Ben Abraham - Sirens 2016 CA

Sirens – 2016 CA Black Vinyl

Edition: 180g Black
Speed: 33 ⅓ rpm
Catalogue No: SC330
Barcode: 656605033013
Matrix A: SC-330 A 25129.1(2)…
Matrix B: SC-330 A 25129.2(2)… Salt
Matrix C: SC-330 A 25129.3(2)… Salt
Matrix D: Side D with rubber varnish

Reviewer Score
Sound: 4.0
Pressing/Noise: 1.0
Average: 2.5






I like

  • Excellent SQ
  • Warm & dynamic sound

I donʼt like

  • Extremely noisy pressing

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  1. Records released by Secretly Canadians are shockingly bad, much like its sister label Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans all own by Secretly Group. I believe all the records from these three labels were pressed at Independent Record Pressing since it is co-owned by own by Secretly Group. Independent Record Pressing really need to step up their game and give us truely high quality records, cost cutting is not the answer!

    I have only heard two good sounding records by Secretly Canadian — The War On Drugs’s Lost In The Dream and A Deeper Understanding, even their 45 rpm pressing of Slave Ambient sounded uninspiring!

    Almost all of Secretly Canadians records sounded shoddy and extremely noisy. I have gone through three copies of Sirens and the third copy is merely just listenable with excessive pops and crackles. That was after multiple times of ultrasonic cleaning and Record Doctor vacuuming. The other two copies were so noisy I returned one and chuck one in the rubbish bin! However, if you could get a quiet copy, the mastering of this album actually has a little more life thane the rest of Secret Canadians’ releases.

    I have stopped buying anything released by Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans on vinyl. Occasionally, I just can’t resist because the music is good…


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