Depending on your tonearm weight and anti-skate settings, this anti-record will either play perfectly, albeit with exorbitantly increased surface noise, or it will erratically skip around from groove to groove, lasting as long or as little as each session’s random chance allows. We prefer the second experience, and encourage you to experiment with your turntable to simulate the most unpredictable conditions.
With each revolution of the stylus, portions of the print will be chipped off and erased by the stylus, revealing the audio material underneath it. Although the playback quality will improve with each session, the stylus will degrade, forever creating a balance to perpetually frustrate the listener; purposefully similar to that faced by the librarians of Babel…
One-sided 12″ circle lathe cut polycarbonate record Screen-printed black 140lb obi with white ink Clear picture disc sleeve Sealed in poly bag
50 copies: – Screen-printed B-side artwork in black ink – Screen-printed A-side in black ink over the audio grooves
3 copies: “Ghost” editions with transparent ink only on the B-side (non-anti).
A Note: Having inhaled countless poisonous vapors for extended periods of time while printing these and other projects, we neglected to notice that the URL for the Library of Babel online portal was incorrect on the obi strip. We added a “the” to the beginning erroneously. It should be: www.LibraryofBabel.info