Vinyl Pressing Review

Photon Band

Pure Photonic Matter Volume 1

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 07.23.2013

A scatter-brained effort on the seventh studio release from Philadelphia's Photon Band. The group moves from spaced out psychedelia to straightforward power pop to experimental electronica on this 14-track LP. Though the album lacks a coherent vision, the band's ability to maneuver through a variety of genres proves satisfying at every unpredictable turn.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


It's tough to give a quick overall description of such a broad release stylistically. The mix is strong. The rhythm and bass are a bit brash throughout for my taste; the lower end could be more pronounced. When present, the vocals are up front. Every tone of the guitars is clear and discernible.

Pressing Quality:


No warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws are present. The volume is consistent throughout, although it plays a little quiet. The paper sleeve and jacket are both standard issue.

Vinyl Noise:


Very quiet release throughout. No noticeable popping or static at all.

Overall Artwork:


The artwork didn't really do anything for me. The jacket features a blue swirl that resembles the grooves of a vinyl or some kind of intergalactic wormhole. Given the band's name, we can probably safely assume the latter.

Overall Extras:


No extras to speak of.

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...

Rob has reviewed 48 other Records.


Total Score

: 3.65



Label: Nod And Smile Records
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 14.96
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: black
Gatefold: No
Digital: No
Inner Sleeves:

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