If you recall, earlier this month we spotlighted sculptor Peter Camani's unique method of preserving human remains in concrete memorials shaped like gigantic screaming heads... which is cool, but $10,000 a pop is kind of steep for most budgets. Fortunately, the company And Vinyly (“...and finally,” get it?) has a more budget-conscious solution that's also tailor-made for serious audiophiles: if your life revolves (pun intended) around your record collection, why not take a final spin after death as a human LP?
Granting their clients the chance to “live on beyond the groove,” the company offers a service in which your ashes can be mixed with vinyl and pressed into a “R.I.V.” (Rest in Vinyl) disc. The audio content can include your last will and testament, a eulogy for a loved one, or any other memorial you wish to record. You can even choose musical accompaniment from one of their available packages.
Record sleeve designs range from simple names and dates on black to quality oil portraits (by James Hague of the National Portrait Gallery).
Prices and packages vary, so be sure to visit their official site to browse the different options... but don't wait too long!