What happens when music geeks get bored? They make stuff like this!
Dale Crover, from the American-sludge metal band The Melvins, has released the world’s first-ever 12-sided 10-inch record.
Crover’s ultra-limited Skins went up for sale on August 26th, but unsurprisingly, the pressing of 127 copies has already sold out. The unique record features six separate spindle holes, which correspond to “12 short songs written by Dale Crover specifically for this distinctive format.” The lengths of the micro tracks range from 15 to 31 seconds. It’s been described by the label as “the most impractical record of all time.”
Doesn’t sound like there will be many copycats of the 12-sided album, but once you set the bar, there will always be someone trying to beat it.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!