Vinyl Pressing Review

The Chambermaids


Whatever Happened Tomorrow


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 10.11.2013

This is the third LP over the last decade from familial Minneapolis noise pop outfit The Chambermaids. The band centers around siblings Martha and Neil Weir, with each taking the lead on vocals here. The album was recorded at Old Blackberry Way recording studio and recently released in collaboration with Guilt Ridden Pop. The LP was mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering.



Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:

8.50

The album features strong, brash rhythms. The guitars are big and prominent. The vocals are buried somewhere in the middle in the mix, but remain discernible and coherent throughout. The production is balanced, but as with most noise rock the focus is on the sum of the collective parts.
 

Pressing Quality:

8.00

The black vinyl feels thick, heavy and durable. The paper sleeve and jacket are standard issue. However, the full-color, doublsided insert is a touch above. Now warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws present.
 

Vinyl Noise:

9.00

Very quiet pressing overrall. No noticeable static, popping, or skipping throughout. The time between songs is minimal, but the playback is crisp and pure.
 

Overall Artwork:

9.00

The LP sleeve and label art was handled by Casey Deming. The front cover features some kind of modern art painting set against an over-saturated, black and white photograph of a rocky landscape. The rear cover riffs off of a similar motif. The insert features a full-color photograph of what we can assume is the band's blurred faces in the studio on one side. The other side of the insert features a shadowy portrait of a long-haired figure in some kind of art exhibit.
 

Overall Extras:

7.00

The album includes a digital download. The full-color insert is a nice added bonus. Not much to speak of in terms of extras, here.


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

: 4.15

 


Info

Label: Guilt Ridden Pop / Old Blackberry Way
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 12.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: black
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:
paper
 







Post a Comment

Name: Leave us a comment.

URL is optional. Including one will link your name to the posted URL.

HTML formating is not supported.

The author of this review must approve your comment before it will become visible.

URL: