lunedì 27 dicembre 2010

Trick 17 - Spiegelbilder LP 1983

Here's the cult NDW full lenght from Trick 17, already a classic for the minimal synth lovers!


A1 Jede Frage Ohne Antwort
A2 Lieben + Leben
A3 Liebe Oder Hass
A4 Träumen Von Haiti
A5 Romanzen
A6 Der Lauf Der Dinge
A7 City-Nacht
A8 13 Tage Ohne Dich
A9 Sonntags Im Park
A10 Hey! Komm Schlaf Mit Mir
B1 Wasserball
B2 Wer Steckt Dahinter ?
B3 Kommandeur
B4 Jetzt Oder Nie
B5 Falling Days
B6 50 Km/h In Geschlossenen Ortschaften
B7 Mir Ist Kalt
B8 Fabrikmauern
B9 Wenn Die Russen Kommen

Label: Not On Label, EMI Electrola GmbH
Catalog#: SIGNAL 002A, F 668.574


Krisma - Iceberg LP 1986

Do Christina and Maurizio really need a presentation? Here ripped their mid 80s LP 'Iceberg', deeply influenced by the italo disco and synth pop, though are not missing some weird experimental tracks.

More credits info here


1 Skyline
2 Meltin Ice Garden
3 Fritz Cavallo
4 Eyes Gymnastic
5 Crystal Lover
6 Iceberg
7 Igloo Architecture
8 Be-Bop
9 Eskimo In Distress
10 Signorina
11 Hotta Choccolata
12 Be-Bop Reprise


martedì 30 novembre 2010

The Metronomes reissue on Mannequin OUT NOW!!! FACT MAG free download track

We’ve written at length in these pages before about our love of Mannequin Mailorder.

The Italian label has brought us some extraordinary reissues culled from the margins of 80s synth wave, goth, post-punk and electro-pop, as well as treating us to new releases from modern day standard-bearers like Frank (Just Frank) and Led Er Est.

Their latest offering is a lavish reissue of hard-to-find music by The Metronomes, who formed in Melbourne in 1979. Comprising members Al Webb, Andrew Picouleau and Ash Wednesday, the latter these days a member of Einsturzende Neubauten, The ‘Nomes recorded two classic minimal synth albums, Multiple Choice (1980) and Regular Guys (1985); both these albums feature in Mannequin’s lavish new triple-vinyl collection. The albums are pressed across two 12″s and housed in a gatefold cover with rare pictures and an insert with notes by Al Webb. As if that weren’t enough, a 7″ featuring tracks from the band’s ‘Saturday Night’/'Sunday Morning’ and ‘A Circuit Like Me’ singles is thrown into the bargain.

We’ll let Mannequin tell you more about the music and its provenance:

“Their first 7’’ single “Saturday Night’/'Sunday Morning’ came out in 1980, and featured a real metronome as rhythm section with instrumentals layered over. The second, ‘A Circuit Like Me’/'Closed Circuit’ from 1980, is more experimental in terms of drum machines and rhythm sections. Both sides were recorded using a borrowed Roland CR 78. It was the first time that they had used a vocal in their compositions, courtesy of a lady called Talking Judy.

“The first full-length, Multiple Choice, was recorded in the winter of 1980, using Roland Strings, a mini-Korg, some ARP synthesizers and a Boss DR-55, a drum machine that was intensivly used by many minimal synth bands during the 80s and by legendary bands like Sisters of Mercy or New Order in their first songs.

“The second album Regular Guys, published in 1985, was recorded after a break in which all the members’ various lives and careers took left and right hand turns. It was surely more premeditated, as most of the songs arrived in studio already written. Each writer had creative control over their respective songs, a long-standing Metronomes road rule; only one track had what you might call a spontaneous birth. The LP featured the next wave of synth toys like the Oberheim synth, Oberheim drum machine and Prophet 5. Once the programming was set up, the instrument tracks were bounced via a PCM box direct to video tape, a pioneering process which almost entirely eliminated tape hiss.”

Mannequin’s exquisite package is entitled The Ballad Of The Metronomes, and is being released in a hand-numbered, limited edition of 500. The first 100 copies will also include a self-explanatory bonus CD-R, The Metronomes Play Their Favourites. Find more information and pre-order the collection here, and download ‘A Circuit Like Me’ below.

The Metronomes - A Circuit Like Me by factmag

lunedì 22 novembre 2010

Art Boulevard S/T Demo Tape 1986

Art Boulevard, born in 1985 in Bergamo (northern Italy), immediately stood out from the pack for their aesthetic and existential attraction to post-punk combined with a musical vision that was straight out of the late sixties: “rock as art” and not merely as an urgent expression of adolescent rebellion.

Here's their self-titled demo tape from 1986.

Music & Lyrics by Art Boulevard
Production A.B. and Kiccobeni
Recorded at Suono Vivo studio (Bergamo, IT)

Enrico Colombo - voice + guitars
Roberto Mazzola - keyboards
Marco Azzerboni - bass
Alfredo Cucchi - drums


A1 Destroyed
A2 Return Journey

B1 Dawn Is Death
B2 Take The Gun


mercoledì 10 novembre 2010

The Metronomes - A Circuit Like Me (from Mannequin MNQ 015)

Mannequin is more than enthusiastic to announce the re-release of both the LPs (“Multiple Choice” from 1980 and “Regular Guys” from 1985) plus the 2 singles seven inches “Saturday Night / Sunday Morning” and “A Circuit Like Me” from this legendary minimal synth band from Australia.

The group was an integral part of the early electronic music scene in Australia and their releases have become a collector’s item in Europe, as they are mostly impossibile to find.

The Metronomes first appeared in Melbourne in 1979, initial members were rock journo-synth player Al Webb, the bass player Andrew Picouleau (Secret Police, Sacred Cowboys) and the synth-pioneer Ash Wednesday, nowdays a live tour member of Einsturzende Neubauten. Al himself will admit later that Ash’s ingenuity in creating something out of very little was the key to the Metronomes sounding as ‘produced’ as they did.

This track is an extract from their second single ‘A Circuit Like Me / Closed Circuit’ from 1980, addice more to experimentation with drum machines, in fact the rhytm sections for both sides were recorded using a borrowed Roland CR 78. It was the first time in their compositions that a vocal had been used, courtesy of a lady called Talking Judy.

Pre orders:

domenica 7 novembre 2010

Kleist - Mains Mannequins 7'' 1982

French New Wave band, not so cold..but well :-)


A Mains Mannequins
B Mannikin

Disc'Az AZ/1 951


sabato 6 novembre 2010

The Ghost Train - Killing Time 7'' 1986

The Ghost Train formed in 1985 playing their first official gig as The Ghost Train at The Skittle in Kirkcaldy in August 1985 and played their final gig at Anthonys Hotel in June 1990.

Personnel of The Ghost Train 1985 - 1990 Graham Scott - Vocals and Keyboards John Lessells - Bass Mark Nicol - Guitar Andrew Sinclair - Guitar Euan Slorach - Drums Dave Brown (Chas B) - Guitar/Keyboards Jez Flynn - Guitar Colin Usher - Drums George MacArthur - Guitar

As well as the numerous gigs they played up and down the land and in Europe, they released two pieces of vinyl which were; 7" DOUBLE A- KILLING TIME/HOPE AND GLORY (Kingdom Come Records) 12" EP - PURE IMAGINATION/THE SNOWMAN/WAITING FOR MADNESS (ISM) Sideway Look-Dusty Bedrooms - Porta Studio 8-track demo - 1985 , St. Andrews Church Hall, Kirkcaldy - Video for Sideway Look recorded, Autumn 1985, Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkcaldy. Not released Killing Time - Hope & Glory - Top of The Wall - Palladium Studios, Loanhead, Mid-Lothian - (February 16th 1986) - Engineered by Keith Mitchell and Jon Turner. The former two tracks were released on Kingdom Come Records in Spring/Summer 1986. (1000 copies and 150 mis-pressed copies went on release)

Videos of Killing Time & Hope and Glory were recorded in Manchester in June 1986, but after fruitless searches, no copy exists of this. Killing Time reached No 4 in a listeners poll on Colin Somervilles show on Radio Forth in December 1986. Wicked, Wicked - (Waiting for) Madness - Barricade - Being There - Dusty Bedrooms - DikGees Studio, Carnoustie, Angus - (June 22nd 1987) - Engineered by Richard Gibson & The Ghost Train. Not released, but two tracks were released on 'Stupefied'.... Pure Imagination-(Waiting for) Madness-The Snowman - Palladium Studios, Loanhead, Mid-Lothian. Again, engineered by Keith Mitchell and Jon Turner. Released on ISM records, an independent record label, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This was released in the US only as a 12 inch single. 250 further copies were released in the UK on import only. Now deleted. Further 'live' video performances and interviews were recorded at 'The Lido' and 'Glenrothes College'. No copies appear to exist of either performances.


A Killing Time
B Hope & Glory

Kingdome Come Records KCR 1


Fotostat - Fotostat 7'' 1983

Robotic dance duo consisted of twin brothers from the early 1980's. Following on from the Shock and Tik and Tok type synthetic electronic sound this was the pair's only release.
Robotic duo also appeared in major National UK Technics audio TV advertising campaign in 1984.


A Fotostat
B Fotostat II

Sour Grape SG 112


European Toys - I Am Creator 7'' 1983

Dark wave band from Norfolk, UK, this is their first single, the title track featured also in the double LP compilation "Dream Sequence".

They released also a 12'' "Korea" in 1984 and a full-lenght "Nine Men Applauding" in 1985.

All music written by Andy & Sean, lyrics by Liam.

Produced and engineered by Joe Bull, European Toys.

Recorded at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge on 5-1-83.

Front drawing by Robin Elvin.

It includes an insert with lyrics.


A1 I Am Creator
A2 Keep It All
B1 So Look At Me Now

Subversive Records SUB 008


Colour Moves - Trees 7'' 1986

Only few words: this is one of the best italian wave 7'' single and, as every record ripped, it comes directly from my collection.

Colour Moves were from Milano and their guitar player is nowdays playing in a very famous indie italian band...

Apart their impossible to find demo tape, i know that the track "Cloudlike" was included in a vinyl compilation in the magazine "Vinile N°1" from 1987.


A Trees
B Over Falling Skies

The Eternal, Supporti Fonografici TE, SF 1.02


Danse Macabre - Angel 7'' 1983

Danse Macabre were a dark wave band from Liverpool/UK

Peter Carroll (vocals) (also at same time in Visual Aids and Dark Continent)
Paul McNeil (guitar)
Karl Anthony (bass) (later Cair Paravel)
Pete Chegwin (keyboards) (ex Ex Post Facto, Oceanic Explorers, Innervision)
Graham Gallant (drums) (left 1983 to Straight Cuts) replaced by Perry Leach (later Dream Theatre).

Not to be confused with Belgian band with same name.

Changed name to Innervision.

A Angel
B Oh No Not!

Hexagon Records TREK 101


Balkan Air - Ia Stoy Milo Slatze 7'' 1986

Italian new wave band from Bologna, as far as i know this is the only single they released later in 86, co-released by the historical label and record shop Supporti Fonografici, home of Weimar Gesang and Faded Image.


A1 Ia Stoy Milo Slatze
B1 Il Primo Volo Di Wright

The Eternal, Supporti Fonografici TE, SF 1.01


Afterimage - The Long Walk 7'' 1981

Started like most bands, by a bunch of idealistic if somewhat wary musical adventurers, Afterimage came out with a roar on the burgeoning Los Angeles music scene in 1980. Guitarist A Produce answered a local ad from Rich Evac (bass) and Holland de Nuzzio (drums) and found a dynamic rhythm section. When he brought vocalist and saxophonist Daniel Voznick (aka Alec Tension) the chemistry was right and a sound was forged. Afterimage used its "thunderous rhythm, threatening bass, wailing bursts of sax and haunted vocals” to create powerful brain and body music that tore through the Los Angeles music scene.

Afterimage was one of the first of L.A.'s psychedelic/art/mystery bands to be committed to vinyl. Their threatening bass, wailing bursts of sax and haunted vocals pick up on the brief flurry of experimantal ominousness of English groups like Wire, Joy Division and Magazine.

Here ripped their first seven inch single.


A The Long Walk
B Strange Confession

Contagion Records CON 001


Artery - Unbalanced/The Slide 2x7'' 1980

In September of 1980, Artery released their debut single, "Unbalanced". It was backed by "The Slide". The B side appeared on their debut album, Oceans. The A side was a non-LP track. This is the early edition, with a second 7 inch that had live versions of "Perhaps", "Turtle", "Toytown" and "Heinz". The Sheffield, England post-punk band disbanded in 1985 after four albums.

Tracks A & B recorded at Graveyard Studio, Manchester
Tracks C1 - D2 recorded live at Rotherham Arts Centre by INPUT, February 1980


A Unbalanced
B The Slide
C1 Perhaps
C2 Turtle
D1 Toytown
D2 Heinz

Aardvark Steel 3


mercoledì 3 novembre 2010

The Metronomes - The Ballad of The Metronomes (Mannequin MNQ 015)

Mannequin is more than enthusiastic to announce the re-release of both the LPs (“Multiple Choice”) from 1980 and “Regular Guys” from 1985) plus the 2 singles seven inches “Saturday Night / Sunday Morning” and “A Circuit Like Me” from this legendary minimal synth band from Australia.

The group was an integral part of the early electronic music scene in Australia and their releases have become a collector’s item in Europe, as they are mostly impossibile to find.

The Metronomes first appeared in Melbourne in 1979, initial members were rock journo-synth player Al Webb, the bass player Andrew Picouleau (Secret Police, Sacred Cowboys) and the synth-pioneer Ash Wednesday, nowdays a live tour member of Einsturzende Neubauten.

Release date: 20 November 2010

lunedì 4 ottobre 2010

Frank (Just Frank) / Soviet Soviet 12'' EP Split 2010 Mannequin MNQ 013

Frank (Just Frank) / Soviet Soviet 12'' EP Split (Rel. date Oct 2010)

− Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies in glossy and silver paper, it includes 2 inserts.
− Cover on hand-made serigraphy on hard carton closed with black sealing wax for the first 50 copies

Order your copy:

mercoledì 8 settembre 2010

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


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

▲ Free download track of // Frank (Just Frank) - Valerie // on

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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venerdì 27 agosto 2010

Led Er Est - PS 18 (video Mannequin)

Led Er Est - PS 18

editing video by AA from Filmstudie by Hans Richter (1926)

track from Led Er Est / Ancien Régime 2010 on Mannequin (MNQ 012)

lunedì 23 agosto 2010

Newclear Waves - God Of War (video)

Newclear Waves - God Of War (video)

editing video by AA from Le Coquille et le Clergyman (Dulac, 1926)

track from Newclear Waves / Opus Finis K7 Split 2009 on Mannequin (MNQ 007)

venerdì 20 agosto 2010

Zoo Boutique - Forgive And Forget 7'' 1982

Zoo Boutique were a minimal wave band from Leeds. Their only single “Forgive and Forget”/”Happy Families” (on Lightbeat Records) received national airplay on BBC Radio 1, later joining Fleetwood's Shining Sons and Blackpool punk band Pink Torpedoes.

The vocalist Duncan Jowitt (Dunk Rock) had been guitarist in an early line-up of Section 25 before the band signed to the Factory record label. In 2000 he formed UFX togheter with Rat Fink (Andrew Wilson), the drummer and guitarist for gothic rock band Alien Sex Fiend.

This 7'' was tecorded at Ric-Rac Sound Studio, Leeds

Backing Vocals - Emmie
Bass - David Foster
Drums - Steven Grice
Keyboards, Percussion - John Hayward
Producer - Dave Parkinson
Synthesizers, Vocals - Philip Denton
Vocals - Duncan Jowitt

A Forgive And Forget
B Happy Families

Lightbeat Records Light 006


mercoledì 18 agosto 2010

Marcie's Still Waiting - A Mysterious Song 12'' 1985

Marcie's Still Waiting were a German new wave band from Bochum, deeply influenced by the work of The Cure, but more cold wave oriented.

As far as i know, they only released two EP's, “A Mysterious Song" in 1985, that i found some days ago in Barcelona, and “Mirrors & Daydream” in 1986, plus an appearence in the compilation 'Rock Around Bochum' from 1988.

The 12'' was recorded and mixed at Mollycat Studio, Velbert-Langenberg. Drums played by "A good friend", not mentioned by name.

What i found is the first edition distributed by "Wishbone Records" (toy bear with drum)

A1 Mysterious Song
A2 Unique World
B1 66
B2 For You

Wishbone Records WM 85001


mercoledì 21 luglio 2010

█ Mannequin ▲ Showcase ▲ Barcelona █

▲ Newclear Waves live set (minimal electronics + cold waves)

/// Special live set re-assembling all the NW tracks in a electro-kraut way, featuring XIU on Roland Sh 101 ///

▲ When: 23 July 2010 /// h 19 - h 22 - Free Entry

/// Come to visit us at shop, we imported all the LPs and a good selection of 7'' and CDs from Mannequin Label and also Mailorder. So it means that for the 1st time in Spain you will be able to find such great labels as Minimal Wave, Sacred Bones, Wierd, Dark Entries, Brouillard Definitif, Anna Logue Records, Eirkti, Onderstroom...and many, many more in the same shop! ///

▲ Where: Discos Paradiso, Ferlandina 39, Barcelona

▲ Links:

- Mannequin label and mailorder
- Newclear Waves
- Discos Paradiso website
- Discos Paradiso blog

martedì 6 luglio 2010

Aimless Device - Hard To Be Nice 12'' 1985

Aimless Device existed from 1985 to 1989 and mixed Cold Wave / Rock guitars with drums and the occasional synthesizer. The band was founded by Bart Azijn and Patrick Meulemans. Their first mini-lp “Hard to Be Nice” gave them modest fame across Europe. Besides Belgium they toured France, Germany and Spain.

Onderstroom Records recently released a cd compilation that includes all of the tracks that were officially released + 2 bonus tracks, in an edition of 600, distributed in Italy by Mannequin.

I have found it today in Barcelona :-)

A1 No Friend Of Mine
A2 Till The Rain Falls
B1 Hyena
B2 Heart Of Gold
B3 Waterloo Bound

Anything But Records ABR 012


giovedì 3 giugno 2010

Danza Meccanica CD ///// Victrola bonus track !

The compilation Danza Meccanica - Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987, now in CD version with 3 absolutely amazing bonus tracks, here for you the Victrola extra bonus track!

Order your copy at :

Victrola - Beyond The Door by Mannequin Label

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mercoledì 21 aprile 2010

MNQ 012 Led Er Est / Ancien Régime 12'' SPLIT EP ltd ed 500 copies OUT NOW!!!

Mannequin had a dream and it has come true, a split vinyl between Led Er Est (New York, US) and Ancien Régime (Rome, Italy).

Led Er Est hailing from Brooklyn are one of the leaders of the new cold wave and minimal synth scene, signed to scene leaders Wierd Records and recently released their ‘Dust On Common’ album which could have quite happily been released on Mute in 1979 alongside Fad Gadget and The Normal. Cheap drum machines and synths hammer away relentlessly forming a post-industrial soundscape for sombre yet emotive vocals.

Ancien Régime hailing from Rome, moving closer to the spirit of the 80s new wave, the band's sound incorporates influences from '80s dark wave music and modern indie-alternative rock. For the 12'' Split the 4 tracks were produced with a full analog synths and drum machines setup at Mannequin studio.

A1 PS 18
A2 Lonesome XOXO
A3 A Darkness In My Soul (Solid Space cover)
A4 Ants
A5 Orange

B1 Brief Encounter
B2 No Lights In The Elevator
B3 The Phantom Chariot
B4 When They Fall

Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies in glossy and normal paper, it includes 2 inserts.

First 50 copies are in a silk-screened different cover edition

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giovedì 15 aprile 2010

Xeno & Oaklander + Led Er Est ITALIAN tour 26-27-28 Aprile

Led Er Est + Xeno & Oaklander Italian Tour

- 26 Aprile / Milano / Ligera (Neoma)
- 27 Aprile / Napoli / MMB (​​Mannequin+​​Cellar Theory) + MARTIAL CANTEREL
- 28 Aprile / Roma / Kollatino Underground (​​Mannequin+​​Amboss+​​PRE)​​ + LILI REFRAIN + MORKOBOT


MANNEQUIN Spain Showcase /// 16 April 2010 /// Madrid

domenica 11 aprile 2010

3 new MANNEQUIN releases OUT NOW !!!

Mannequin is happy to announce the release of 3 new amazing records!

You can PRE ORDER them all !

MNQ 012 Led Er Est / Ancien Régime 12'' SPLIT EP ltd ed 500 copies

Normal edition: 15 euro
Limited 50 copies silkscreen: 25 euro

MNQ 005 CD - Various - Danza Meccanica - Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987 CD (with 3 bonus tracks) ltd ed 1000 copies

Price: 14 euro

MNQ 006 - Taste Of Decay 1984-1986 CD (collaboration w/ Infrastition) ltd ed 500 copies

Price: 14 euro

giovedì 8 aprile 2010

Newclear Waves - The Most Certain Future Source VIDEO

Newclear Waves - The Most Certain Future Source

video caps from Mondo Weirdo (1990) aka Virgin on the Edge, by Carl Andersen, editing by AA

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Froe Char + Newclear Waves - Xor Colossa VIDEO

Froe Char + Newclear Waves - Xor Colossa

video caps from Wallace Berman - Aleph 1958/1976 - editing by AA

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lunedì 15 marzo 2010



This is a launch party for a compilation that is being released on Angular Records on March 22nd. It is called ‘Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol.1’.

Two years in the making, this compilation is a dancefloor artefact of the lost genres of Coldwave, Synthwave and Minimal Wave. It has been compiled by Pieter Schoolwerth (Wierd) and Joe Daniel (Angular).

The night is to be held in conjunction with Mannequin, Amboss, Paconazim, Rocketto, Tape Psycho and Stakanovismo and features the first italian debut performance from French synthwave trio Frank (Just Frank), supported by the amazing Italian post punk trio Soviet Soviet; Mannequin will release a 12" Split EP between the 2 bands in May 2010 (MNQ012).

Come and celebrate by matching your heartbeat to the pulse of an analogue synthesizer!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


(Brutal Wave - FR)

(Post Punk - IT)



LOU CHANO (Trips Und Traume | IT)

FROE CHAR (Fla Records | US)

PRXS (Stakanovismo | IT)


PENSOVIC (Tape Psycho | IT)


DIONEA (Stakanovismo | IT)

PACONAZIM (Amigdala /Meatpie | IT)


ING. 8eu - START h22

lunedì 8 marzo 2010

El Ultimo Sueno - El Túnel Del Tiempo 7'' 1982

Here's the first single of El Ultimo Sueno, on Grabaciones Accidentales. We can appreciate their influences of bands like Josef K and Orange Juice and Teardrop Explodes just to name a few.

Here you can find an interview (spanish language)

A1. Perdido en el túnel del tiempo
A2. No debiste asustarme
B1. El reloj se ha parado

Grabaciones Accidentales


Synthetic Products - We Have Been Notified 7'' 1986

Synthetic Products was a 5 man band from Eastlake - Ohio (US), who gained a reputation as a hometape band (putting out almost 3 tapes), and in 1986 started to play regularly, also if they have been around in one form or another since 1982.

Original members Chuck Ryder and Kevin Lytle were fired from System 56, so they founded SP.

A Lab Floor
A Spiced Pussy
B Nuclear Age
B Streetlight Queen

Synthetic Products SP 1027


Savage Republic - Viva La Rock 'N' Roll 7'' 1988

1-sided record with etched B-side featuring the Savage Republic band logo. Limited edition of 700 numbered copies. Letter-press picture sleeve. Insert. Record released as part of a KXLU fundraiser with additional proceeds going to the Big Mountain Land Resistance Force.

A2 originally by Alternative TV and published in the U.K. by Boy Eats Girl Music.

A1 Attempted Lethal Mollusk
A2 Viva La Rock 'N' Roll
A3 KXLU Fundraising Shanty

Independent Project Records IP021


Section 25 - Charnel Ground / Haunted 7'' 1980

Section 25 were formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in November 1977.

Initially they were a duo, consisting of brothers Larry Cassidy (bass, vocals) and Vincent Cassidy (drums). In June 1978 they made their live debut, and in November were joined by guitarist Paul Wiggin.
Their debut 7", "Girls Don't Count", was released in July 1980 on Factory Records, produced by Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton of Joy Division. All Section 25 releases would be released through either Factory Records (until the demise of that label), or the subsidiary label Factory Benelux . Their debut LP, Always Now, was released in 1981 and produced by Martin Hannett. It was rumoured to have been housed in the most expensive and elaborate sleeve in the label's history (designed by Peter Saville) utilising an exclusive 'marble' effect design printed on the inner jacket and a fold-out cover that resembled a match-book similar to the cover used by Cabaret Voltaire for their "2x45" lp.

The three-piece group played many gigs in Britain and Northern Europe between 1979 and 1981, both as a headline act and with other Factory Records artists, such as Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Blurt, The Durutti Column, Crispy Ambulance and New Order. The group also released a self-produced second album, The Key of Dreams. However the original line-up split in 1982 when Paul Wiggin declined to fly to the US for their first North American tour.

Ciao Larry, we will always love you!

A Charnel Ground
B Haunted

Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule fac bn 3-006, fac bn 3-006


Sad Lovers & Giants - Colourless Dream 7'' 1981

Sad Lovers & Giants are a rock band from Watford, England who formed in 1981. Their sound blends post-punk, atmospheric keyboards and psychedelia and the band has been described as "a pastoral Pink Floyd."
The band's members have included Garçe Allard (vocals), Tristan Garel-Funk (guitar), Tony McGuinness (now part of the trance trio Above & Beyond) (guitar), Cliff Silver (bass), Ian Gibson (bass), David Wood (keyboards and saxophone), Juliet Sainsbury (keyboards), Marco Müllner (keyboards), Nigel Pollard (drums & percussion) and Wilberforce Hicks (keyboards).

The original lineup produced two studio albums, Epic Garden Music and Feeding the Flame, before splitting in 1983. During this initial period they recorded a John Peel Session for the BBC and a live concert for the Dutch Radio Hilversum station, which was subsequently released as the album Total Sound. Live performances included headline dates at UK colleges and clubs with occasional trips to Europe, although they did support The Sound at a major London venue on the day Epic Garden Music entered the UK independent charts.

A Colourless Dream
B Things We Never Did

Last Movement LM005


2nd Layer - State Of Emergency E.P. 7'' 1980

Second Layer was an experimental project inbetween Adrian Borland's previous punk band the Outsiders and the formation of the Sound later. The debut ep "Courts Or Wars" was minimalist punk with a drum machine whereas the later "State Of Emergency" ep was pure discordant noise. World Of Rubber has to be the grimmest album Borland ever involved himself in. Heavy-metallish guitars, Suicide-style machine rhythm and ugly, grayish tones from an ARP synth sums up what you get here.

A State Of Emergency
B1 I Need Noise
B2 The Cutting Motion

Tortch Records tor 006


lunedì 1 marzo 2010

Froe char + Newclear Waves / Xor Colossa

Xor Colossa by froechar

Track included in “Psalms And Hymnals From The 32nd Galactic Empire" cassette - one year anniversary C90 compilation of Skrot Up feat. 27 bands

mercoledì 24 febbraio 2010

Newclear Waves feat. Mushy - No More (Demo Version)

Recorded Jan 2010 - Mannequin Studio