Boomkat Product Review:
Vinyl comes in a 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.
"After 20 years of experimenting with improvisation, folk, Dada, Post Punk, Krautrock, noise, surreal comedy, pure avant-garde and more, Volcano The Bear 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 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 its own unique release filled with vast amounts of material. The 5 albums, 64 tracks span over 4 hours in length, carefully put together over the last couple of years.
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 5LP set also includes a book of writings, photos and flyers from their long history, along with a bonus download 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."