Hand Made Music
Gorbie Lathe Cuts is a boutique record label, and production house based in Milwaukie Oregon. I put out short run unique records, and cut short run records upon request, at a reasonable rate. Making records in the privacy of my own home, whenever I can find the time.
In December of 2017 I was researching a limited vinyl run for a new project. That pursuit stumbled me onto the lathe cut world. I saw that a small amount of music freaks were making very cool, and very craft worthy short run records. My mind filled with the possibility of owning my very own lathe. I could make 20 clear 7" records! I could make picture disks! I could make odd shaped records? The possibility where endless, and I just happen to get the fever.
I found a guy in Texas who was selling his lathe. After a bit of haggling the deal was done. I took out a small loan and flew to Texas. Then, with only one lesson under my belt, I rented a van and drove the lathe back home to Oregon.
The process is very different than making a pressed record. The records I make are cut in real time. I can only make mono records, and I'm cutting on polycarbonate. They sound pretty damn good considering how they're born. It truly is magical.
I love all kinds of music, and I'm putting out records in all genres. Having fun and giving a damn!
Hangin in the studio.