Do not attempt to argue with vinyl fetishists about vinyl’s supposed hi-fidelity dominance as a musical format; you won’t just lose, you’ll walk away with a migraine. A common defense of vinyl insists that, by default, the turntable’s stationary nature encourages a deeper level of listening than iPods, boomboxes, and car stereos. People who believe this don’t actually employ the phrase “communing with sound,” but they might as well. Go ahead: Respond, reasonably and cogently, that vinyl exclusivity discriminates against music fans whose lives don’t permit pockets of peace, quiet, and stillness. You’ll be wasting your breath. Like most underground labels, Heresee is a proud member of the vinyl-industrial complex, issuing releases in partial-vinyl or vinyl-only editions. The most recent album from Nautical Almanac—Carly Ptak’s way-out duo with partner/Heresee co-founder Twig Harper—was a wax-only affair.