Reinder

Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open as reviewed by Reinder

May 13, 2020
edited 6 months ago
The vinyl is flat and generally silent. My copy does suffer from very slight distortion every now and then, which I fear is due to nonfill issues, but maybe a thorough cleaning will resolve this. The mastering is done very well, there is a clear seperation between the instruments, the drums sound tight and the vocals are nicely centred, but (of course) this is not a hifi recording. The gatefold sleeve, inner and insert have a glossy finish, which looks pretty nice.

As for the music, it's not their best record. Being influenced by their side-project, it's probably not that surprising that it sort of sounds like a side-project or a collection of B-sides. However, as always, there are quite a lot of tracks on here with original and interesting songwriting, so I'm glad I picked this up.
TeensOfStyle

Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open TeensOfStyle

September 3, 2020
It must be an issue across the whole pressing because the exact same kind of distortion is on my second copy but just in different places. I also got my second copy sent to me for free from Matador after sending them videos of how bad the first copy was. I'd be keen to compare to a standard black pressing.
Reinder

Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open Reinder

September 3, 2020
Thanks for your comment. It's interesting to hear that more copies suffer from this issue. My copy didn't improve after a cleaning either.

Non-fill is a pressing defect which you can identify by small white spots/lines, it is almost impossible to detect on a pink record, but the distorted sound that it causes does resemble the distortion I heard on this record, hence my suspicion.
TeensOfStyle

Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open TeensOfStyle

September 3, 2020
I came here to leave a comment about my two copies having that weird distortion. It's really bad on Side A Track 4 on my first copy toward the end. My second copy isn't too bad but it's still there very slightly in places. I've been trying to figure out exactly what it is. Could you elaborate on the "nonfill" issues you mentioned? Cheers!