This new record is pressed with soil from Brian Wilson’s childhood home

This new record is pressed with soil from Brian Wilson’s childhood home

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One of the strangest projects you’ll see this year.

Publisher, musician and artist Jeff Hassay has crafted a bizarre homage to the Beach Boys’ frontman Brian Wilson in new project Beach Boys House: Dirt Sounds.

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Using soil gathered from the plot of land where Brian Wilson’s childhood home used to stand in Hawthorne, California, Hassay and LeRoy Stevens hand-poured 100 clear resin records, cut with an 18-minute field recording of the location, featuring the sounds of neighbourhood animals, cars, planes, a helicopter and various gardeners’ power tools.

Created over 6 months in silicon moulds, the records are each utterly unique and weigh between 400 and 600 grams, but honestly, we’re a little lost for words on this one.

Dig around for yourself on the Small Worlds Records website.

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