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Idles frontman presses his mother's ashes into limited edition vinyl version of Brutalism

17 October 2017, 13:39 | Written by Laurence Day

Idles frontman Joe Talbot has pressed the ashes of his late mother into a new vinyl version of debut LP Brutalism, which goes on sale at the end of the month.

"Our music has saved us in many ways," Talbot writes in a statement. "My old dear didn't have the luxury of finding something that could save her; I've had her ashes pressed into 100 vinyl to symbolise just how important she was to this album, to this band and of course to me and my drive to exist in the most loving and honest me. We strive to make music that invigorates people to express themselves freely without prejudice or mockery. Now you can see that we've put everything into our art so that maybe you can too. Don't go gentle. All is love."

The copies of the record will be available to purchase from the band's Big Cartel store on 30 October and are priced at £100. Each of the 100 copies - strictly one per person - comes with individually handmade original artwork and a zine, both designed by Talbot.

Check out a video documenting the process via Uproxx below.

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