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Don't Trust The Ruin Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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Big Blood
Double Days I

Big Blood are a couple coming together to make music, at times joined by their daughter (aged 8 at the time of this recording), Blood Stereo style. Musically, Double Days is hazy and semi-morose, fading in a bed of tape recordings on which the songs rest. Includes unusual covers of The Cure ...view item »

Big Blood
Double Days II

Big Blood are a couple who also make music as a duo, sometimes joined by their daughter (aged 8 on this recording), Blood Stereo style. Musically, Double Days II follows on from part I: a sound that is enticingly stark, guitar, vocals and harmonium cloaked in not-always-readily-identifiable other sounds...view item »

Big Blood
Night Terrors In The Isle Of Louis Hardin

Enigmatic freak-folkers Big Blood have sent us yet more of their beautiful self-released CDRs with hand painted/printed covers. This one I'm reviewing was originally released on cassette and has 14 tracks of lo-fi free folk weirdnes...view item »

Dead Gum

On my lengthy Christmas sabbatical, I toiled away in the sorting department of York's Royal Mail office delighting in my daily dose of 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' and 'Last Christmas' pumping through the tinny warehouse speakers. Either my ears have been softened by the constan...view item »

Chuck Bettis
Urgency Renewal

Chuck Bettis is pals with that band Big Blood so they've put a CD out of his stuff on their own Don't Trust The Rain label. Bettis is one of them spontaneous composition types so, as you can imagine, 'Urgency Renewal' is chocker with systematically chaotic compositions. It was recorded over a period of time in different locations with...view item »