Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Volcano The Bear

Volcano The Bear is Clarence Manuelo, Aaron Moore and Daniel Padden. I have never heard about the band or the musicians, until now, but according to a very short Wikipedia article they were formed in Leicester, and have played since 1995 (not with the same musicians all the time though).
Rune Grammofon just released the album "Golden Rhythm/Ink Music". It contains both new stuff and recordings from 2006 and 2008, without ruining the feeling of a solid album.

I was not sure about this one, but Rune´s description convinced me: "A calculated hysterical melting pot of This Heat, Robert Wyatt, Faust and The Residents, of musique concrète and ethno-folk, all seen through a prism of theatrical improvisations and unhinged set pieces".
And the description is not bad at all! What you get is a great mix of music that probably does not fit into any known genre. My favorites are the long, and quite slow pieces "The great reimbursing" and "Fireman show". Well worth your money and time, this one.

Cover by Kim Hiorthøy and vinyl edition with free mp3 download. Way to go!

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