Everyone who’s anyone knows that Mondo has a storied history of turning vinyl into must-have shiny objects. But this time, they might have outdone themselves.
In celebration of Alien Day, Austin’s own pop culture wunderkinds have put together a mah-velous reissue of James Horner’s 1986 score to Aliens. The label consulted with liquid-vinyl specialist Curtis Godino to create the records, each of which took over an hour to make.
Using techniques perfected in the oil wheel-making process, Curtis discovered he could do the same in creating liquid-filled records for his band, Worthless.
"Since I make each vinyl one by one, the process is very time consuming and tedious; there are three stages which take a little over an hour per record. But the up side about doing each one is that I can make sure they are perfect. The obvious issues that are always brought up are leaks and evaporation. I use a special type of resin to seal the records which has kept my oil wheels sealed without leaks for years. Also, I am not using water inside the records, so the viscosity of the liquid and the fact that it is air tight assures that the liquid will not evaporate. Hopefully that will calm the skeptics a little.
I have been developing new ideas for new types of records and extensions of the liquid disc which will hopefully reach the surface soon. I'm very excited for the future of this medium."
You can find out more about Curtis by checking out his website and following him on Instagram. The ALIENS liquid-filled records is limited to just 75 copies and goes on sale tomorrow (4/26) at 11AM CST.