Vinyl Pressing Review

Tristan Omand

Wandering Time

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 07.08.2013

Cowboy songs are as American as apple pie, as old as the railroad and our occupation of the mountains. The genre of straightforward songwriting with acoustic accompaniment is an essential mode of communication in our country, and such is the case on 'Wandering Time.' Recorded in mono, it's the third LP from New Hampshire singer-songwriter, Tristan Omand, and the third release from his self-propelled vinyl imprint Raised In A Barn Recordings.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


Recorded in mono, the straightforward style of Omand's writing shines on this release. The guitars sound bright and crisp. His voice is up front. The production is sparse, giving the recording a live feel. The songs are left to sink or swim on their own merit, as any cowboy song should.

Pressing Quality:


The white vinyl version doesn't have a lot of heft to it, but it isn't flimsy either. Our copy had some very minor warping. Not enough to effect the sound. No noticeable weaving. Overall, the LP falls somewhere in the good to very good range.

Vinyl Noise:


There is a little static at the outset of each of the album's sides, but it fades as the album plays out. There is no popping. The bulk of the release is very quiet, with the instrumentals and vocals taking center stage.

Overall Artwork:


The cover features the artist standing in a field of wheat at dusk. The rear cover features a shot of the same field without Omand in the frame. The resolution on the photos is nice and it fits the country feel of the release. No additional artwork included.

Overall Extras:


The LP is available on white, black and gold vinyl. White/black - $20; gold - $25. Aside from the color options and digital download, the extras stop there.

Reviewed By:
Rob Peoni

I'm a longtime music junkie who began collecting vinyl around three years ago. I have around 300 titles that span a broad variety of genres. I tend to gravitate toward...

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Total Score

: 4.10



Label: Raised In A Barn Recordings
Release Year: 2012
Purchase Price: 20.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: white
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:

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