Want Your Ashes Turned Into A Record Album?
And Vinyly can turn human ashes into an actual, playable vinyl record album.
About a teaspoonful of what's left of the deceased can be put into each record.
The remains “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.”
It isn’t a flawless procedure and the ashes can make their presence felt on the recording as the needle moves over them. But for Leach it’s all part of the magic. He said in his BBC interview “There will, of course, be some extra pops and crackles resulting from the inclusion of ashes — but we like these, as this is you.” - thevintagenews.com
The audio can be the persons' favorite songs, their own voice or be silent so you can just listen to the ashes "crackle". It's not exactly cheap though, each record runs from $1,160 up to as much as $4,600. The highest price includes a portrait of the dear departed with their ashes pressed into the paint. They do pets too!
How much you want to bet a special, million-dollar, commemorative "KISS My Ash" vinyl set of Gene Simmons' ashes hits stores the day after he kicks the bucket??