Vinyl Pressing Review

Kam Kama

Passer-by b/w Joseph Strider

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 10.24.2013

Kam Kama picks up where it left off on its 2012 debut EP, with a pair of terrific singles to add to this band's growing discography of melodic post-punk. The tracks were recorded and mixed by James Bauman at Master Kontrol Audio in Bloomington, IN. They were mastered by Nigel Palmer at Lowland Masters.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


From the beginning, Kam Kama has brought a DIY aesthetic and post-punk attitude to top-notch studio quality recordings. Though a different recording and mastering crew were at work than on the band's debut EP, the quality craftsmanship remains. The vocals are up front and coherent throughout. The drums are punchy and assertive. The guitars are bright.

Pressing Quality:


The pressing feels heavy and durable for a 7" release. The jacket is glossy and high quality; the paper sleeve is standard issue. No warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws present. Our copy had some minor streaking on the pressing, but this was just cosmetic and didn't affect playback at all. Very nice pressing overall.

Vinyl Noise:


Very quiet pressing, especially for a 7". No noticeable static, popping or skipping. The volume remained consistent throughout the single song per side.

Overall Artwork:


This is a nice, classic design that falls in line with Kam Kama and Sister Cylinder's output to date.The label art is in black and white. The jacket is glossy and high quality with the band's name in reverse black and white lettering on the cover against a smoky black and gray background.

Overall Extras:


No real 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...

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Total Score

: 3.85



Label: Sister Cylinder
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 5.00
Pressing Company: Rainbo Records
Format: 7
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: black
Gatefold: No
Digital: No
Inner Sleeves:

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