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?