Dale Crover - Piso Mojado
Dale Crover - Piso Mojado five-sided record - released May 26, 2020
5-sided record Joyful Noise Recordings JNR341 edit. 127 - lathe-cut
- A Side
- The Bowie Mix (1:59)
- Moclips (3:39)
- New Pharoah (1:19)
- Piso Mojado (1:19)
- Supine Is How I Found Him (1:18)
Recorded & mixed at SOS studios by Toshi Kasai. Produced by Deaf Nephews (Crover/Kasai). Lathe-cutting by Mike Dixon.
Description from Joyful Noise Recordings
‘Piso Mojado’ is the new “five sided record” from Dale Crover. The custom lathe-cut design features four distinct spindle-holes, and five corresponding songs. Each record is hand-made, and extremely limited.
‘Piso Mojado’ is made in the style of Dale’s previous insane lathe-cut, Skins. Like ‘Skins’ and the ‘Thunder Pinky’ cymbal/record hybrid, this release is limited to just 127 copies, is handmade by our lathe-guru Mike Dixon, and signed by Dale himself. But on ‘Piso Mojado’, we stepped up our game in the packaging department...
Each copy is packaged inside a super thick, custom designed and built acrylic jacket. Calling it a “jacket” doesn’t seem to really do it justice... The thing is 1/2 inch thick and is screwed together with bolts for fuck's sake.
DETAILS & WARNINGS:
Audio Fidelity: These are lo-fi, mono records, each individually cut using 1940s technology. Do not expect the audio to have the same fidelity as a modern pressed record.
Turntable Setup: Lathe-cut records have more shallow grooves than pressed records, which can make them difficult to play. Adjustments to your standard turntable setup may be required.
A Note About The Price: We understand the price is high ($127) but we assure you that is for good reason. Each of the 127 copies required over an hour of work to cut individually on a 1940s record lathe, not to mention the costs involved in the custom hand-built packaging, or the countless hours that were put into the design, composition and recording. Believe us, no one is profiteering off of this release... If you cannot afford this art object, please don't stretch your budget. Feel free to buy Dale's full-length here and just enjoy the music. But to those who can afford it, you can comfort yourself in the knowledge that this is one of the most unique records in the world, and totally worth the price.