It’s been a long slog getting here but, at Octave, we’re finally launching vinyl. I am over the top excited.
As some of you may know, there are only a couple of excellent vinyl pressing plants in the world and of the one or two of the best, they are back-ordered beyond anything I would have imagined. Lead times of 6 months or more are commonplace.
We waited for the best.
Being patient is not one of my few virtues despite the sage words: “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet”.
Part of the deal with vinyl is we’re running a single groove-coated stamper so the run will all be identical (though small). These high-performance 180-gram virgin vinyl stampers are limited to about 500 pressings so that’s what we’ve limited them to. They are also individually numbered so you know where in the batch your copy comes from. If you’re interested in reading about the whole vinyl process, go to either of the two releases and click on the vinyl details page just below the samples of the music.
We sent an announcement out the day before yesterday and nearly half of the run was spoken for, another hundred or so are gone as of yesterday.
The vinyl sound so magical….I mean…wow.
These collector’s item gems won’t be around long.