Throwing Muses at Big Takeover

P/P arrived in 2013 as a book containing lyrics, artwork, and downloads, but here it is a 32 song double LP, vinyl manifesto. After 2003, Kristin Hersh released her solo albums and some 50 Foot Wave material, but it took a decade to get this fractured and sprawling Throwing Muses epic into shape. There’s a method to this madness, as the “songs” are actually bits and pieces, scattered like memory, loss, hope, and joy across a hardwood floor of emotions. It’s as if the band smashed everything they’ve ever done and are now picking up the pieces, and we’ve been challenged to join them in their quest for a new muse.

[Print edition]