Mentocome – Mentocome (deadstock)
Mentocome – Mentocome (deadstock)
Mentocome – Mentocome (deadstock)
Mentocome – Mentocome (deadstock)

Mentocome – Mentocome (deadstock)

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Label: Giraffe Rec. – F 670.047
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental

* Limited unplayed deadstock copies!! *

Mysterious German head-scratcher released sometime in the early 80’s from shadowy duo (?) Mentocome via their own very short-lived Giraffe Rec label.  Very little info to go off online about this one, apparently one of the artists Axel Grube was active in the Dusseldorf wave / no wave scene (Mutterfunk?), whilst the other (Rainer Rabowski) headed up obscure cassette label Klar! 80.  This one exists much within the later’s world.  It’s a varied assemblage of eerie atmospheric pieces - sullen, dank industrial drones littered with mechanical interference and metallic clamour propped up by sludgy, blunted rhythms falling over themselves.  Feels like a lazy comparison but there’s certainly a feel of Werkbund / Ulrich Rehberg, in the sense that its really the machines doing the talking and not that of a human.  Elsewhere, there are VERY sparse, bordering on empty minimal electronics and texture pieces that are actually quite unsettling, closer to what I imagine it sounds like on a U-boat as opposed to actual music, whilst one short and lonely piano piece stands out for all its caught-in-the-rain beauty, sorta in a similar vein to Robert Haigh’s early ambient bits.  Very varied and very weird, quite rightly deserving its place on the notorious Creel Pone bootleg series.  With insert!!  (Mint / New)


Tracklist
A1 Untitled 2:15
A2 Untitled 7:25
A3 Untitled 2:06
A4 Untitled 3:35
A5 Untitled 2:20
A6 Untitled 1:15
B1 Untitled 1:38
B2 Untitled 2:22
B3 Untitled 2:20
B4 Untitled 4:55
B5 Untitled 0:55
B6 Untitled 3:33
B7 Untitled 1:30
B8 Untitled 4:30