- Title: Commencing
- Artist: Volcano The Bear
- Label: Miasmah
- Format: 5×LP BOX
- Genres: Avant Garde, Modern Psych, Noise, Avant-Folk, Free Improvisation, World, Psychedelic Rock, Minimalism, Classical, Progrock, Krautrock
- Price: €76,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€64,62non-EU
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DELUXE BOX SET including 5LPs + 50 page book. Ltd edition of 500 copies. Silkscreened print on burgundy cardboard box incl. individual covers + download code.
Featuring over 4 hours of music, 64 tracks (+ 10 bonus tracks) as well as a accompanied 50 page book including artwork, flyers, photos and stories from VTB´s 20 year history.
"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."