Hailing from Rome – Italy, Newclear Waves is essentially the solo project of Alessandro Adriani, mind and boss of Mannequin Records, one of the most important synth wave / cold wave labels around, with contributions from Oksana Xiu, an academic russian musician devoted to analog synths. Deeply influenced by the works of the early minimal electronics sounds on Mute Records and 4AD, Newclear Waves is exploring droned out electro pop territories with
an interest for a refreshing hyperactive 80s New Wave. finding his own identity somewhere between Snowy Red, The Normal and the first Human League.
Having turned out releases on Mannequin Records, the duo is now presenting a full‐lenght ten tracks collection of caliginous pure analog minimal synth on the way on Desire Records, french Cold Wave and Electro Wave label, focused both in new artists and stunning reissues from 4AD like Mass, In Camera and Dance Chapter.
NW releases received many features in important magazines, such as The Wire, Still Single
and 20 Jazz Funk Greats, an was playing besides artists such as Xeno & Oaklander, The
Hacker, Gesaffelstein, Fred Ventura, Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave) and many others,
across Europe and United States.
Newclear Waves was also producing remixes for bands like Soft Metals, Joie Noire, Der Noir
Alessandro Adriani was born and raised in Rome, Italy and in 2008 he launched Mannequin
Records label and mailorder and has been focused on that ever since. Aside from the label, he
was producing tracks in his own Mannequin studio for some of the best new bands from Italy, like Mushy, Der Noir and Ancien Régime. He also DJs in many clubs around the world, mixing in vinyl only some of the best italo‐cosmic‐minimalsynth‐electrowave tunes.
Oksana Xiu was born in Estonia, studied academic music in Russia. Academic knowledges had a deep impact in the creative process of her musical entity. During several years she also sang in the church's choir which is undoubtedly had influenced her work.
“'Cold Wave battle uptown. Now'”
‐ The Wire
“You want names? You don’t get them as since yesterday I will compare Newclear Waves only
with Newclear Waves, simply as they’re brilliant.”
- Peek‐A‐Boo Magazine
“If I had a goth/minimal wave dance night I would play Newclear Waves’ side. The only thing
better than being alone is being alone in a crowd. ”
- Still Single