Anyway, that doesn't bother me. Big Blood (Caleb Mulkerin, Colleen Kinsella, Asian Mae, Rose Philistine) are truly amazing and the scratch seems to affect just one track ('the birds & the herds') for about 30 seconds. It is a shame but it doesn't spoil it too much. If you like "freak folk" (horrible term, no?) and you like Big Blood, expect to put on a happy face because this is a fantastic album. Probably my favourite from them so far.
Don't really know what happened with the release of it, N.E. Indie haven't had copies (or at least haven't shown that they have), Tomentosa had a few and it looks as though There Is Not Trouble In Denmark and Time-Lag still have some. Let's hope someone takes it on and releases it in larger numbers.
If I hear the band is planning another release of it I'll take it down.
I've falled behind a bit on new releases this past week as well, but Bum Tapes has released a small edition Rahdunes cassette that should be good.
Dull Knife have put up a pre-order for Twinsistermoon, Richard Youngs and Dan Melchior 7"s.
Night People have released a huge amount.
Also spotted Faust have a new album ('C'est Com Com Complique') this week out on Bureau B.
Go check out the Sacred Basil tape on Cabin Floor Esoterica if you have a bit of change and haven't already.