Heaven’s Lathe is dedicated to bringing out the highest quality lathe cut seven inch singles, featuring both influential artists and emerging performers in a sweep of genres. From June 2021, Heaven’s Lathe will be releasing a new limited edition single each month. Each release is a strictly limited to an edition of 100. All singles are lathe cut on either black or transparent vinyl. Heaven’s Lathe artists are curated by writer, broadcaster and DJ Graham Duff. All lathe cutting and engineering by Michael Lawrence (Bladud Flies!). Designed by Lauren Winton (Bladud Flies!).
Graham has written well over 100 episodes of comedy and drama for television and radio, including 53 episodes of BBC3’s Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal: winner of 3 Royal Television Society Awards. His other series include Hebburn with Vic Reeves, and Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible starring Steve Coogan. For BBC Radio 4, he wrote Mark Gatiss’ long running sci-fi sit-com Nebulous, and the music obsessive comedy Stereonation, as well as adapting Alexei Sayles’ short stories for The Absence of Normal.
Music has always been an integral part of Graham’s work, starting in the 1980s, when he worked as an assistant editor at IKON: the video arm of Factory Records. He’s been DJ-ing on independent radio since the late 90s and currently presents the on-line new music show Graham Duff’s Mixtape. He also selects the soundtrack music for much of his television work, commissioning an original score from Liz Fraser and Damon Reece for his Sky Arts horror anthology series: The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells. He’s the author of three books: Foreground Music: A Life in 15 Gigs, The Future’s Here To Stay: The Singles of The Fall and The Otherwise with Mark E. Smith.
Audio Engineer (vinyl cutting and mastering)
Michael has worked in the professional audio industry for 20 years, having first started in audio post-production at a time when they were moving from analogue to digital workflows. He has been mastering and lathe-cutting at Bladud Flies! since 2013, working with artists and labels such as Electric Wizard, Current 93, Ulver, House Of Mythology, The State51 Conspiracy and more.
Lauren has been working as a multimedia designer since 2000, focusing on creative branding and music production. In 2013 she started Bladud Flies! with co-creator Michael Lawrence. What was largely an avenue to explore creative possibilities BF! has developed into a high quality bespoke lathe cut vinyl service.