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Released by Miasmah
mialp 032 box - 5LP Box Set/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Nov 06, 2015
USA: Nov 13, 2015


Leicester, England – mid 1990's. Aaron Moore, Nick Mott, Clarence Manuelo & Daniel Padden create a free form group named Volcano The Bear out of their frustration with standard musical limitations. Now, 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. read more...

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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

Commencing makes it clear that VTB's musical curiosity has resulted in opening doors rather than closing them, and more often than not welcoming what they find there. This might not be a recipe for financial success but what a glorious racket it is!

Daniel Blumin, WFMU, July 2015

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5LP Box Set/Digital - Nov 06, 2015

Volcano The Bear. Commencing

Miasmah - mialp 032 box

Leicester, England – mid 1990's. Aaron Moore, Nick Mott, Clarence Manuelo & Daniel Padden create a free form group named Volcano The Bear out of their frustration with standard musical limitations. Now, 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. Reknowned for their highly theatrical and obscure live performances, as well as their mind-blowing catalogue of releases, VTB 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 as well as it ´s own unique release filled with vast amounts of material. The 5 albums, 64 tracks & over 4 hours in length, presented here has been carefully put together over the last couple of years to become an entity – working as much by itself as well as a whole. Expect an abundance of unreleased material, alt-versions, tracks from early cassette albums never released on vinyl, live recordings, pieces from forgotten compilation appearances and more, all mixed and compiled together to form 5 stand-alone albums.

The physical release also includes a book of writings, photos and flyers from their long history, along with a bonus download only album of tracks that didn't make the final cut. This is the ultimate VTB release for fans of the group and of surreal, experimental musical history in general.

Deluxe Silkscreened Box-set, incl. 5LPs with individual covers & linernotes for each track on the back, 50 page book of photos, artwork, flyers and stories of the band´s 20 years of existence. Also includes a free download of all 64 tracks + 10 track bonus album.

Cat.no.: mialp 032 box
Format: 5LP Box Set/Digital

Tracklisting

1
1. Yak Folk's Y'are
2. The Following Him
3. The Idea Of Wood
4. Go Fetch The Water Anthony
5. Tubular Smells
6. BB
7. Pretty Flower
8. Fog Slicer
9. Ash Harm
10. Eleven
11. Pick Up The Spanners
12. Tic Toc
13. Velcro Symbols
14. Egg & Two Books
15. General Chin
16. The One Burned Ma

2
1. Horse
2. Ballet Of Swedish Mountain
3. Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah-Um Cha Check
4. Elephant Bingo
5. Quick
6. Barbara Castle Festival Hall
7. Phantom, Tha Will Be Done
8. Hello Graham
9. Feverfew
10. Planetary Bethlehem
11. Tadpole Alphabet

3
1. Asian Speedway
2. The Pincher
3. Broccoli Von Hamburg
4. Chair: The Musical
5. Cond
6. Strange Dreams Of Invisible Girls
7. Woman Who Weighs Out The Wool
8. Hexofun
9. St. Ivel Of The Fittest
10. The Middle Farm
11. Splendido
12. Tremondo
13. Bowls
14. Backwoods Colour

4
1. Halo Onna Volcano
2. Fat Monarch
3. Jackanapes
4. Tori Anus Abdul
5. Sex Transfusion
6. Hot Rat Piano
7. Aflame
8. Night Fig
9. Monthly Friends To Cherish
10. Goose War Two
11. HatHands
12. Baltic
13. Long Kong Is My Pain
14. Curly Robot

5
1. Amateurs Blind
2. Burnt Seer
3. Crikey Biscuits
4. Hairboots
5. Did You Ever Feel Like Jesus?
6. Hairy Queen
7. Cruston
8. Strausshand
9. Botticello

Release Dates:
Nov 06, 2015 (Worldwide)
Nov 13, 2015 (USA)