Laddio Bolocko / Life and Times of Laddio B, th
Album: Life and Times of Laddio B, th   Collection:General
Artist:Laddio Bolocko   Added:Feb 2003
Label:No Quarter  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-05-26 Pull Date: 2003-07-28
Week Ending: Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1
Airplays: 1 3 1 3 3 4 6 7

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 28, 2023: Oh Messy Life
As If By Remote
4. Sep 03, 2014: Brownian Motion
In Search of Bolocko
2. Mar 23, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
The Man Who Never Was
5. Jan 17, 2013: The Sunset Life
Goat Lips
3. May 20, 2020: Some Songs Without Words
Goat Lips
6. Jul 27, 2011: Amazing Grace
Beatrice the Coyote

Album Review
Hannah Mae
Reviewed 2003-05-15
Beautiful looping loping rockage, heavy and noisy and guitarish without being metal – just thick and warm and hypnotic. Think about Circle, Faust, OOIOO, Last of the Juanitas, Oxbow, Godspeed! You Black Emperor and even the Pain Teens. (Discography of Aquarius-Records-darling NYC band whose entire output has been sold out since about five minutes after they pressed it, and whose flag, like all the hippest bands, got waved mostly after they broke up. Now, thanks to No Quarter, everybody can have some LB in their life – exclusionist hipsters will just have to plant their flags somewhere else, fortunately.)

CD 1
1. loping loop > minimal interlude > driving loop > skree and crazy drumming
2. distorto drum pounding kinda like the Pain Teens
3. clacka chugga skree like a steam train hurtling through the midnight > haunted house interlude > spare jazzy counting fun builds to total cacophony
4. quiet hisses > space jazz w/sax squeals
5. layered toad vox > driving bassy cymbal fun w/sax noodles. Fades, returns.
6. starts 5-10 seconds late, into what sounds like tr. 1 backwards, or kind of a funereal Scottish version thereof (I know that’s a sax but it sure sounds like bagpipes). Quite nice. Some sotto voce murmurings later, and the whole thing fades out w/18:30 remaining and then comes back at about 14:15 with more of the same

CD 2
1. spacier and more OOIOO-like – clattery and cheerful
2. just some interesting passing noises
3. burbly bass and drifting
4. buzzsaw guitar and clashing cymbal
5. intriguing drumline fades immediately, replaced by sweet drone. Drums come back eventually and everything gets a bit too cheesy jazz for me.
6. burbles and squeaks
7. plodding and buzzing with lovely guitar, noise interludes
8. hand percussion and quasi-animal noises, pretty strums
9. stuttery and clattery, twice fades to almost gone but never entirely leaves. First time it comes back much more saxy, second time with ghosty noises.
10. quiet drones of all sorts, gradually gets drummy, fades w/~20 sec. remaining

Track Listing
1. Goat Lips   9. Karl
2. Call Me Jesus   10. The Outro
3. Nurser   11. A Passing State of Well-Bein
4. The Man Who Never Was   12. Beatrice the Coyote
5. Dangler   13. Laddio's Money (Death of a P
6. Y Toros   14. Wallkill Creek Survival
7. As If By Remote   15. The Going Gong
8. A Warm Annoyance   16. In Search of Bolocko