UK company And Vinyly invites you to “Live on from beyond the groove.”
If you love music – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – you will be pleased to know that there’s a man in the UK who aspires to keep your record spinning… in the afterlife.
Jason Leach, techno record label founder, music lover, and founder of And Vinyly, wants you to R.I.V. (Rest In Vinyl). Literally.
For a fee, his company will press your ashes into a vinyl record that will play a final message of your choice for your loved ones to cherish, whether it be music (supplied by you) or a recording of your voice. You can even let your ashes speak for themselves by choosing silence, “to let loved ones hear your pops and crackles.”
The basic package costs £3,000, and includes 30 discs plus artwork with your name, date of birth and date of death on the cover and labels.
For an extra fee, And Vinyly will add backing tracks to your vocals, or write and produce music specifically for you. They’ll even arrange to have your record distributed in vinyl stores. Also optional: An artist-commissioned portrait using the ashes you supply on canvas.
While their website’s tone is humorous in nature, And Vinyly does stress that all services are handled with the utmost respect.
And in case you were wondering, body parts (cremated) and pet ashes are also accepted.
Personally, we think the idea is rather groovy. I mean, talk about going out like a rock star! We can certainly think of much worse things that could happen to your ashes (we’re looking at you, Keith Richards).
Besides, as Leach himself explained in an interview with WIRED, “It’s a bit more interesting than being in a pot on a shelf.”
What do you think of the idea of having your ashes pressed into vinyl when you die? Is it something you would do? Have a look at the details for yourself at And Vinyly.