Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Dolf and I have serious plans to write a little book about chocolate records and other artefacts at the edge of the vinyl universe. Like the Butan record stamps, the Minifoon hand recordplayer, the Sabino records, the Singing Postcards, the Record-your-own-voice records, etcetera, etcetera.
We want to publish it ourselves, in a limited edition of 100 copies. With a CD, of course. Last night I made this first sketch for a sleeve:
Harrie Berkhout told me about a record that definitely will be in the book, if Harrie manages to find it again (“I have no idea where I placed it; I haven’t seen it in years.”) It is a small vinyl record that looks exactly as a CD. I have never seen it or even heard about it, but I think this a wonderful gimmick. The book will be full of things like this. There is so much!
Here is another one-of-one record, made in Oakland, California, in 1961, by a Dutch man (G. Meyer) for his mother in The Hague:
If you happen to have any of these one-of-one records, or information about them, please let me know!