Here’s something really rare that turned up. For the 3rd and final single (“Is Apollo Still Alive?”) to be taken from Swedish industrial metal-step crossover act Rave The Reqviem’s self-titled debut album, DWA has taken full advantage of both the song’s length and the length of the 3 remixes presented alongside it to squeeze both 4 tracks of CD-audio and – on the first 100 copies only – to lathe-cut the title track for vinyl playback.
Yes – you read that correctly. The first 100 copies of the “Is Apollo Still Alive?” CD (available here) are in fact ‘a hybrid CD/vinyl’ – a format so rare that it doesn’t even really have a name and is only produced by one company on the planet.
Below you can see how that looks like as DWA provided us a picture of the final product.
The CD comes with a special plastic adaptor already inserted, in order to facilitate playback on a record deck. The vinyl track is lathe-cut around the outer-most part of the CD (see also the picture), with the regular CD-audio data occupying the remaining space inside creating a highly unusual and unique artefact.
“Is Apollo Still Alive?” is released on October 9th, and can be pre-ordered now. Be fast if you want to be sure of picking up one of the lathe-cut CD-vinyl hybrid disc versions.
- Is Apollo Still Alive? (first 100 copies ONLY)
- Is Apollo Still Alive?
- Is Apollo Still Alive? (W.A.S.T.E. Remix)
- Is Apollo Still Alive? (IVARDENSPHERE Remix)
- Is Apollo Still Alive? (VPROJEKT Version 2)
Quite a nice stunt from DWA!