Peter King has been custom-making records from his South Island home in New Zealand for over three decades. Take a look at his home-cum-studio space. Photos by Max Doyle
In The Wire 403, Noel Meek made his way to Mount Somers, New Zealand, to meet Peter King, a lathe cutting enthusiast who has been honing his craft for over three decades. Now one of only a few record cutting businesses in country, the lathe technique differs from standard pressed vinyl records. Painstakingly crafted, and working in small-runs, his handmade polycarbonate records are made on home-built lathe cutting machines. The list of artists he has worked with is expansive, including The Dead C, Maja Ratkje and The Beastie Boys. He works from a caravan on the grounds of his two storey polycarbonate house.