And Vinyly: Get A Loved Ones' Ashes Pressed Into A Vinyl Record

February 14, 2017

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And Vinyly is a service that allows you to have a loved ones' ashes pressed into a custom vinyl record for BONUS pops and crackles of remembrance. You get to pick the audio and album art, and the company takes care of the rest. Unfortunately, the services starts at around £3,000 (~$3,750), making it significantly cheaper to just display your loved ones' ashes on a fireplace mantle. Unless you don't have a fireplace and would have to get one built, in which case, okay, this might be cheaper.

And Vinyly customises the whole process for clients, loading the vinyls with audio chosen by them. It can be a loved one's favourite song, a clip of them speaking set to background music, or complete silence. The distinct pops and crackles heard as the needle traces the ashes might be music enough to some people's ears. The company will even provide the record with personalised cover art, either from supplied photographs or by the hand of their on-call painter from the National Portrait Gallery.

Obviously, if anybody I know dies I'm going to make my own record of remembrance. Specifically, by discreetly clipping some of their hair and fingernails during the viewing and supergluing them to an existing copy of Highway To Hell. We all mourn in our own ways.

Keep going for a video discussing the inspiration and process.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who agrees the best way to remember somebody is to steal one of their mix-tapes.

  • mary collins

    Obviously, if anybody I know dies I'm going to make my own record of
    remembrance. Specifically, by discreetly clipping some of their hair
    and fingernails during the viewing and supergluing them to an existing
    copy of Highway To Hell. We all mourn in our own ways.

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  • Jenness

    I'm not clicking on that. It has the word "hell" in it and all my Christian spidey senses are like "Awww helll nawww NOT TODAY SATAN!"

  • da1nonlysage

    Hopefully they're still around in 50 years when I finally die

  • This would be my choice...
    https://youtu.be/r9L4AseD-aA

  • Jenness

    I think I'd prefer to be made into a sparkly diamond and put into jewelry that later will be sold at some store - at which point I'll be vengeful until the ring is returned to my offspring or grave (if my family line dies out). Hmm - this would make a great movie. And it would work with one of these records - listen and dieeeeeee bwah ha ha ha HEEEEEE!!!! http://lifegem.com/

  • Jeremy Tilton

    I'm thinking of ordering one done for my Grandma. I might have to take a few liberties. She was run over by a moose, but there is no directly applicable song. But, my best memories were of her during Christmas, so it works.

  • Jenness

    lulz

  • TheQiwiMan

    I want this done to my remains.

    And I want the song to be "My Humps (My Lovely Lady Lumps)" by the esteemed Master Poets, The Black Eyed Peas.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I would want it to be that song Not Gonna Get Us by t.A.T.u. because that's by far the most irritating song I can think of without doing some research.

  • Someone has clearly never heard of Mr Blobby.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I remember. In fact I think you're the reason I remember. I like in the video that Jeremy Clarkson is the chauffeur for Mr. Blobby. Well, I mean, it's Jeremy Clarkson with hair.

  • Well, it was the 90's.
    And I apologise for inflicting Mr Blobby on you.
    http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/s...

  • GeneralDisorder

    I thought it was pretty funny. And... you know... Jeremy Clarkson with lots of 80s hair in the 90s is also funny.

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