If you’ve always dreamed about having your own record, now you can actually be a record. UK artist Jason Leach’s company And Vinyly will press the cremated ashes of you or your loved ones into a vinyl record.
Leach says, “Personally, I would love to own a record of my great great grandfather for example on which I can listen to his voice, hear what he liked and the music and places that meant a lot to him. To hear the actual sound of someone’s voice exactly as they sounded, vibrating the air in my room, speaking of things that meant a lot to them all that time ago is profound and exciting to me. I love the idea of my future generations being able to fill their room with my voice in 200 years time by running a needle through the spiral groove of a record which I made for them from me.”
How much does something like this cost? About $3750 for 30 discs.
“When the album that is life finally reaches the end wouldn’t it be nice to keep that record spinning for eternity? Offers you the chance to press your cremated ashes into a vinyl recording your loved ones can cherish for years to come.
Basic Package – Up To 30 discs
Includes Standard R.I.V. artwork with your name, d.o.b. & d.o.d. on cover & labels.
The audio must be supplied by you. This can be music, a vocal recording or complete silence to let loved ones hear your pops & crackles and should be no more than 24 minutes. (12 minutes on each side with additional charge if you exceed this amount)
Please note that www.andvinyly .com accepts no responsibility for any copyright violations committed by material you supply.”
For an additional fee you can also get a custom painted album cover, or even music specifically written for you.
If you would still like to be buried when you die, body parts are accepted. Please cremate them beforehand.
Pet ashes are also accepted.