After what has seemed like an eternity, OWL is finally available on vinyl. As we have yet to get our hands on any copies, we can only tantalize you with this snap shot of the disc grabbed from Hydro-Phonic’s facebook page, but rest assured that the full package will be well worth the wait. Limited to 250 copies on black wax, the vinyl edition features John Trimmer‘s artwork hand-screened in gold ink on black sleeves, with design and layout by yours truly. Get ‘em now over at Hydro-Phonic Records!
The long awaited vinyl version of our debut LP is finally available! The vinyl release features a whole new re-mix and mastering job, plus new artwork. Order here!
“As you know, here at HPRX we are always looking for creative ways to present a new release. After talking to the band and learning a bit about them, I challenged my team of helpers and advisors to come up with something special for this release. We think the choices made represent the band and their social, economic and environmental views. The cover is made of 18pt recycled chipboard. Completely hand made from the folding and gluing, to the screen printing (by Phil M. and myself). The ink is made of an environmentally safe, non-toxic, vegetable base that is rated safe for children’s toy manufacturing. Even the record insert is printed on recycled paper! The custom made brown vinyl looks amazing and all the scraps from the pressing were reclaimed and mixed with a recycled green vinyl to create our forest green looking wax. As far as we know this is indeed the “greenest” vinyl record release ever! Trying to find a creative twist on printing the cover, as we always do with the hand-made releases, we decided to print the cover with a reversed opening. Trying a few options, this was the most interesting to me. Probably because of my obsession with the Melvins and how the past few years they themselves have been releasing “backwards” covers for all their releases…cover on back, song titles on front! We also choose along with the band to not have any writing, text, logos or anything but artwork on the cover. So you can actually choose what side you want the front to be. In the end, this is by far one of my favorite HPRX covers…. everyone an amazing piece of art to be treasured!”