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A selection of tracks from the disturbed soundworld of Matt Waldron. Waldron deals in post-Nurse With Wound music, where surrealist head movies take unexpected turns and mind boggling flights of fancy. The first track appeared on the 2007 compilation ‘Not Alone’ on Durtro; the second track can be found on the Andrew Liles led ‘In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions’ (2005); and finally, the thrid track is from the absolutely wonderful 2003 album (extended from the original 1997 EP) ‘Dust Pincher Appliances’.


Renaldo & the Loaf – Feral Nelda Steals The Show

Wonderful outtake from the Arabic Yodelling album (1983), to be found on the reissues + extra material titled ‘Arabic Yodelling + Grain By Grain (For Accuracy)’. An essential purchase if you’re a fan of this sensational Portsmouth duo.

Renaldo & the Loaf – Vitamin Song

After the first 2 albums of distilled, pure lysergic madness, the Portsmouth duo started crafting beautifully haunting songs which culminated in the wonderful 1983 album ‘Arabic Yodelling’; this being one of them.

The Residents – My Second Wife

It’s the anonymous eyeball wearing one’s again, this time with an eerie little number from their top 40 hits album ‘The Commercial Album’ (1980)

The Residents – Flight of the Bumble Roach

Garbled vocals abound as the anonymous Louisiana Pop combo perform a ritual to summon up the infamous Bumble Roach. The track is wayward and haphazard, with the familiar weirdo chants discordant horns. One from the ‘Babyfingers’ EP (1979); which was the discarded 3rd side of their abandoned 3-sided LP ‘Tourniquet of Roses’. The other 2 sides were, of course, utilised for the ‘Fingerprince’ LP (1976). Recorded in 76, released in 79.

irr. app. (ext.) – Significant Memory In The Grip Of Declension

Matt Waldron’s post-NWW* head movie’s delight and unsettle at every turn. This is from his 1998 album ‘An Uncertain Animal, Ruptured; Tissue Expanding In Conversation’.

  • for those who aren’t aware, Waldron is now a part of the NWW collective, and has been for some time.

Organum – Crawl

Cold, metallic sounds from the netherworld; from Organum’s 1987 EP ‘Ikon’.

The Body Lovers/The Body Haters – 10:00 (Track 3)

Swans Michael Gira with some brooding, ominous marching music for armies of terrifying beings. Or, alternatively, a Jazz number for nihilists in a club at the dead end of town. The whole Body Lovers album from 1998 is full soundtracks from the other side.

George Crumb – Night of the Electric Insects

Dunno if you were planning on sleeping tonight, but here’s a section of Crumb’s 1971 work “Black Angels”, executed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted by Leonard Slatkin. This is the version that made it onto the Exorcist soundtrack.

Renaldo & the Loaf – Absence

Strangely beautiful oddball music from Portsmouth’s finest. This is from their debut album (or debut 0.1 seeing as this was from the vinyl Ralph release that differed from their self-released cassette) that was a stunning piece of work with incredible tape loops and use of the home studio (which was a far more impressive feat in the late 70’s compared to these days). This track has eerie sax and clanking percussion bolstering a song about business trips and caraway cake.

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