Pre-order of SONGS FOR SWINGING LARVAE / SONGS FROM THE SURGERY. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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releases June 14, 2019
€12EUR or more
LIME JELLY GRASS
A MEDICAL MAN
KIMBOLTON GNOME SONG
N2O (GOING UNDER)
HONEST JOE’S INDIAN GETS THE GOAT ON THE WAY TO THE COWBOYS’ CONGA
OW! STEW THE RED SHOE
BUSTLE THE BURGOO
IS GUAVA A DONUT
A SOB STORY
HATS OFF, GENTLEMEN!
RENALDO’S TRIP TO VENICE
THE WHEELCHAIR SONG (SKETCH)
MOTHS ON SLOTHS VERSION 1
A MEDICAL MAN (EARLY VERSION)
HONEST JOE’S INDIAN (EARLY VERSION)
FAT MAN’S VISIT
MOTHS ON SLOTHS VERSION 2
BUSTLE THE BURGOO (EARLY VERSION)
ACOUSTIC GUITAR SKETCH
GONE TO GONDWANA (ORIGINAL VERSION)
N2O (GOING UNDER) (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
IT IS WHAT IT IS (REALLY)
FATHER ALWAYS KEPT HIS HAND CLOSED
LDI – 1
LDI – 2 + UNTITLED VOICE & GUITAR PIECE
LDI – 3
LDI – 4
LDI – 5
A biomedical scientist and an architect form a band in the early 70’s with nothing by the way of traditional musical talent or skill but with endless enthusiasm and their own unique musical sensibility.
The ensuing career and creative output of this ongoing home studio / bedroom band remains one of the most significant song based ‘outre’ catalogues ever produced in the United Kingdom. This comprehensive 2 LP (+7” for first 300 copies) set contains their first official LP (originally released on The Residents legendary Ralph records label) along with an extra album of different versions and extra tracks which reside here for the first time on vinyl.
The duo Renaldo & The Loaf, originally Portsmouth based, now in Portsmouth and Mid-Wales, remain an enigma whilst amassing an enormous cult following worldwide. Their singular take on music encompasses wit, strange melodic construction and an off kilter
sensibility which successfully rendered them engaging for each emerging generation. The ability of Renaldo & The Loaf to unnerve and entertain in equal measure is what binds these songs to a musical universe outside of all other forms that existed around the time of release. The Residents are obvious spiritual heirs.
Songs For Swinging Larvae is a classic collection of confounding songs which lead the listener into a surreal world of twisted tunes and perverted pop. Songs from the Surgery is made up of improvisations, early/alternative versions of various Larvae tracks and unreleased
pieces from the same period.
The results leave one laughing through a thick veil of unease. As the original Ralph records press release said of Songs For Swinging Larvae: “This is an album of primitive modernism, energetic obnoxious noises, manic high pitched vocals and sweet brilliance