Robert Rental- Paralysis 7” & Double Heart 7”
Today’s post features Scottish electronic music pioneer Robert Rental (real name: Robert Donnachie), who grew to prominence in the underground music scene in the late seventies/early eighties. Though he’s received a fair amount of credit for his live work with Daniel Miller (Mute Records, the Normal) and Thomas Leer (The Bridge LP, released in 1979 under Throbbing Gristle’s record label), he also recorded two 7” synth singles that are well worth a listen.
The Bridge was released on CD in 1992, but no further recordings appeared before or after. Robert Rental passed away from cancer in 2000.
Zipped up below are both of Robert’s 7” singles in one file. The details:
Robert Rental- Paralysis 7” (1978)
Robert Rental- Double Heart 7” (1980)
1. Double Heart
2. On Location