This new vinyl record is completely silent on both sides

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“Note: this does not require a record player to be fully enjoyed. Technically, it doesn’t even require this record.”

A new record called Silent Meditation, which as the name suggests is completely silent on both sides, is being released this May on clear 12″.

Read more: Radical silence: 10 essential John Cage records

It features two 20-minute tracks (or 15 minutes if you play it at 45rpm) on both sides.

The project was inspired by a record Eric Antonow’s son bought for him called The Art of Meditation.

Though Antonow enjoyed the LP, he realised he’d prefer ‘just’ silence.

 

“This a serious project, and in its seriousness we also hope it creates some levity. The record is a reminder that silence is valuable, and it can be enjoyed.”

“To purchase a record and play a silent meditation is intentionally humorous. Silence, like meditation, can feel severe, even punitive. Having a silent record might remind you that’s not always the case.”

Head here to order a copy via its Kickstarter crowdfunding page… or, you know, just turn your record player off.

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