People in a Position to Know is a great “micro-indie label” run by Mike Dixon out of Olympia, WA. Specializing in limited, handmade runs, PIAPTK uses a vintage record lathe to make records out of all sorts of unusual mediums, including plexiglass, picnic plates, and even mirrors.

Their latest release is a callback to a musical phenomenon from the 1950’s USSR. Apparently at the time, “underground night spots would play music pirated from the west. The only media they had were recordings etched into discarded X-ray film.”

PIAPTK recruited Golden Boots, who wrote an original tune to be pressed onto real x-rays. After finding an outfit that could press flexi-discs and fine tuning the recording for the medium (5 sets of test pressings!), the rest is history.

The sound quality apparently isn’t fantastic, but at 5.99 this makes a great, unique collectors item – the tie-in to vinyl history is icing on the cake.

The Details

A live version of the excellent Golden Boots rarity, White Skeleton, actually pressed into a REAL X-Ray! Each of these is unique! Includes an MP3 download of both the Live version and the studio version (originally included on the 5" X-ray Picture disc released several years ago)

Please understand that these X-Rays were never intended to be records. Therefore, some of them may have tracking problems and/or some surface noise, but for the most part, they are totally listenable and extremely cool.

Limited Edition of 250 flexi discs pressed onto real X-Rays.

Price $5.99

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