volucan records, the bands own label, produced this set of live cdrs to document volcano the bears approach to live performance, always different from their approach in the studio. from some of their earliest gigs in 1997/98 to recordings from a usa tour of 2000 and european tour from 2002. each cdr comes with a hand painted cover insert by the band. - Volucan. "Addle-headed and pleasantly isolationist, Volcano the Bears Volve punishes the listener for paying attention, but not necessarily in a damaging sort of way. This obscure little slice of avant-garde drone rock was second in a series of live cdrs issued by the bands own label, voluca. It has its moments, for the most part. "Organza," 11 minutes long, used feedback like a lonely violinist, embellishing its structure-battering pianos and unlistenable under-noise to dart under the legs of prog rocks manufactured philosophical extravagance. "Vast Banket" a-minute-and-a-half long, was the Boredoms being pushed down a flight of stairs. Enthralling, if a bit tuneless." - Dean Carlson, All Music Guide. Recorded live 22.3.98.