Sunday, February 11, 2007

ROBERT RENTAL : Mental Detentions ,Tape, 1979,UK

Scottish miniml synth/electronics experimenter who came to prominence in the late seventies with home made release, Paralysis, produced by friend and collaborator, Thomas Leer. Released only two solo singles which for fans of the period are well worth hunting down. Rental's major output, though, was in collaborative work, recording with both Leer and Mute supremo, Daniel Miller.
ROBERT RENTAL : Mental Detentions MC (1979)
a series of demos recorded at home --inc. T. LEER on a couple of trax
no track titles on the tape or its card.

get it here!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

great real minimal synth stuff here, a lot of it much better and coolor sounding then his later stuff where he sang. I wish someone would post the art or at least the track list.

cheers.
ray-ray in the u.s.a

mutantsounds said...

i think you are one of those guys that want to tell them things twice till they understand....here we go then:there are no titles in the tracks and no pic sleeve...just a plain card

Over The Moon said...

ROBERT RENTAL : Mental Detentions ,Tape, 1979,UK

Wow, this is GREAT stuff. Thanks so much for sharing, as always!

-OTM

Anonymous said...

there is an artwork for this...... no titles for the songs, but the artwork exists....

dim.

graf laster said...

Really great that this stuff is finally out there. That a man with such little output inspires such fervour speaks for itself. He's up there with other tragically under-recorded industrialists like Ne/H/iL (only 3 tracks, recorded as SoliPsiK, exist!). Maybe more Rab Rental home recordings may emerge one day. Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks SO MUCH for posting this - I've been hoping to hear more "Rab" Rental for YEARS (I have all of his vinyl but it simply ain't enough - need moremoreMORE!). I love R.R.'s stuff &, even after all this time, "Mental Detentions" is no disappointment - I've a feeling Mute'll be issuing it officially sometime very soon, hopefully with further unobtainable gems...(?)

Once again, THANKS! x

Shakeer said...

Yo, thanks a much for sharing this. It would otherwise have been literally unobtainable.

Anonymous said...

thanks a million for this. didnt even know it existed.

V.

Anonymous said...

I had a copy of this tape given to me at a Cabaret Voltaire gig back in 1979 - I'm sure it had an extra track on it though. Love the James Burke stuff on it.

Johnnyhamster

Anonymous said...

thanks for the awesome site, with all its obscure goodies! Do you have the pw for this fine release?
-sonicwarfare

mutantsounds said...

sonicwarfare----->there's no password!

mutantsounds said...

sonicwarfare----->there's no password!

French Mute said...

Thnaks for the fantastic rarities. Do you know by chance a place where could I get Robert Rental first single ? No chance on ebay or anywhere else... the Mute stuffs are easy to find, thanks to the recent release but what about Paralysis/ACC ?

Sébastien M. said...

Hello,
any chance to get this tape for upload again? I’d love so much to get it! Thanks in adavcen!

Mars said...

Really hot stuff! Rob Rental is the man!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a copy of this still? Would love to get a copy but download seems not to work.

James Burke himself would like to hear it!

Alice