Would a grave be too quiet, too somber for you? Do you want your remains to live on in a way that people can enjoy them? Well, now you’re in luck. Andvinyly, a British-based company, offers the option to have some of your ashes pressed into a vinyl record.
To save you the time and hassle of heading to the Andvinyly site—where your cursor turns into a frustratingly slow-moving skull-and-crossbones—here’s their poetic description of the service:
When the album that is life finally reaches the end wouldn’t it be nice to keep that record spinning for eternity? We offer you the chance to press your ashes in a vinyl recording your loved ones will cherish for generations. Record a personal message, your last will & testament, your own soundtrack or simply press your ashes to hear your pops & crackles for the minimal approach.
Discover News caught up with a representative from Andvinyly. He broke the process down, step-by-step:
1. Confirm your location and the viability of these services in your area.
2. Identify a family member or chosen rep who will accompany you (your ashes) to the pressing.
3. Establish audio content and cover art
4. Attend the mastering of your record.
5. Receive playable proof sample of your record and cover.
7. Get cremated.
8. Your family member or chosen rep books and attends the sprinkling and pressing of your records.
9. Your chosen recipients are sent details of where to collect their copy of your personal record.
10. Live on from beyond the groove.
Awful puns aside, this is just a little too weird and self-indulgent for me. Is a cremation record something any sane person would consider?