Nik Void

Nik Void releases 7″ with a playable sleeve…
Nik Void

Earlier this week we reviewed the forthcoming Carter Tutti Void ”ËœTransverse’ album (LTW review) the collaborative piece from the Throbbing Gristle members and Nik Void from Factory Floor.

Clearly Void is a busy lady, for today she has released a rather special 7″ single that is housed within a sleeve that’s a playable replica of the record.

The “Gold E” sleeve is hand-made by Void, cast in polyurethane plastic which will deteriorate over time.

Polyurethane plastic starts life as a result of a chemical reaction of two liquids,” said Void, “so it will naturally start to decay. I’m talking years, but any slight change will make a huge difference to the width, depth of the grooves, and air pockets will increase in size, drastically changing the sound.”

Void is expanding the project by collecting videos on her Facebook Profile of the record sleeve being played; these will then be edited together and screened at London’s Rough Trade East store on Record Store Day (21st April).

Nik Void releases 7″ with a playable sleeve…
'Gold E' 7"

The single has been released in an edition of just 300 via O Genesis Records, and will not be reprinted, partly because polyurethane is “not nice to work with”, according to Void. “I thought of doing an alternative sleeve but it defeats the message,” she says.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


  1. I’ve got the full collection of O Genesis releases so far. Ground breaking so far. Can they keep the quality control up? Dunno, but if they can – could be a new Matador or Domino


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