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Renaldo & the Loaf – The Blowflie’s Dilemma

Bouncy, joyous strangeness from the Portsmouth duo’d 3rd album, 1983’s ‘Arabic Yodelling’; released on The Residents label Ralph Records.

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Renaldo & the Loaf – Night

One for the night.

Renaldo & the Loaf – Letters From Lee

An insane tape loop collage and Loaf like voice treatments typical of the bands early materials. This was originally on the cassette version of their debut album “Struve & Sneff”(1979), which they released on their own Rotcod label. This piece didn’t make the cut for the Ralph Records vinyl of the album, and would certainly have been the most abstract track on the album if it had.

Renaldo & the Loaf – J.P.W.B.C

Short slice of beauty from the Portsmouth duo’s 3rd album, 1983’s ‘Arabic Yodelling’.

An Interview with Renaldo & the Loaf (2007)

The reformed R&tL talk about their past work, along with what was intended to come next. Portsmouth’s finest.

Renaldo & the Loaf – Melvyn’s Repose

Tape loop shenanigans from the Swinging Larvae -era. Check out the loop at the one minute mark; hellish under certain, enhanced circumstances, but to this listener it has a haunting beauty. Portsmouth’s finest!

Renaldo & the Loaf – Lime Jelly Grass

This is where the madness starts! The opening track to the gaggle of lysergic tape-loops, toy drums, and candy-coloured chants that is their 1980 masterpiece ‘Songs For Swinging Larvae’.

Renaldo & The Loaf – A Street Called Straight

The Renaldo & The Loaf that appeared on their 1987 album ‘The Elbow Is Taboo’ were one equipped with drum machines and synthesiser’s; changing the band’s sonics, even though the song form and musical structures were still in keeping with their back catalogue (especially previous album ‘Arabic Yodelling’).  This track is like T-Rex going psych Raga, with an opening incredibly similar to Peter Gabriel’s ‘The Family & The Fishing Net’ from his 1982 album (unofficially titled ‘Security’).

Renaldo & The Loaf – Green Candle

The opening track from the band’s 3rd, much saner album; 1983’s ‘Arabic Yodelling’. There’s something very lovely and familiar about ‘Green Candle’, whilst still managing to transport the listener into an alien soundworld. Excellent work.

Renaldo & The Loaf – A Medical Man

Insanity from an album that never really lets up during its (almost) 40 minutes. Yes, this is definitely ‘I think I took too many’ material. Wonderful stuff from the Portsmouth duo’s 1980 masterpiece ‘Songs For Swinging Larvae’.

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