|Night of the living dead wax|
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 11/03/16 5:29 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]
There is a company that makes it possible for you to save the memory of a loved one on a vinyl record, inviting you to "live on from beyond the groove".
The name of the company is And Vinyly (a play on the phrase "and finally", I assume). They advertise that for just £3,000, they will press the ashes of a deceased person into a vinyl disc. You pick the music or speaking audio message for the disc.
|Grandparents finally become groovy|
Or, you can keep the record silent. The ashes are sprinkled on the vinyl just before it's pressed by the record stamper into a translucent disc. So, the pops and crackles you hear on the record are a result of the dear departed's actual ashes. You can actually see the ashes if you hold the record up to the light.
The UK-based company has been offering this service since 2010. Ashes from dead pets can also be used, and you can also have your record sent to shops around the world to be sold just like any other album.
And Vinyly creator and music producer Jason Leach says, "It's a bit more interesting than being in a pot on a shelf."