With a list of about fifteen different turntable recommendations, I began widdling it down based on features and brand reputation. I weighed cost along with ease of use, input from trusted vinyl gear fanatics, and online reviews from both end-users and tech industry insiders. My choices came down to five models: U-Turn Orbit Special ($450), Pro-Ject Carbon Debut ($400), Fluance RT83 ($350), Fluance RT85 ($500), and the Audio Technica AT-LP120 ($250).
Artist: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies
Label: Sacred Bones Records
Released: October 19, 2018
So you may be asking yourself, why are we looking at the Halloween soundtrack in March? We still have six months to go before Halloween season begins. That's a great question, and the answer is simple... The music is amazing and should be played year round. Also, I finally bought my copy last month, so I am a little late to the party.
Halloween is the soundtrack to the 2018 sequel of the original Halloween (1978) movie. For more takes on that, head over to Timeout, Need More Popcorn and request the archived reviews of the whole franchise of movies I did with my buddy Jay on Continuous Play Podcast. Today though, we are looking at the vinyl package that was released in October of 2018.
Album: Night Maze (2018)
Sofa King Vinyl SKV-1012
Release Date: Dec 7, 2018
Before starting this blog, I want to send a word of thanks to Sofa King Vinyl for sending me two of their newest releases for review. They have been a pleasure to deal with. This is the second vinyl release from them that I will be reviewing and it comes from another band I was not currently aware of, but if you are a fan of 80s synth pop or Depeche Mode then this is definitely for you.
Today I am looking at the vinyl release of Glass Apple Bonzai's Night Maze. The album was initially released digitally on May 1, 2015, and Sofa King Vinyl released it on wax in December of 2018. Glass Apple Bonzai is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been releasing music since 2014.