Even though collecting music is becoming more of a virtual thing, hardcore record collectors still have much to live for, especially when it comes to finding those weird and wonderful releases.
For example, a British record company called “Charrm” (yes, it is spelled with two “Rs”), once released a limited-edition single. It’s a “recording” of the one minute of silence held in Hyde Park in London after Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
If you can find one, you’ve done well. Only five hundred copies were pressed up.
But wait! There’s more.
After more than five years of combing through the archives of broadcasting giants like the BBC, a British conceptual artist has complied a double CD featuring nothing more than 82 two-minute silences “recorded” during Remembrance Day ceremonies. The CD is called Kenotaphion, which is the Greek word for “empty tomb.” Gotta get me one those…