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Coil Spring Works C25 is out now on the excellent and very prolific Altar of Waste Records!

“I’ve been a fan of UK sound artist Michael Ridge for a while now. Relentlessly creative, Michael runs the wonderful label Quagga Curious Sounds, which produces lovely cassettes and odd-format releases that draw from drone, hnw, harsh noise, and participates in numerous projects such as Zebra Mu and Norfolk Trotter.
Coil Spring Works is a beautiful release of yawning, gargantuan drones produced by a simple spring instrument of Michael’s own invention. Truly massive and engulfing, and at times quite lovely and restrained”. (label description)

Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.

Please support the label by purchasing a copy HERE

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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:

http://blogs.bl.uk/sound-and-vision/2017/12/very-small-records.html

Our split is also now included in the British Library Sound & Moving Image Catalogue too!

 

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):

SOLD OUT

**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!