Laddio Bolocko Live & Unreleased 1997-2000 on Limited Edition 3LP + DVD Box Set
Laddio Bolocko existed in a different New York. Formed in 1996, shortly after relocating from St. Louis to the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, the members immersed themselves in their music - living together in a dingy, windowless basement - constantly rehearsing and recording. Those recordings - which combined the aggression of punk, the rhythm and texture of krautrock and the ambiance of early-80s experimental noise (The Heat, Throbbing Gristle) - sound as fresh and relevant today.
The band's two official albums were collected on the 2002 release The Life and Times of Laddio Bolocko, but everything on the collection, Live & Unreleased 1997-2000, is previously unheard. Culled from a suitcase full of tapes and edited by guitarist Drew St. Ivany, the triple LP-set showcases the intense, productive lifespan of this short-lived band. Additionally, a DVD is also included which features over two hours of live perforances. The vinyl edition of Live & Unreleased 1997-2000 is limited to 1000 copies and comes housed in a heavy deluxe box with liner notes by Kid Millions.
"Seeing them live was akin to walking on the Aurora Borealis captured within the walls of a dive bar - beautiful, captivating and wonderfully overwhelming." - CMJ Music