It is now 30 years (!) since the first Mental Overdrive release saw the light of day in shape of the “12000AD EP”, released by R&S Records in the spring of 1990 (the picture above is from the original studio session at the R&S HQ in Gent at the time).
Since then there has been many releases, remixes and collaborations, spanning across a pretty wide range of musical directions, and even though 2020 is a very strange year to have an anniversary, it is nevertheless a fact that it’s now been three decades in the service of electric beats.
To celebrate the occasion, there will be a steady stream of posts appearing on Instagram, Twitter and my other personal channels, sharing some music and memories from throughout the journey.
A bunch of rarities has also been dug up from the archives and will be put up for sale on the Bandcamp page (test-pressings, promo items, old posters etc.).
If you want to keep yourself updated, just follow the tag #MENTALOD30 at the above accounts, or the Bandcamp page.
By coincidence, the Love OD Communications label also has its 25th anniversary this year, so some of the activities will intertwine. To follow this separately, use the tag #LOVEOD25