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Vinyl Moon Review – Volume 044

Vinyl Moon Volume 44 Review

Vinyl Moon is a record club that produces monthly “mixtapes” pressed to fun colored vinyl. They tend to feature up and coming bands that you may have not heard so it’s a great way to discover new music! I grew up making and receiving legitimate cassettes for/from friends and crushes in the ’90s and early ’00s so this whole idea really speaks to me since I’m also an avid record collector. While I still beg for friends to now make me Spotify playlists, they don’t always pull through and I don’t get to hear as much new music as I’d like. Very excited to get into this month’s volume!

Vinyl Moon BOx slightly open to reveal record inside

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Vinyl Moon box surrounded by record and inserts

About Vinyl Moon

The Subscription Box: Vinyl Moon

The Cost: $30 per month to the US (including shipping)

The Products: A themed and exclusively pressed vinyl mixtape record!

Ships: Worldwide

Good to know: Remaining stock is available later as a one-time purchase in their shop if you missed out!

Vinyl Moon Volume 044 “Choose A Side” Review

Around the time of receiving your vinyl, you’ll also be emailed a digital copy of the mixtape to take on-the-go so you can listen even when not near a turntable. It’s also available on Spotify here!

Caution: use blade to open sticker on outside of record packaging

Volume 044 of Vinyl Moon is entitled “Choose A Side” and literally makes you do so to simply open the record.

 

There’s a booklet of liner notes that begins with an intro from Vinyl Moon founder, Brandon. Each page has a short bio of each band featured. This month showcases nine up and coming bands including Isaac Haines, Meernaa, Sebastian Kamae, Fanny Price, Neek, (Edouard), Andreas & Rickard, Cruel Clouds, and Peter Gyurko. You’ll also find a bio on the featured artist, Cinta Vidal, who does all of the art for this month’s release.

 

The LP is sealed on all four sides, and you must decide which of the four you’d like to cut a slit into to free the vinyl.

Record cover, insert, and vinyl in group

Once you make the cut, you’ll find the inner sleeve and a poster which includes original art by Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal.

 

Both sides of the inner sleeve (which protects the vinyl) mirror the cover art with fantastical architecture that seems inspired by MC Escher.

 

The poster has the same concept of the cover and sleeve illustrations in which you are tasked to decide on your own which way is up. It can be viewed from any side and sort of creates a 3D world on a 2D format.

Clear Vinyl record with brown swirl near center- side a

If you’ve been an active member for 12 months, you’ll automatically become a VIP which entitles you to an exclusive color of vinyl. This variant is clear and has a brown swirl near the center of the vinyl that matches the earth-t0ned art.

Clear Vinyl record with brown swirl near center- side b

The overall vibe of this mix is chill and smooth. I find that it makes a great soundtrack to play on a cool evening while talking by candlelight on the porch or around a fire. These songs are relaxing and have nice grooves that allow you to zone out rather than sing along. Once again, I’m impressed by the group of artists Vinyl Moon has gathered that I’ve never heard of or would find on my own to put out a great compilation.

Verdict: Vinyl Moon has married music, art, and a fun innovative component to make May a great experience.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but a different variant of this one is available in their shop as a one-time purchase. You can also listen sans record to their digital playlist if you’re so inclined.

Check all of our Vinyl Moon reviews and find more Vinyl Subscription Boxes in our directory. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Vinyl Moon profile page.

What do you think of the artists featured on Volume 044 of Vinyl Moon?

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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