Bleeps on Wax
I’ve had a short loop I made in LSDJ on the Nintendo Gameboy included as a locked groove (infinitely repeating loop) on the Minimalizm v4 compilation. I always wanted to have some sound I made pressed onto wax, then I found this project and thought I’d give it a go. The venture is funded by the loop creators each agreeing to buy a small number of records. You email on a .wav file of your track as a 4 bar, 133 bpm loop, compilation organisers Noise Vinyl take care of the rest and it becomes part of a 7″, 33 rpm vinyl record.
CDs and MP3s are fine and all, but Vinyl has a charm all of its own, both soundwise and from it’s tangible form and it doesn’t look like it’s going to die out any day soon. This article from Wired suggests that vinyl will outlive cds commercially… and if there’s a power cut you could always listen to your records on this, though perhaps not at audiophile levels 🙂