Vinyl Pressing Review

Various Artists


Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 08.23.2013

This 20-track, double LP features a curated selection of amazing sounds from the new book 'Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992.' The music runs the gamut from psychedelic to lounge acts and everything in between. It's an unfiltered glimpse into the bizarre world of self-published vinyl. It's a can't miss compilation for any collector of the rare and unusual.



Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:

9.00

It's tough to pin down an overall sound to a compilation. These tracks are all over the place, with varying degrees of production quality. To be honest, I was surprised by the level of professional production on most of the tracks. That being said, audiophiles will certainly discern some opportunities for improvement. As any appreciator of this type of music will tell you though, those eccentricities are where the real gold is located.
 

Pressing Quality:

9.00

Beautiful gatefold jacket with standard issue paper sleeves. The vinyl feels heavy and durable. No warping, weaving, skipping or other manufacturing flaws present. There is some very minor static throughout (See: vinyl noise), but this pressing is somewhere between good and excellent. The insert booklet with artist descriptions and additional album artwork is printed on high-quality, glossy materials.
 

Vinyl Noise:

8.00

There is some very minor static intermittently throughout the release, but never anything prominent or distracting. No popping, skipping or other issues, even between tracks. Fairly quiet pressing throughout.
 

Overall Artwork:

9.00

The artwork is an adaptation of the cover jacket from the book. It's kind of a cliche sunset beach photograph that appears as if it was taken from one of the homemade record covers within the book itself. The inside pages of the gatefold jacket features thumbnail depictions of 84 different covers from the book, and makes for ta terrific visual accompaniment to the LPs. The accompanying booklet
 

Overall Extras:

8.50

The 10-page booklet that comes with double LP includes a bunch of additional information on the artists, curated by the same people who edited the book. Interested parties may purchase a double CD along with the double LP. However, he LP version does not include a digital download. The book does include a digital download.


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

: 4.35

 


Info

Label: Sinecure
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 23.98
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 2
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: black
Gatefold: Yes
Digital: No
Inner Sleeves:
paper
 







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