Second Phase ‎– Mentasm

R & S Records ‎– RS 9109
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


Black Side
A Mentasm 4:31
Red Side
B Mind To Mind 5:44

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The A side has a black label and R & S logo, the B Side has an orange label, credits and R & S logo.

Track durations not stated on release.

Re-released in July 2006.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): RS 9109-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): RS 9109-B1
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 9109 Second Phase Mentasm(12", RE) R & S Records RS 9109 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 9109 Second Phase Mentasm(12", RP) R & S Records RS 9109 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
RSUK 2 Second Phase Mentasm(12", TP) R & S Records, Mayking Records RSUK 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RSUK 2 Second Phase Mentasm(12") R & S Records RSUK 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RSUK 2CD, RSUK 2 CD Second Phase Mentasm(CD, Single) R & S Records, R & S Records RSUK 2CD, RSUK 2 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version


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June 27, 2017
'Mind To Mind' is very early trance ... so early that the genre of trance even didn't exist ;-) ... a must have for the trance-lovers who want to dig deep in the genre of trance ...


February 24, 2017
edited 5 months ago
This will seriously twist your mind out today!
33 or 45 revolutions per minute!
Ps I would love to know why Joey Betram called this Men-tasm?????????? ..

Like PSK what the f**k does that mean,,>?...

Final Expoure-Vortex...

Mind To Mind Mentasm


Punk Rock!


February 24, 2017
edited 2 months ago
Right here we go.
I never much cared for Joey's earlier release.
Energy Flash...
I didn't! ....
But Mentazm...
That is something else!..
History in the making.
Fellow Junglists would agree.
Not just that! All lovers of seriously good sounds! .
Starter for ten?
No a starter for lots of producers!
Absolute classic!
Ya ear! ;)


Ps straight off the bat! This delivers and changes everthing! So so important is this sound! :)
Dark sounds that predicted the future....
Darker drugs!...
Darker times...
But it's all good! ..
No more mind games,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..................................................


December 21, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Mind bending track on them magic shrooms "coming on strong" ;-)


May 4, 2014
I bought the reissue of this one a few weeks back.
Actually I didn't expect so much from it. I remembered it from the 90ies and I toughed it was one of those classics that would be fun to have in the collection but I would never put on. I was quite wrong.
Mentasm does sound a bit dated BUT Mind to Mind is a really really crazy tune and playing it loud from vinyl on a good stereo will melt your mind!


April 27, 2011
Mentasm is good, no doubts but I think Mind To Mind holds up better today. I would have no hesitation playing Mind To Mind in a set now. It's worrying, moving, thumping but yet far more tuneful. I remember hearing it for the first time some 20 yers ago and I had never heard anything like it and have heard little like it since. A steadfast favourite.
Mentasm is good but I'm 37 now. There was once a time and now isn't it.


June 10, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

The best tune of 1991 by miles. I still love this. Dark, energetic techno that spawned a billion imitators, but no equals. I love the anticipation as it builds to the track's best part: the squelchy bit straight after the breakdown. Fanastic stuff.


April 26, 2007
edited about 1 year ago
The Hoover sound itself was not created by an artist it came as a factory preset made by the sound designer Eric Persing he called the preset "What The" meaning "what the fcuk is this" when Eric Persing made the factory presets for the Roland Alpha Juno the guys at Roland Japan laughed at the "What The" preset in a humorous way.The reason why this preset adopted the name Hoover is not because of Mentasm but simply because the pitch of the sound rises & falls just like a real Hoover,for Mentasm Joey Beltram & Mundo Muzique used the preset sampling it into a keyboard sampler it might of been the Roland W30,but the sound itself is a preset made by the sound designer Eric Persing who is the owner of Spectrasonics!......If this preset did not exist well i will let you work that one out!......


May 27, 2004
What can be said about this track that has not already been said? Hey, it even inspired me for my user name! It brings back so many memories of mad times in London in 1991...
Strangely, though, it took my a while to appreciate this track. The first few times I heard it (Rage, Crazy Club, Sterns...), I did not like it very much. Perhaps because of the state of mind I was at the time, I found it somehow too hard and disturbing, as I was more into dreamy stuff like Shades of Rythm "Sweet Sensation" or hands in the air like Cubic 22 "night in Motion". Mentasm for nothing of the sort, just pure, dark and uncompromising energy. The most disturbing it made me felt like I was slipping on ice on the streets during winter when hearing it, very disturbing, the music was that bad... Maybe I wasn't ready at the time...


April 20, 2004

Mentasm was the joining of TWO genius, both coming from Brooklyn and the Nu Groove surroundings. On one hand, there was Beltram, and on the other hand, there was Mundo Muzique, that also issued the all time classic "Synth it/first power" under the name Revelations.
Mundo always had this inimitable melodic synth style especially manipulating tb303, and released lots of great tracks until mid 90'.
Here with Mentasm, it was the perfect combination of their talent at their best : fierce energy of the drums and techno bass from Beltram, and the pure magic of acid melodies from Mundo. So bad any of them did go further in that direction since.