mercoledì 8 settembre 2010

Frank (Just Frank) - Valerie // FREE DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVE TRACK //


▲ Frank (Just Frank) - Soviet Soviet 12'' EP Split (Mannequin MNQ 013) ▲

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venerdì 3 settembre 2010

Newclear Waves + Soviet Soviet (Mannequin, IT) live @ Blitz opening party ▲ 7 October 2010 ▲ Rome, Italy ▲

Newclear Waves + Soviet Soviet (Mannequin, IT) live @ Blitz opening party ▲ 7 October 2010 ▲ Rome, Italy ▲

B L I T Z • Opening Party • 7 October 2010 •

Soviet Soviet

Nowadays the music has changed and part of the change are the Soviet Soviet, these three guys: Alessandro, Andrea and Alessandro are ready to show to everyone how a mix of post-punk, new rave and new wave can be so sweet for the ears. With sounds that can refresh the “new thing” movement this brand new band, one year ago in Pesaro (Italy) gave life to a project and now they have released their first EP “Soviet Soviet” where we can appreciate all the power that can only be done with an aggressive bass, a new uploaded drums beat and a crying guitar for create a cloudy atmosphere that can carry the melodies slowly by the air.

Their nextcoming release is a 12'' EP split with Frank (Just Frank), for the italian cult post punk and minimal synth label Mannequin.

About FJF, they are a UK/FR cold wave band and they recently released a well-acclaimed full lenght album on Wierd Records (NY), the home of bands like Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est.

Also, Soviet Soviet were recently featured in many important zines and blogs like Pitchfork, NME, Blow Up, Artrocker, Urban Polemik, Worth Knowing Pleasures, Marksman, Le Choix de Mlle Eddie, Soundslike, This Is The New Thing. Also, a QR code, where it was possible to download for free a track included in the split, was featured on the cover of Kult Magazine.

Newclear Waves

Newclear Waves, hailing from Rome, explores droned out electro pop territories with an interest for a refreshing hyperactive 80s New Wave. Newclear Waves' soundscapes seem to surround a fruitful visual-graphical imaginary which deals with mass consumption, apocalyptic visions, post-modernism and the order of chaos. A promising new coming in the universe of home made electronic avant-gardism.


Newclear Waves - ST CDr (2009)
Newclear Waves / Opus Finis 7'' EP Split (2009)
Newclear Waves / Opus Finis K7 Split (2009)
'The Black Hand' on Minimal Baby II compilation (2009)

giovedì 2 settembre 2010

Degada Saf - No Inzro CD Digipak Ltd Ed 500 copies (Mannequin, MNQ 009)

Mannequin continues its archeological mission bringing back to the modern format of the CD the cult italian new wave band Degada Saf, with their LP No Inzro from 1984.

Degada Saf - No Inzro CD Digipak Ltd Ed 500 copies (Mannequin, MNQ 009)

Release date: 20 September 2010

Degada Saf were a transgressive-dada-ist musical combo coming from Veneto. The project has seen the light back in the 80s thanks to the reunion of two charismatic experimental sound makers, Fausto Crocetta and Luigi Campalani (with additional sounds provided by Fabio Basso, Gianni Baggio and Stefano Dal Col).
The music of Degada Saf suggests a peculiar mixture of post-modernism synthesised electro assaults, new wave’s imaginative minimalism and pop art aesthetic vision. The sound material of No Inzro makes constant interferences between rigorous avant-gardism, alternative music styles and colourfully plastic electro pop. The spectrum of musical imagination reveals a lot of good surprises, notably with the opening theme “La Rhumba de Shang Hai” which directly gives the tonality of the entire album: kitschy retro-popish ambiences based on dancing minimal hypno pulses and efficiently cold melodies. “Ris du Fles” is an intriguing-theatrical piece based on synth waves, absurd repetitive voices, surreal electro oscillations and skeletal e-guitar sequenze. “Tri-Banal” and “Loda Loda” are spaced out mechanical pop songs. Both songs admit obsessional abstract repetition, moody weird vocalizations, circular electro arpeggios and dissonant sound frequencies, in a way very similar to the experiments that Cabaret Voltaire were doing in the same period. “Zom Africa” is an instinctive pop-ish song, always bringing to the fore this massive, recognisable 80’s atmosphere. “Poli Su Mis”, “Om” and “No Inzro” deliver a convincing return to more dramatic, veiled electro-pop variations. Cynically and always in a jubilant provocative way it seems to open on a musical metaphor referring to negativity, conformity and anxiety within the consumer subject of late capitalism. A groovy and captivating electro experience. A pretty decent introduction to the band’s very own musical universe. Warmly recommended for those who are into minimal electro pop fantasies (Automat, New Order, Alphaville, late Kraftwerk...).


01 La Rhumba De Shang Hai
02 Ris Du Fles
03 Tri-banal
04 Loda Loda
05 Zom Africa
06 Poli Su Mis
07 Om
08 No Inzro

Degada Saf - Poli Su Mis by Mannequin Label

Degada Saf - La Rhumba De Shang Hai by Mannequin Label

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