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About

Leesta Vall Sound Recordings is a niche record label based in Brooklyn, NY.  Our limited edition lathe cut record releases are made on modified vintage record cutting lathes. Each record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person.


WILL THIS PLAY ON MY TURNTABLE? 
Yes, of course! But they do not always play well on all turntables, especially turntables without a weighted tonearm.  All of our cuts are tested however, to make sure they track on a properly weighted record player.

HOW WILL IT SOUND?
 The fidelity of a lathe cut record is different than a vinyl pressing. You’ll notice pops and cracks, particularly at the start of these lo-fi recordings. As the groove is cut into the vinyl instead of pressed, there can be tiny particles of residue from the lathing process. It’s easily remedied though by wiping the record with a damp cloth or brushing with an anti-static record brush. A good wipe or brush and a couple of plays will actually improve the sound quality of the record. Also, because the groove is slightly wider than on a conventional pressing, it is possible to place the stylus only partly within it, resulting in incorrect playback. It may take a couple of attempts to properly seat the stylus in the groove.

ARE ALL OF YOUR RELEASES LIMITED EDITION? Yes. We would never devalue a title by re-cutting more copies at a later date.

HOW CAN I SUBMIT FOR A DIRECT-TO-VINYL OFFICE SESSION?  Go HERE

WHY IS IT IN MONO?
 Because mono is cool.
WHATS UP WITH YOUR NAME? We are the least of all the sound recordings.  Get it?