Album Review

Big Blood – “Double Days I and II” – [dontrustheruin]

Thurston Hunger   6/11/2015   A Library, CD

Portland Maine-stays, Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Mukerin along
with real and imagined assistance, drop two more disks of their
weirding wonder. Homecooked, packaged and on their own imprint.
While it is nice when other labels release BB on vinyl so
you can dive into Colleen’s artwork on a larger scale, the
control that they have in their uber-indie cds cannot be
dismissed. Caleb’s ear and gear help create supreme soundbeds
for Colleen’s varied voices to bounce through the ceiling.
Crazed coverz? You bet! The Cure get a *graceful* lady look
and Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan” launches a fantastic
series of sonic dominos (part of the secret Blood sauce is
definitely in the sequencing of their albums). Exquisite
corpse collage, possibly including alien body parts (“…But I
Studied”. As always it’s a family affair, Colleen’s mother
went a-roving in the Irish songbook; Quinnisa, the daughter
whose birth gave birth to the band eight years nigh, has a
heart-felt heart-melt, crushing! Disk two has a more soothing
vibe to it in my strange little soul, offering both “Endless
Peace” amd heaps o’ backwards masked mists. Maybe a hint of
Wicker Man and a combination vacuum/fax machine? And at the
end of it, Lady Q has traded a crushed heart for a “Golden”
one. My Big Blood infection continues, producing many a
fever dream…are you immune, yourself?
-Thurston Hunger

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