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)
1. Paralysis
2. A.C.C.

Robert Rental- Double Heart 7” (1980)
1. Double Heart
2. On Location

*download them here*

9 Responses to “Robert Rental- Paralysis 7” & Double Heart 7””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Robert Rental was definitely different in his approach. By the way, Did you get to check out Saison Froide yet? Im telling you it’s good stuff…


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Also, I took the suggestion from Chap earlier and looked up Frustration album- Relax. Frankie, if you haven’t heard this album…then do so. The new album is different then the older I heard of them. It is great minimal,synth coldwave punky musika. It is a simply must hear.



    is the link for robert rental’s mental detentions cassette which is very good

  4. frankie teardrop Says:

    tymex- haven’t gotten to saison froide yet, but i haven’t forgotten! i’m dying to hear it, but haven’t been home long enough to inspect. same goes for your recent recommendation! looking forward to it.

    Mr., thanks for the rental release. if you’re hip to it, i’d be happy feature it soon, with all due credit!

  5. Can you re up this it doesn’t seem to be working

  6. Novemberer Says:

    Worked OK for me! Many thanks for these… x

  7. Anonymous Says:

    would really like these, but the zip's corrupted. re-up, pretty pls? great blog!

  8. In my opinion, the best Leer/Rental collaboration was “Day Breaks, Night Heals” from “The Bridge”:

    I have a flac if you want it.

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