BIG BLOOD – ‘Unlikely Mothers’ 2LP
Brand new double LP from the duo of Caleb Mulkerin and Colleen Kinsella, who also play in Cerberus Shoal and Fire On Fire. The duo also performed on Michael Gira’s Swans LP, The Seer in 2012. Based out of Portland, Maine, Big Blood has dropped a ton of stunning self released CDs and cassettes since 2006 as well as some fantastic vinyl releases for Time-Lag, Feeding Tube, Phase and Immune. Big Blood’s sound is rooted in folk and prime 60s / 70s garage pscyh. This new double LP sees them focus more the electric side of things than on some previous releases with the addition of drummer, Shon. The record was recorded after Colleen spent a lot of time listening to Sabbath, Zepp and Dead Moon, so it definitely has a heavier vibe than some of their past releases. The gatefold sleeve features artwork by Colleen, ‘Unlikely Mothers’ refers to Colleen’s mother (pictured on the inside) and Colleen’s aunt (pictured on the outside), both were nuns. Her aunt stayed a nun and colleen’s mom left (obviously) during Vatican II. The two images for the sleeve are from an ongoing series about women who buck common notions of who are the mothers in our lives. Pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl, 150 copies pressed on opaque red and white swirl, and 250 on transparent red. Includes download code.
ANDREW LILES – ‘The Maleficent Monster and Other Macabre Stories’ LP
Massively prolific UK artist, and Nurse With Wound and Current 93 member, Andrew Liles returns to Blackest Rainbow. This new full length LP consists of themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary horror films. 40 minutes of musical interpretations on a â€˜horrificâ€™ theme influenced by such maestros as Donald Rubinstein, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi and Ennio Morricone. The tracks cover a vast amount of ground including austere orchestral pieces, voodoo drums, torture porn, possession, cheesy 80â€²s soundtracks, Giallo, 70â€²s synths, mellotrons, flutes, piano and much much more. Andrew also commissioned legendary UK artist and graphic designer Graham Humphreys, the man behind the incredible original UK quad posters for Evil Dead II and the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Graham has recently worked with Death Waltz for their Zombie Flesh Eaters and their impending City Of The Living Dead reissue. The LP is released strictly old school style, no digital download, in an edition of 500 in UV gloss finished sleeve, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. It will be pressed on two colours. Edition of 150, 180 gram black glove and silver blade swirl vinyl, exclusively available from Blackest Rainbow and Andrew Liles. Edition of 350, 180 gram slime green vinyl with blood splatter effect.