Vinyl Pressing Review


Pheel Phree

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 10.29.2013

This is the first official full-length release from Indianapolis experimental beatsmith David "Moose" Adamson. Limited to 500, hand-numbered copies, the album was recorded at DMA's home studio aptly dubbed The Bass Cave. The album was mastered at Singing Serpent.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


These songs have been cleaned up and polished since they first appeared on a limited edition cassette from JNR a couple of years ago. DMA is master of his domain of blown subwoofers and polyrhythms of live and electronic drums on the low end with an incalculable number of vocal loops floating crisply overhead. The result is a gritty, distinct and singular sound unlike anything else in the EDM landscape.

Pressing Quality:


The color of this release is truly a site to behold. "Phreedom Red" is a red vinyl inside semi-translucent orange vinyl, with magenta splatter. The pressing is heavy and feels durable. The heavy black paper sleeve with a plastic liner is high quality. The jacket is hand-numberd and high quality. No warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws whatsoever.

Vinyl Noise:


Very quiet pressing. There is some very minor static, but nothing distracting. No popping or skipping present, even between tracks.

Overall Artwork:


The artwork is coherent and has a hand-designed feel. The front cover is a white background with a silhouette portrait of DMA's face against what looks like an engraving plate or charcoal drawing of leafless trees. The rear cover has the same background with the track listing on one-side and a silhouette of a dog's face, again in orange, on the other with light touches of what looks like pencil. Even the dust jacket sleeve has a sticker with DMA's name in gold squiggly lines.

Overall Extras:


The album includes an immediate digital download with an order through Joyful Noise's website. The record also includes a digital download card with additional artwork. The albums are hand-numbered. The colored vinyl is unlike anything else in my collection. The high quality sleeve and additional artwork on the plastic dust jacket are nice additions.

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

: 4.40



Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 15.00
Pressing Company: Pirate Press
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: Phreedom Red
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:
black paper with plastic liner

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