How do you want to be remembered when you die? If you’re a die-hard music fan, a U.K.-based company could convert your cremated remains into a vinyl record.
For £3,000, or roughly $3750, And Vinyly will press your ashes into a record your loved ones will cherish forever. The company says its creations are “the perfect resting place for vinyl lovers.”
The disc features 12 minutes of audio per side. The record can include a recording of whatever you want – from a collection of your favorite songs to a personal message for your friends and family. In addition, you can have one-of-a-kind songs written and recorded for you for an additional fee.
The company has been offering these services for several years for “people, parts of people, or pets.”
The strange concept has received mixed reviews, with some saying it’s a tender sentiment and others saying it’s just downright creepy. In fact, And Vinyly takes a rather lighthearted approach to death. For an additional £10,000, or about $12,500, will plan a “FUNeral,” where funeral guests can listen to the record and send their loved one off with a dance party.
“When the album that is life finally reaches the end, wouldn’t it be nice to keep that record spinning for eternity?” the website quips. “We offer you the chance to press your ashes in a vinyl recording your loved ones will cherish for generations. Live on from beyond the groove!”
To top it all off, the record can be customized with a unique cover design. It includes your name, date of birth and date of death. National Portrait Gallery artist James Hague will also paint a custom portrait of the deceased for an additional fee of £3,500, or roughly $4,400. The portrait uses a signature paint that’s a unique mixture of acrylic paint and your loved one’s cremated remains.