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RENALDO M. They Blessed The Body Breadcrumbed

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"Now here’s a surprise, a solo album by Renaldo M is due for release on Klanggalerie in October. Called ‘They Blessed The Body Breadcrumbed’ it is a 13 track collection of original songs, most of which were started during the period Renaldo & The Loaf were not together. It features guest musicians Nolan Cook, Mike Howlett and Frank Pahl. With some very extended gaps in between, it has taken over 30 years to complete but is finally done!" Renaldo M. aka Brian Poole is half of British eccentric avant-garde group Renaldo & The Loaf. They are an English musical duo active since the late 1970s, consisting of a pathologist (David Janssen or Ted the Loaf) and an architect (Brian Poole or Renaldo Malpractice). By their own assertion, they achieved their unique sound in part by striving to get unnatural synthesizer-like sounds using only what instruments they had available (acoustic ones). To that end they routinely used muffled and de-tuned instruments, and, often to striking effect, tape loops and manipulation. In 2018 they played their first ever live show at Klang 25 in Vienna, documented on the album Long Time Coming. In 2016 the group recorded a brand new album entitled Gurdy Hurding. David Janssen aka Ted the Loaf has released some solo albums under the name The Darkening Scale and as a duo called The Tapeworm Vessel. Renaldo M. has so far contributed vocals to many songs by other artists, but this is his first album as a solo artist. It was recorded over a period of 30 years and is now finally available in finished form. Full tracklist: 1. Blessing Song 2. The Trichophobe 3. When Mephisto Tangos 4. Big Headed Son 5. Blessing Chant 1 6. Mina Or Maja 7. Fake Roses 8. Surreal Love 9. Blessing Chant 2 10. The Value Of Slacks 11. Jumping In Java 12. The Window And The Wall 13. They Blessed The Body Breadcrumbed. Price: € 19,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Much like the mothership there are similarities in the use of vocals and voices, in the use of rhythms, the naivety of the music in general, and the weird changes within a song. Its all present here; even the Hambu Hodo like throat singing finds a small place here in Blessing Chant 1. Lovely stuff, even when much of this is some kind of pop music; weird pop music, but very accessible music also.
(Vital Weekly, October 2023)

Its a wonderful varied & unpredictable thirteen-track ride of an album - which moves between urgent & ethnically odd, through to the percussive & quirky, onto the manic and unsettling, though to the charming & tuneful, to sinisterly disquieting.
(Musique Machine, January 2024)