“There are a lot of these reality shows like Boat Brothers, where they’re like, ‘We contacted Shaq, and he needed the sickest boat,’” says Banta, who is also the frontman of Indy rock ‘n’ roll band Brother O’ Brother. “I was like, ‘Why can’t there be somebody like that for the most insane records?’ I really want to be that person.”
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"Gotta admit, this one burns a little bit. Third Man was working on a prototype of the exact same idea of an LED-filled record at seemingly the exact same time as the geniuses over at Romanus were plotting theirs. Parallel thinking, no doubt. TMR had big targets in sight, multiple levels of management, parent record labels, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted kind of sights. We even met up with the company that custom programmed LEDs in balloons for shit like Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show. And then, somewhat unceremoniously, it just kinda drifted away, on our end clearly deflated when we became aware of those dreaded words: “It’s already been done.” So kudos to the cats at Romanus, who do an ace job of filling their records with anything/everything and, in my opinion, keep pushing the envelope in the custom, hand-made vinyl novelty world that will always hold a place near-and-dear to my heart." - Ben Blackwell Third Man Records
Classic Rock Magazine- Romanus Records: the little label that's reinventing vinyl
"Sand? Feathers? Razor blades? Meet Romanus Records, the tiny Indianapolis label taking vinyl into new, exciting, and occasionally dangerous territory."
"Romanus Records are revitalizing the obsolete format by cramming outrageously unique objects inside the record itself."
The Vinyl Factory Limited- This tiny record label is pressing the weirdest stuff into its vinyl
"Romanus Records are taking this dubious art to the next level."
MixMag- THESE RECORDS ARE PRESSED WITH DINOSAUR BONES AND RAZOR BLADES Romanus Records don't play by the rules
"The Indianapolis imprint describes some its products as "dangerous vinyl", with razor blades and "free floating" gun powder pressed into the wax of Texas rock duo Ghost Wolves."
T Mobile Electronic Beats- THIS RECORD LABEL PRESSES DINOSAUR BONES INTO VINYL RECORDS
"We’ve heard about cremated ashes being pressed into vinyl, but stuffing vinyl full of razor blades and gun powder? This is the kind of mad idea that Romanus Records has made their trademark."
"Romanus Records are making the best looking vinyl on the planet"
Stereo and Video- Romanus Records made a plate with LEDs
"The label Romanus Records has released the world's first light-emitting diode plate, which can be controlled remotely."
New Atlas- LED-packing vinyl album lightens the mood
"But picture discs aside, the groovy black disc generally ain't much to look at. Indianapolis-based Romanus Records is changing that.The latest envelope-pushing idea from the label is an album that rocks its own light show."
Vinyl Of The Day- This record label will press dinosaur bones into vinyl records
"Now pushing the record pressing to the extremes is record label Romanus Records."
"Romanus Records, a small rock label in the eastern United States, has decided to push the limits of the object."
"US record label Romanus Records has lived up to its commitment to release unique forms of vinyl.."
Modern Vinyl- Best Vinyl Variants of 2016
"I’ve never seen this combo before, and I find it more interesting than the standard liquid"
Vinyl Destination- Top 5 Most Unique Records in My Collection
"I’ve honestly never seen anything like this. And it plays pretty darn well to boot!"
"But what Romanus Records do from Indianapolis is already a class, even art in itself."
" Romanus Records who are getting a reputation for pressing some of the strangest records ever heard of."
Dancing Astronauts- Romanus Records presses disturbing things into vinyl records
"Romanus Records has shown blatant creativity in a surprising medium. They’re visually intriguing..."