Vinyl Pressing Review

Deptford Goth

Life After Defo

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 11.15.2013

This is the debut LP from south London's Daniel Woolhouse a.k.a. Deptford Goth. The songs are built around electronic rhythms and lush, synth-heavy, sedated bedroom pop arrangements. The album will prove familiar fare for fans of Rhye, How to Dress Well, and Goth's own Merok labelmates Pure X.

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Overall Sound:


The vocals are up front. The electronic percussion is immaculately produced, but feels a bit generic and manufactured. The rhythms are lively enough to keep your attention, without ever venturing into full-on dance mode. Goth's vocals are sedated and introspective.

Pressing Quality:


The jacket and paper sleeve are standard issue. The vinyl feels heavy and durable. No warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws present. The CD with vinyl purchase is a nice touch, but here is nothing especially unique about the packaging.

Vinyl Noise:


Some very minor, occasional static, otherwise a very quiet pressing throughout. No popping, skipping or inner groove distortion.

Overall Artwork:


The artwork doesn't do much for me. the cover features a pair of white-gloved palms set against an azure sky and painted, nmountain-top landscape. The rear cover is white with simply the tracklisting. No additional artwork to speak of.

Overall Extras:


The CD is included with a vinyl purchase. No other extras included.

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

: 3.75



Label: Merok Records
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 19.99
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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