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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.


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