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Vinyl Moon Review – Volume 047

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichSep 13, 2019 | 0 comments

Vinyl Moon Review Volume 047 - August

Vinyl Moon
3.7 overall rating
6 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Vinyl Moon is a record club that produces monthly "mixtapes" pressed to fun colored vinyl for $30/month. They tend to feature up and coming bands that you may have not heard so it's a great way to discover new music! Additionally, they go above and beyond to highlight artists and have a different one design the cover and inserts for each volume.

Record peeking out of cardboard mailer

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.)

Group shot of record, cover, and insert with cardboard mailer

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 047 "Natural Things" 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!

 

There's a booklet of liner notes that always has an abstract introduction from Vinyl Moon founder, Brandon. Each page has a short bio of each band featured. This month has 10 artists plucked from obscurity featuring Luke De-Sciscio, Skin Mag, Axel Mansoor, Majetic, High Tides, Anthony Lazaro, Talkboy, Highschool Jacob, Wy, and Fox Grin. On the back, there's a bio about the featured cover artist, Russian-based Varya Schuka.

 

Volume 047 of Vinyl Moon is entitled "Natural Things" and features the art of Varya Schuka whose surreal pastel landscapes with wild animals set a dreamy scene. The extra cool thing about the gatefold cover this month are the hologram insets on the front and inside cover. We're talking the old-time holographic images that you have to move from side to side to get a sort of 3-D effect. The cover one is set inside what looks like a pond that the elephant is going for with a glowing sphere, while the one on the inside is a cheetah in action that changes to an '80s-inspired painted figure of itself. Very cool!

Vinyl Moon Exclusive Vinyl Color Sticker

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 month's variant is a beautiful pale yellow swirl.

yellow marbled vinyl- Side A

Side A seems delicate overall, like a chillwave dream. Nothing on this side stood out to grab me besides Axel Mansoor's "The Other Side" which felt very familiar. But I found all the music helpful to concentrate on work and allow some light jams to float along in the background which I prefer to silence.

yellow marbled vinyl- Side b

Side B feels a bit more rockin' than side A and I couldn't help but immediately feel the beat of Highschool Jacob's track "Can't Get Enough" by bobbing my head and moving around a little. The next track by Wy also stands out to me with the sultry yet sassy Karen O.-esque vocals with fast-paced guitar.

Verdict: Once again, Vinyl Moon has delivered a completely unique experience visually as well as audibly. All 10 artists are new to me and there are at least a few I'll be seeking out on Spotify to listen to more.

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 on Spotify if you're so inclined.

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Vinyl Moon is the first and only mixtape Record of the Month Club! Discover new favorite bands on beautiful vinyl every month. Every record jacket is designed just for Vinyl Moon by jaw-dropping visual artists.
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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