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A couple months ago I published a post of a few cool and creative vinyl record releases for inspiration for those of you considering releasing a record with Hifidelics. As you may or may not already know, Hifidelics is about releasing limited runs of custom vinyl records in beautiful, creative packaging. From time to time I will stumble across a vinyl release that really stands out and I think to myself, “Man, I wish we were the ones releasing this record”. So instead of just passing-on by, I wanted to share some of these stand-out record releases with you and give you some ideas as to what else is out there, and what can make an ordinary record into a masterpiece.
This time around, the records I’m sharing here are less of a focus on packaging, and more of a focus on just some killer vinyl. Now, imagine these records also coming in some awesomely designed packaging, as well. Your fans would be fighting to get their hands on just one, of very few, copies.
First up is a copper record from the band Scrap Iron called, “Shovel”. Technically not ‘vinyl’, but it does fall into the same category. I researched to find out more about this band and record, but turned up nothing. I believe the band’s name and associated keywords are too similar to common searches. However, the record manufacturer had this to say about the record; “This is the prototype. The finished version will have flash memory circuitry built into it so that you can plug a usb cable directly into the record and download the songs!”. It sounds pretty damn cool, doesn’t it? Not only that, but the non-groove side is a piece of artwork. This would be a very memorable release if they can get the word out.
Next we have a very cool record of Boys Noize & Erol Alkan remixes. Yes, that IS a 12″ vinyl record! It’s a picture-disc, actually. Picture-discs are not all that original in the world of vinyl, however I find the picture they used to be very clever! From what I can tell, it seems this record sold out very quickly, too.
Last, but certainly not the least, comes from Jack White’s Third Man Records. As many of you know, Third Man is also a crusader for vinyl records (I swear, Third Man had no influence on Hifidelics!) I’ve mentioned this record before. I’m not sure about it’s practicality for listeners, but collectors will love something like this. One comment on this video’s Youtube page mentioned they saw this record for sale on eBay for $600! It’s a triple-decker record for one of Jack’s many projects, The Dead Weather. He begins to explain and show you the record at about 00:35.
If you’re an artist and have a fanbase of vinyl-lovers, Hifidelics can help you release awesome records just like these! Just contact us with the concept you have in mind and we can get you started. Or, check out this blog’s Hifidelics page to learn a bit more on what we are all about.