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by on August 31, 2010 at 7:23 am in Economics, Music | Permalink

Music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones.

A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favourite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles.

The full link is here and I thank VaughanBell and also Allison Kasic for the pointer.  Occasionally I've wondered whether my funeral ought not to consist of playing a recording of Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem (loudly) and then asking everyone to leave.  This innovation puts a new slant on that idea.

1 A August 31, 2010 at 7:29 am

I want to be an mp3.

2 Yan August 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

I would choose different song(s) for my ash vinyl record from those for my funeral, if only to be considerate to those I pass the vinyl record to. I wonder how many records I could make.

3 sad August 31, 2010 at 5:51 pm

“What makes you think there will be anyone to ask to leave?”

Someone must put the record on.

4 EmmaZahn September 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

I think I prefer the idea of my ashes pressed into a diamond.

Maybe the ashes could be split between the diamond and a vinyl recording of I’m Just An Old Chunk Of Coal [But I’m Gonna Be A Diamond Some Day]

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