Due to demand a second edition of Filler Material / White Lines 10” anti-record & 3″CDr is now available! Everything from the original edition is included – for more information please refer to the blog post from October 17
A unique rubber-stamped centre label is mounted onto every anti-record, B&W and colour folded paper insert/art work is included. The 3”CDr is rubber-stamped and packaged in a B&W folded paper insert. Released in an edition of four hand-numbered copies.
Filler Material / White Lines is an exclusive new 10” anti-record created from smashed and reassembled fragments of 78 RPM gramophone records. The fragments were sourced from the aftermath of the sound art performance Smashing 78 78 RPM Records, created earlier this year. Each record fragment was meticulously selected to fit as close together as possible, then glued onto a duct taped 10” record; any gaps between fragments were filled with plaster. Though the plaster has been smoothed down to some degree, it is still intentionally textured for exciting sonic possibilities.
Playback is doable (and quite fun!), there is however the risk it could damage your equipment. Due to this an accompanying 3”CDr is provided, it contains a live recording of each anti-record being played in my studio.
A unique rubber-stamped centre label is mounted onto every anti-record, B&W and colour folded paper insert/art work is included. The 3”CDr is rubber-stamped and packaged in a B&W folded paper insert. Released in an edition of five hand-numbered copies.
**Please note: due to the weight of the anti-record postage is a lot more than usual**
Just under seven minutes of lo-fi HNW composed from two pieces of contact mic’d coarse sandpaper being rubbed together. No effects or editing used.
Each anti-floppy is labelled with coarse sandpaper, standard playback is not recommended as damage to equipment is very likely. A further piece of sandpaper is provided for listeners to rub the floppy disk against to create their own wall.
Self-released in an edition of six hand-numbered copies.
A 7.5 second tape loop containing the crunchy and satisfying sound of walking on gravel. Gravel fragments are mounted inside the clear tape shell as guide rollers, the more it’s played the more damaged the magnetic tape gets. Gravel destroying the sound of gravel.
“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:
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!
A broken 8″ 78 RPM record was roughly put back together with superglue and Polyfilla, brown parcel tape was applied to the disc for additional fun! The record was played back on a 1930’s wind-up gramophone (which is the track featured in this post). It produced a pleasing set of temporary locked grooves, usually changing when the needle ground through the tape and Polyfilla. An intriguing set of new ‘grooves’ were created by the needle running over the section of relatively soft Polyfilla playing surface.