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Acrostics Meet

by Michael Ridge and Hal McGee

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UK based multimedia artist Michael Ridge (Zebra Mu) joins Hal McGee on this light-hearted, lo fi and offbeat transatlantic microcassette collaboration. Featuring an eclectic array of sound sources intricately patch worked together over two 30 minute collages.

Michael Ridge sound sources:
-- Heavy rainfall in our courtyard garden, Boca ticket printer, 1920's unbranded wind-up gramophone, The Chicago Blues by Bill Snyder and his Orchestra 78rpm record, telephone pick-up coil, Netgear Wireless N Cable Gateway, Gigaset A220A telephone, a random voicemail, Victorian prison crank machine, elevator, Tibetan Buddhist digital chant machine, FM3 Buddha Machine 3, tin winding music box, Nintendo Wii, Virgin Media TV Box, Sony DVD player, circuit bent talking picture frame, circuit bent Panasonic cassette player, children's sound effects cassette, handheld fan, vuvuzela and Marshall MS-2 amplifier.
-- All sounds captured live on an Olympus Pearlcorder S600 Miicrocassette Recorder in my studio, living room, kitchen and Norwich Castle Museum, August 2013.

Hal McGee sound sources:
-- PDF of the scan of the original, cell phone conversation with my dad, Mark McGee playing the gong, obligatory urination sounds, my dog Stanley barking, sounds and voices from Apartment Music 23 (with the participation of Jiblit Dupree, Andrew Chadwick, Rauh, Hell Garbage, Fiver's Stereo, A.J. Herring, Mark McGee), talking with the apartment manager lady; Korg Monotron, Duo and Delay synthesizers; Steim Cracklebox, cockroach hunting story, dog squeaky toys, a magnifying stream of light, was the bull amused?, when seeking what you quest, Code Red, Pignose amplifier, etc.

A microcassette collaboration recorded August 2013 and February 2014 in Gainesville, Florida, USA and Norwich, Norfolk, UK.


released February 27, 2014

Artwork by Michael Ridge
Audio mix by Hal McGee




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