Different Voices For You. Different Colours For Me.Demos 1980

Robert Rental
Different Voices For You. Different Colours For Me.Demos 1980
Optimo Music

Cat#: OMRENTAL01
Format: Vinyl
£14.00

Guaranteed In Stock!

Order by 3:30pm and we’ll ship it today!

Rubadub's Review
On an unassuming cassette, just labelled ‘Robert Rental’ in green Dymo tape, these demos have lain unheard for years amongst his family’s treasured possessions, cared-for artefacts of a life cut short far too soon. These songs, which Robert recorded in his council flat in Battersea in 1980, provide an enticing glimpse into his all-too-infrequent solo work. On most occasions, Robert worked with Thomas Leer, Daniel Miller or other collaborators. These are rough recordings, tape hiss still in evidence, but his creativity shines through the murk, like uncut diamonds. With these recordings Robert appears to be moving towards more recognisable song structures than most of his earlier work, which could be wildly experimental and would often involve found recordings taped directly off television.