Handmade Test Pressings

by Silver Current Records

  • Record/Vinyl

    Test pressing for Howlin Rain "Under the Wheels, vol. 2."

    #s 2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 will be sold here. From an edition of 10 handmade test pressings.

    This test pressing edition was made with hand screen-printed black image on rainbow swirl mirror foil paper, hand-glued to the original test pressing jacket.

    These tests were used and approved to green light the full pressing.

    This item does not come with digital streaming or download. (write to the label if you purchase and want one and we will send)

    These hand-made test pressing editions also include the original factory Test Pressing jacket.

    Test Pressings ship USPS priority mail in a bubble wrapped and extra padded box for protection.

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    Purchasable with gift card

      $125 USD or more 

     

  • Howlin Rain 'The Alligator Bride' Gator Skin Jacket version Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    One of a kind handmade test pressing created from one of 5 test LPs sent for approval of 'The Alligator Bride' LP. This edition of one is housed in a jacket adorned with a super thick, super textured, handmade, black, three dimensional Alligator skin paper, front and back.

    These tests were approved to green light the pressing of 'The Alligator Bride.'

    As this product is totally unique, only one is available.

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  • Howlin Rain 'The Alligator Bride' Gold Scales Version Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    One of a kind handmade test pressing created from one of 5 test LPs sent for approval of 'The Alligator Bride' LP. This edition of one is housed in a jacket adorned with beautiful handmade, pasted on, gold-scaled alligator paper, front and back.

    These tests were approved to green light the pressing of 'The Alligator Bride.'

    As this product is totally unique, only one is available.

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  • Earthless 'From the West' Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    Test pressing for Earthless' From the West, #3 of 5 copies. An edition of 5 handmade test pressings for the 3 band members, Silver Current and Henry Owings who helped out on the jacket layout.

    This test pressing edition was made with the front cover pasty of the handmade edition and glued onto the original test pressing jacket. The bent corners of the jacket shown in the product image are authentic to the original shape of the test pressing jacket as it arrived for label review and not a result of abuse to this handmade edition. I decided to keep the original worn test pressing jackets instead of replacing them for mint blanks because the originals housed a sticker from the plant with LP info as well as having the air of authenticity of an industrial test product. These tests were approved to green light the full pressing.

    The vinyl is hand-stamped, the jackets hand-stamped, song labels taped, covers hand-glued, stickered, and numbered.

    ~ Only one copy being sold.

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  • Wooden Shjips 'Shjips in the Night' Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    Test pressing for Wooden Shjips "Shjips in the Night." #4 of 8 copies. From an edition of 8 handmade test pressings for the 4 band members, Silver Current and Henry Owings who helped out on the jacket layout.

    This test pressing edition was made with the front cover pasty, printed in rainbow colors unique only to these 8 test pressings and glued onto the original test pressing jacket. The bent corners of the jacket shown in the product image are authentic to the original shape of the test pressing jacket as it arrived for label review and not a result of abuse to this handmade edition. I decided to keep the original worn test pressing jackets instead of replacing them for mint blanks because the originals housed a sticker from the plant with LP info as well as having the air of authenticity of an industrial test product. These tests were approved to green light the full pressing.

    The jackets pasty is hand silk-screened, hand-glued, and numbered.

    Only 1 Test pressings of "Shjips in the Night" will be sold here.

    This item does not come with digital streaming or download.

    Test Pressings ship USPS priority mail in a bubble wrapped and extra padded box for protection.

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  • The Odyssey Cult "Volume 1" Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    One of a kind handmade test pressing created from one of 5 test LPs sent for approval of the Odyssey Cult, vol 1 LP. This edition of one is housed in a jacket adorned with pasted on, blue handmade paper with screen-printed gold pattern, front and back.

    These tests were approved to green light the pressing of 'The Odyssey Cult, vol 1.'

    As this product is totally unique, only one is available.

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  • The Odyssey Cult "Vol 2" Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    One of a kind handmade test pressing created from one of 5 test LPs sent for approval of the Odyssey Cult, vol 2 LP. This edition of one is housed in a jacket adorned with pasted on, white handmade paper with screen-printed black leaf pattern, front and back.

    These tests were approved to green light the pressing of 'The Odyssey Cult, vol 2.'

    As this product is totally unique, only one is available.

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  • Howlin Rain, Under the Wheels Vol 1; Silver Rainbow Foil Handmade Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl

    Test pressing for Howlin Rain's Under the Wheels, Vol 1: #1, #2 and #4 from an edition of 8 handmade test pressings (3 are currently missing)

    This test pressing edition was made with hand screen-printed black image on rainbow mirror foil paper, hand-glued to a black jacket. The back of the jacket is a hand-written notation on high quality art paper hand-glued to the jacket and numbered. These tests were used and approved to green light the full pressing.

    Only 3 Test pressings of "Under the Wheels, vol 1" will be sold at this time.

    You will receive the edition number according to the order in which you purchase; ie first to purchase gets #1, second to purchase gets #2 and 3rd purchase gets #4.

    This item does not come with digital streaming or download. (write to the label if you purchase and want one and we will send)

    These hand-made test pressing editions also include the original factory Test Pressing jacket.

    Test Pressings ship USPS priority mail in a bubble wrapped and extra padded box for protection.

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    Sold Out

about

Handmade one of a kind test pressings and editions of 1 through 5 copies. Test pressings are a minute pressing the plant creates to send to label/artist for approval of the product. Once approved the plant then green lights the entire pressing. I've created handmade jackets for test pressings for Silver Current and family related TPs, in most cases they are one of a kind product.

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released December 13, 2018

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Silver Current Records Oakland, California

Artist run handmade, limited edition and specialty music product created and curated by Ethan P. Miller

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