Finally, A Perfect Use for All These Dead Hipsters

Entertainment Editor
08.31.10 2 Comments

I know how this guy’s getting cremated after I stab him ironically.

Jason Leach from the UK started the company And Vinyly to allow hipsters to annoy everyone even in death press custom vinyl records from cremated remains.  The vinyl can play the person’s voice, their favorite music, a customized song, or anything else they want to creep out their family and friends with.

How does it work? The process of setting human ashes into vinyl involves a very understanding pressing plant. Basically the ashes must be sprinkled onto the raw piece of vinyl (known as a “biscuit” or “puck”) before it is pressed by the plates. This means that when the plates exert their pressure on the vinyl in order to create the grooves, the ashes are pressed into the record. [Wired]

The basic package starts at a little over $3000, including 30 copies of a vinyl album lasting up to 24 minutes.  Allow me to play you the song of my people: 24 minutes of atonal caterwauling.  Oh, you haven’t heard this before?  Yeah, I suppose not.  It’s very obscure.  I call it “ignored pleas of a hipster, played backwards.”

[Banner pic via Reddit]

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