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Test Pressing

Test Pressing

It makes my day when a new test pressing arrives in the post. The anticipation of the first listen on the turntable hoping it will sound just right. This test pressing is for Sonitus Eco – The Light Between Oceans [SSV07] due out in January on Silent Season. The pressing plant recommends listening to all 8 copies before signing off on approval for production. Once the test presses are approved it’s about 4 weeks until the final record is in hand. I’m excited to be doing both color and black vinyl this run.

The first 100 records will be available in opaque ocean blue which i’m excited about because Justin Meli (Sonitus Eco) is an avid fisherman from Malta. We both share a love for the ocean and fishing so it felt fitting to make a special color run. And also there will be 200 beautiful black records for the vinyl aficionados. Both will come in a black poly lined sleeve and a 100% recycled brown jacket.

Artwork for this record was inspired by this quote from M.L. Stedman.

“There are times when the ocean is not the ocean – not blue, not even water, but some violent explosion of energy and danger: ferocity on a scale only gods can summon. It hurls itself at the island, sending spray right over the top of the lighthouse, biting pieces off the cliff. And the sound is a roaring of a beast whose anger knows no limits. Those are the nights the light is needed most.”

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