Pressing the Ashes of the Dead into Vinyl Records
In this short-film, we explore the process and ideology of pressing ones ashes into the grooves of a vinyl record. This is certainly a rather eccentric and equally fascinating approach to handling the remains of the deceased. While the physical process of this is one thing, there are obviously many emotional and spiritual elements involved as well.
From information provided from Aeon Video, they pose a curious question:
Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance?
In our opinion, the answer is: both. While embedding bodily remains into vinyl can be perceived as odd, we find it to be endearing as well. The sensitive topic of death isn’t a whole lot of fun to delve into, but this short-film brings a new, humbling light to it.