CD sales have plunged over the last decade, but vinyl LPs have become increasingly trendy, with music fans still desiring a physical product to clutch to their chests on their way home. Recognizing this trend, several years ago musician Adam Baumeister (formerly of Bad Weather California) purchased a record lathe and formed Meep Records, which manufactures vinyl LPs and singles for Denver bands.
Lately, Baumeister has begun using his lathe to create conceptual art, taking very old recordings and manipulating them with locked and backward running grooves, all cut into heavily stylized picture discs. In advance of his art exhibition opening at Fancy Tiger on Friday, Novembe 1, we caught up with Baumeister to chat about Wagner, extinct birds and the art of the LP.
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