″ of Abba’s ‘Money Money Money’ went viral, but there is more to be seen and it might be a glimpse into his sound world. He likes to construct stuff involving contact microphones and he likes using acoustic objects, along with a furious amount of feedback, distortion and sonic overload….”
You can read the full review by Frans de Ward at Vital Weekly (number 1056, week 45) here:
The successor to Horn Sick Tape from March this year – two further tracks of crumbling lo-fi noise misery captured in one take onto a hand-held cassette recorder. Starting with almost wall noise like textures which soon veer off into fragmented spluttering clatter and controlled feedback bursts.
Each stickered recycled tape is packaged in a medical grade fold-up sick bag, included is a b&w paper insert printed onto yellow paper. Information is either printed or crudely hand-drawn in pencil/ink onto the back of the insert. An exclusive self-released tape and limited to only six hand-numbered copies!