Volcano The Bear - Commencing [5LP Box] (50-page book, includes 10 bon - UrbanVinylStore

Volcano The Bear - Commencing [5LP Box] (50-page book, includes 10 bonus tracks, silkscreened box) (Vinyl)

Leicester, England -- mid-1990s. Aaron Moore, Nick Mott, Clarence Manuelo, and Daniel Padden create a freeform group called Volcano the Bear out of their frustration with standard musical limitations. Now, in 2015, after 20 years of experimenting with improvisation, folk, Dada, post-punk, krautrock, noise, surreal comedy, pure avant-garde, and more, the group has obtained a cult following and high critical praise across the globe. Renowned for their highly theatrical and obscure live performances, as well as their mind-blowing catalog of releases, Volcano the Bear truly is a one-of-a-kind group, consistently pushing forward with their own unique, experimental approach to sound making. Commencing manages to be both a retrospective of the group's 20-year history since their formation in 1995 as well as its own unique release filled with vast amounts of material. The five LPs presented here, each in individual covers with liner notes for each track on the back and housed together in a deluxe silkscreened box, contain 64 tracks and clock in at over four hours in length. Expect an abundance of previously unreleased material, alternate versions, tracks from early cassette albums never before released on vinyl, live recordings, pieces from forgotten compilation appearances, and more, all mixed and compiled together to form five standalone albums. The set also includes a 50-page book of writings, photos, artwork, and flyers from the band's long history, along with a code for the complete set plus a bonus album of ten tracks that didn't make the final cut. This is the ultimate Volcano the Bear release for fans of the group and of surreal, experimental musical history in general. ''Listening to the wealth of mainly unreleased and live material presented here, one's mind boggles at the wonderful, extraordinary and frankly bizarre pallet these guys have to offer. They take us on a sure fire journey into some of the most healthy and
unambiguous, crazed and deadly, astonishing and timeless music to push our pleasure buttons up to 13!'' --Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, May 25, 2015

Tracklist:
LP 1:
01. Yak Folk's Y'are (3:27)
02. The Following Him (5:26)
03. The Idea of Wood (2:43)
04. Go Fetch the Water Anthony (3:34)
05. Tubular Smells (1:02)
06. BB (0:26)
07. Pretty Flower (2:41)
08. Fog Slicer (0:51)
09. Ash Harm (4:49)
10. Eleven (4:03)
11. Pick Up the Spanners (1:34)
12. Tic Toc (Live) (4:12)
13. Velcro Symbols (5:47)
14. Egg & Two Books (1:20)
15. General Chin (3:10)
16. The One Burned Ma (4:22)

LP 2:
01. Horse (4:29)
02. Ballet of Swedish Mountain (1:04)
03. Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah-Um Cha Check (2:50)
04. Elephant Bingo (3:43)
05. Quick (4:42)
06. Barbara Castle Festival Hall (0:45)
07. Phantom, Tha Will Be Done (7:24)
08. Hello Graham (Live) (6:47)
09. Feverfew (5:28)
10. Planetary Bethlehem (Live) (5:14)
11. Tadpole Alphabet (Live) (7:45)

LP 3:
01. Asian Speedway (5:38)
02. The Pincher (1:08)
03. Broccoli von Hamburg (1:32)
04. Chair: The Musical (4:33)
05. Cond (4:48)
06. Strange Dreams of Invisible Girls (3:45)
07. Woman Who Weighs Out the Wool (2:32)
08. Hexofun (2:31)
09. St. Ivel of the Fittest (1:10)
10. The Middle Farm (3:06)
11. Splendido (2:12)
12. Tremondo (3:27)
13. Bowls (4:29)
14. Backwoods Colour (7:29)

LP 4:
01. Halo Onna Volcano (3:46)
02. Fat Monarch (3:18)
03. Jackanapes (2:21)
04. Tori Anus Abdul (0:52)
05. Sex Transfusion (1:34)
06. Hot Rat Piano (4:20)
07. Aflame (4:14)
08. Night Fig (1:46)
09. Monthly Friends to Cherish (3:03)
10. Goose War Two (4:19)
11. HatHands (4:52)
12. Baltic (6:43)
13. Long Kong Is My Pain (2:55)
14. Curly Robot (7:01)

LP 5:
01. Amateurs Blind (Live) (8:43)
02. Burnt Seer (Live) (2:53)
03. Crikey Biscuits (Live) (0:35)
04. Hairboots (Live) (6:08)
05. Did You Ever Feel Like Jesus? (Live) (6:48)
06. Hairy Queen (Live) (6:37)
07. Cruston (Live) (5:13)
08. Strausshand (Live) (8:13)
09. Botticello (Live) (4:12)

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