conceived along the space of a few years and part of a big collection of unfinished experiments stored on cassette tapes. this eight tracks selection well represents fred ventura s late 80s and early 90s infatuation with chicago house. detroit techno. early warp records and even a secret passion for ebm. using a basic set up made of roland juno 106. roland jx-8p. oberheim dx. roland tr909 and an akai sampler. these tracks were never officially mixed and meant to be released until today. minimal and hypnotic. dry and direct. both sides of the record show an instinctive approach to rhythms and basslines. typical of those days where computer didn t have a predominant role in the creative process.
berlin based japanese industrial synth duo group a make their debut on mannequin records with a killer 3-tracks self titled ep. tommi tokyo (synth. drum machine. vocals) and sayaka botanic (violin. tapes and sampler) released 2 studio albums and 1 live album in tokyo. before to move in berlin in 2016. with their mixture of dark minimal synth. avant-noise. striking visuals and performance art. the duo still carries on the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as throbbing gristle. die form. klinik. cabaret voltaire. the ep was recorded in tommi s bedroom and later mixed together with mannequin records head alessandro adriani in his own studio in berlin. the first two tracks of the ep. t.o.p. and ketabali represents the duo personal reaction against the current economy. an up yours to capitalism. news and politics. all permeated by industrial rhytmic-noises and words with no meaning. the b2 alibi instead was inspired by an autobiography of hi-red centre(japanese avant-grade art group in the 60-70 s) written by one of the members. genpei akasegawa. tommi found the word alibi in the book and she just started singing about the group. as she never wrote lyrics for that. during their live performances they are always improvised. so changing and mutating every time.
sam de la rosa. best known under the alias samuel kklovenhoof of the band led er est and with karen sharkey of the coombe. is back on mannequin records for a stunning 4-tracks electro-wave-experimental release. texas born but strongly connected with the new york cold wave and disco scene from mid 2000. and the wierd records family. sam s music is a clever mix of post punk. electronic hybrids. experimental pop and catchy melodies. additional mix by michael stein from s u r v i v e. already debuting on mannequin records back in 2011. before to get worldwide known for the netflix s stranger things soundtrack.
classic ebm/ techno bubbler that s been on many wants list for some time. sweaty italian club action you do not want to miss! 500 only. tip! - originally released in 1990 on doremix records. techno bert was the studio project of robert passera and stefano cundari. co-owner of memory records and mastermind behind some italo disco classic names like hipnosis. koto. faxe. stefano cundari unfortunately died of cancer on the same year of the release.
re-issue of the seminal dust on common lp. from led er est (sam de la osa. shawn o sullivan and owen hutchinson) was originally released in 2009 by the seminal brooklyn based record label wierd records.
mannequin records is proud to present an archival collection from the what could be considered the genesis of orphx s unique sound. inspired by early industrial music and new waves of noise from japan and europe. the compilation is gathers together some of the best material from their first two cassette releases along with previously unreleased tracks recovered from the original 4 track tapes. tip!
after some killer releases on jelous god and blackest ever black. parisian producer tomas more aka december debuts on mannequin records with a 4 tracks ep for the death of the machines serie. slow industrial techno mixed with raw ebm-ish flavours.
the seminal dutch industrial out arrive on 12- again after that serious contort yourself set. big tip! the label say -started in 1984 as an industrial/electronic one-man project. lately expanding as a 7 persons multimedia collective. the band mainteined always during their career a pure industrial approach. through the use of analog synthesizers. microphones. effects and distorted acoustic sounds. for this single we have selected 4 killer tracks for you: liberation and stalin from their 1985 cassette fanaticism & hysteria. this last one also presented in a seven sisters of putin remix form. plus on the b-side the killer slow industrial-techno message from the cassette matrix machinations (1996). if you want to approach the true 80s industrial mentality then you are in the right place. tip!
DER ZELTWEG - ITALIAN TAPES INDUSTRIAL MUSIC 1982-1984 VOLUME 2 LP
12" Vinyl D25.04.16
mannequin records is proud to present the second volume of der zeltweg - italian tapes industrial music 1982-1984 . the legendary musumeci s tape label existed for some few years in the early 80 s. edition of 500 copies on 160 gram black vinyl. coloured vinyl. while the a-side is filling all the music produced by some of their side projects (errata-s-corrige. gasdehyde and herpes-z) that we already introduced in the first volume. plus an unreleased musumeci very early studio track apologia/musumeci . the b-side is presenting for the first time the full reissue of the psychophatic blossom - il fantasma della libertà tape (der zeltweg 002). an unexpected guitar-bass-noises experimental album. permeated by philosophical declamations in italian language and short pulsating rhythmic compositions.
as earlier compilations of danza meccanica have taught us. italy gave birth to a disproportionate number of synth-pop. new wave and electronic acts in the 80s. mannequin goes deeper into the italian new wave archelogical research with a killer 10 tracks selection of carmody. picking their name from a science fiction novel titled dimension of miracles by robert sheckley. carmody were coming from torino. as their pairs monuments and chromagain. started as a duo (alberto ramella and andrea lesmo) and later a trio with max casacci joining in as a guitar player. carmody recorded from 1981 to 1985 and issued three incredibly rare demo tapes. sleep on mirrors compiles the best tracks from those tapes. bringing you one of the most peculiar 80s minimal synth music coming out of italy
IF TOMORROW I WERE LEAVING FOR LHASA. I WOULDNT STAY A MINUTE MORE... (LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL25.04.14
if tomorrow i were leaving for lhasa. i wouldn t stay a minute more... is the second studio album by american post-punk band red temple spirits. it was released in 1989 on the nate starkman & son label. a subsidiary of fundamental. dedicated to tibetan buddhism. the album displayed a more direct approach and a turn toward tibet for the music s spiritual inspiration
dancing to restore an eclipsed moon is the debut studio album of american post-punk band red temple spirits. it was released in 1988 on the nate starkman & son label. a subsidiary of fundamental. rock critic piero scaruffi praised the album. calling it a -ponderous masterpiece- and writing. -the extravagant mysticism ... had few or no precedents. it rehashed emotional debris left buried under the cosmic and ritualistic hymn of interstellar overdrive . under the psychotic and metaphysical melodrama of the end . under the apocalyptic frenzy of sister ray . while scouring medieval fairy tales. tibetan mantras. whirling sufi dances and gothic ballads for intimations of supernatural existence.-
deathday (formerly deathday party) is a los angeles based experimental post-punk band. formed in santa ana. california in 2008 by brothers alex guillén and giovanni guillén. previous incarnations of the group can be traced back to santa ana s koo s scene of the late 1990 s. while the title-track is an unreleased one. instead dropped into obscurity was already included in the downwards compilation click heels alongside with tropic of cancer. silent servant. the kvb. on the b side mannequin asked to the synth-master legowelt to remix after dark
berlin based mannequin records pushes out some proper industrial/ebm bangers. raised in pescara on the adriatic coast and ow based in frankfurt am main antonio barbetta is debuting on death of the machines as raw ambassador. the heavy four track ep is created to burn every dancefloor with full industrial vibes and a lot of ebm influences. giving us a small insight into his violent and rough sound. antonio is also running the smashing tape record label. with releases from violet poison. innsyter. dj loser and delivery. tip!!!
mannequin records is proud to present a lp compilation of michael antener (swamp terrorist) early 80s minimal synth/industrial projects nacht raum (with michael stõmpfli) and. as solo. bande berne crematoire.
brilliant comet of the italian new wave scene. real deal. tip! atelier du mal were formed in florence in 1983 by lapo pistelli (synths. electronic drums). iacopo ficai veltroni (bass. synth) and ignazio matteini (drum programming. percussions). recorded in 1984. noblesse oblige was the first and subsequently the only demo tape by the group. self-released using classic gear like korg ms-20. roland tr-606. roland tr-808. roland juno 60. roland tb-303.
montréal synth pop police des moeurs are one of the finest and rawest bands in the minimal synth/wave and cold wave scene. dédales . their third full lenght. is keeping the pure energy of their previous efforts while leaving greater room for atmospheric and textural considerations. the album will lead you into the passage zone between civilisation and wilderness. a mysterious place where truth. lies. light and darkness collide. limited edition of 500 copies.
jasss is an outstanding sound artist and dj (playing resident at the mannequin records night in berlin). raw and pure. she returns with an instant-classic second single for death of the machines. es complicado is a percussive a-side driven track. a passionate industrial/futuristic wink to the past. while ‘no chanche’ on the b side is opening a new path for her productions. the mind sick samples from the 1966 bergmans masterpiece persona leave the track - as the movie itself does - in a climax wrapped by a variety of interpretations. moving from tribal new beat rhythms and ending into an acid nightmare. tip!
early pioneers of the german new wave music scene. din a testbild were formed in 1978 by mark eins and gudrun gut (former member of einstürzende neubauten. mania d. and malaria!). din a testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of berlin. legendary is their partecipation at the festival genialer dilletanten- in 1981. programm 3 is their third album. mixed and auto-produced by mark eins with help of ziggy schöning. it was released on klaus schulzes record label innovative communication in 1983.
early pioneers of the german new wave music scene. din a testbild were formed in 1978 by mark eins and gudrun gut (former member of einstürzende neubauten. mania d. and malaria!). din a testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of berlin. legendary is their partecipation at the festival genialer dilletanten- in 1981. programm 4 is their fourth album. mixed and auto-produced by mark eins near the wall in west/berlin in 1983. the album was rejected at the time by innovative communication. considered too much synth/punk/techno. while the new label managers were looking more into new age stuff. in fact schulze eventually sold the label in 1983. which started to release a plethora of acts loosely grouped around the nam genre.
after a year ride between return to disorder. contort yourself and new york haunted. the hamburg based duo fallbeil debuts on death of the machines. tune in the incredible electro/acid razor the healer. also available in the b side with a distorted and industrial influenced version by innsyter aka fernando seixlack. already smashing it for l.a. club resource. the 707-electro-driven extra b side track voice of thunder is completing the pack. just killer. tip!
one of the holy grail of the minimal synth and one of the most obscure musical projects ever produced in italy is finally reissued on mannequin records. originally released in 1981 by broadbean records. a sub-label of lm records. flo & andrew only release take suicide was home-recorded and home-mixed by the duo in bologna. using early drum machines like the boss dr-55 and the korg kr-55. analog synthesizers. guitar. saxophone. tape loops. flo & andrew music is truly unique and exemplifies the fact that limitation can be the perfect source for creativity. the title-track and to committ suicid’ travel through contort and nervous synth sounds and loops. taking somehow inspiration from the no wave heroes. while japanese girls is nothing less than a beautiful minimal electronics track in the mythology of the futuristic rise of japanese country. recently (re)discovered. ‘take suicide’ is a milestone of the european minimal synth singles and is not really a coincidence that a young generations of producers take it as inspiration (you can see take suicide floating in the tracklist of artists as helena hauff and ngly). another must have in your collection / record bag! mastering by ruud 66.
ltd green vinyl 2016 repress re:issue
mannequin records is really proud to present the 12 inch reissue of no more - suicide commando. one of the most influential singles that ever reach the underground surface in the past 35 years. originally released in 1981 as a 7 inch single. and subsequently reprinted in 1984 as a 12 inch single with a different tracklist on the b-side. the single was in the following years spreading internationally regardless of genres and scenes.
the new mannequin records serie death of the machines is launched with their own alessandro adriania first up. it features a banging mick wills remix of the unreleased crow backed by white swan. hypnotsing. and truly psychedelic electro tune. tip! mastered by rude 66. highly recommended!
jasss debuts on mannequin records for the death of the machines series with a killer 3 track mix of ebm/industrial & wave on this heavy 12inch. perfect for the most abrasive dancefloors. mastered by rude 66. highly recommended!
early pioneers of the german new wave music scene. din a testbild were formed in 1978 by mark eins and gudrun gut (former member of einstürzende neubauten. mania d. and malaria!). din a testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of berlin. legendary is their partecipation at the festival genialer dilletanten in 1981. mixed and produced by klaus schulze on his own record label innovative communication in 1980. programm 1 was a favourite in the playlists of the italian cosmic dj heroes daniele baldelli and dj mozart. this first vinyl repress celebrates the 35th anniversary of this classic electronic album.
early pioneers of the german new wave music scene. din a testbild were formed in 1978 by mark eins and gudrun gut (former member of einstürzende neubauten. mania d. and malaria!). din a testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of berlin. legendary is their partecipation at the festival genialer dilletanten in 1981. programm 2 is their second album mixed and produced by klaus schulze on his own record label innovative communication in 1980. programm 2 was a favourite in the playlists of the italian cosmic dj heroes daniele baldelli and dj mozart.
this new and first vinyl repress celebrates the 30th anniversary of a classic industrial album. and includes 2 bonus tracks ‘dog unit’ and ‘presence’ never released on vinyl before and created to mark the occasion of this release. early pioneers of the uk industrial music scene. zahgurim were formed in 1983 by paul ackerley and william vince and were associated with the iconic temple ov psychick youth topy.
originally released by legowelts strange life on a cd-r back in 2007. mons testaceum finally has its first vinyl press on mannequin records. first full length released by heinrich dressel aka valerio lombardozzi. boss of the mighty minimal rome. mons testaceum together with escape from the hill and completion of the amphoras table represented the first of a trilogy dedicated to the monte testaccio. an artificial mound in rome composed almost entirely of testae. fragments of broken amphorae dating from the time of the roman empire
after some acclaimed productions on unknown precept. prr!prr! and mannequin records. we are really excited to announce laugh tool. the debut full-lenght of maoupa mazzocchetti. pseudonym of florent mazzocchetti. young and talented french producer based in brussels. to an audience of contemporary electronic music consumers. who had only closely followed techno. electro and disco. the sounds of laugh tool will appear unearthly. entirely unexpected. withering comets of strangeness. a 10 tracks album ready to change their minds.
limited edition of 250 copies.
mannequin records is proud to present the 12 inch reissue of one of the rarest minimal synth singles ever released in uk. cradle of diy post-punk and minimal synth bands inspired by kraftwerk. tangerine dream. the early 4ad. mute and factory records singles.
mannequin records is elated to present a selection of the killer “zombie holocaust” soundtrack by nico fidenco. remixed by mannequin records boss alessandro adriani on the b side. zombie holocaust movie is another slice of italian zombie craziness for the late 70s/early 1980s. the film. released in 1979. was directed by marino girolami. and starred italian zombie favorite ian mcculloch.
long sought after by collectors and originally released in 1986 by a small independent label. the sound of this stellar full length is driven by sharp post-punk guitars. tribal rhythms and ghostly synthesizers. following the uk cold wave and post-punk tradition.
sean pierce debuts on mannequin records with an intense dark / techno modular synth 6 tracks ep. currently operating out of portland. oregon. sean is one half of asss. who put out two acclaimed singles on mannequin records parent label haunted air records. check the monster dance floor slasher ‘immodest force. tip!
hailing from brussels. maoupa mazzocchetti debuts on mannequin records with a killer 3 tracks proto electro / industrial single. anticipating his debut full length planned for the beginning of 2016. deep. dark. stripped-down. mazzocchettis tracks regurgitate the lesson of the 80s belgian ebm/minimal synth legends in a new and fresh nervous musical urgency. tip!
mannequin records escavation into the archives of the italian minimal synth of the early 80s continues. this time we are deeply honored to present the 1982-1983 demos tapes of turins monuments. who released in 1984 their only official mini-lp age. comprising six incredibly fantastic electro-pop tracks. which was already reissued by mannequin back in 2013.
back in 2011. chicago s beau wanzer reshaped the angry body-music of the now-defunct houston duo //tense// with an 8 minute claustrophobic tr-909 workout. the track never saw the light of day on vinyl... until now. imagine wax-trax era sounds fused with wanzer s notorious grit. guaranteed to pummel.
we are really honoured to present a 12 inch ep collaboration between the mexican band ford proco and the legendary uk electronic pioneers peter christopherson/john balance aka coil. ford proco were formed in 1986 in tijuana and they are considered the godfathers of the industrial electronic music in mexico.
mannequin continue to deliver the brutal sound of the italian industrial/ebm electronic band musumeci. this time with 2 killer edits from lee douglas / an-i. limited edition of 250 copies.. mastered by rude 66. graphic design and layout by alessandro adriani.
*lies*. a track from the now-defunct uk experimental group bourbonese qualk. get new life by way of a vinyl release on mannequin records with ancient methods on edit and remix duties. the release will contain also the original short-time version.
mannequin records is proud to present a double lp and cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until 2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab. julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon. hope. the spike. preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
mannequin celebrated halloween with a free download of the classic electro-dark see you in hell from suicide commando covered by the nyc based combat techno collective dust. now the track is available as a one-sided 12 vinyl record out on christmas day 2014 and strictly limited to 150 copies.
DER ZELTWEG - ITALIAN TAPES INDUSTRIAL MUSIC 1982-84 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL22.01.15
for a brief moment turin was italys sheffield. producing an astonishing number of diy electronic groups. in the context of a wider europe. italy has never been thought of as a hotbed of minimal electronic music. but mannequin records compilations danza meccanica: italian synth wave 1982-1987 have shone a light on a scene little heard. even within italys borders. but the history was still incomplete ... some new horizons now must be unveiled. showing that between the years of 1982 and 1984. the city of turin in northwest italy was home to a quiet underground renaissance of experimental electronic music.
mannequin records is proud to present a full length by the philly minimal-synth princess void vision. void vision is a philadelphia-based electronic project helmed by shari vari. it began around 2009 at a time when a wave of synth-revivalists were materializing. but the quality of the songwriting and intense vocals set the band apart from the pack. in a rare instance. void vision has managed to combine vintage dance elements with melodic structures. haunting melancholy. and lyrics that have a palpable soul. the songs themselves are dynamic. referencing a cross-section of the last 30 years of electronic music. while simultaneously retaining a uniqueness all their own
void vision is a philadelphia based solo female minimal synth / cold wave project from shari wallin. already included by rough trade in their seminal synth wave compilations. the single is anticipating her full lenght *sub rosa*. out for mannequin records later in 2014. remix by vanzetti & sacco aka jos van galen with the otto kraanen. the boss of the acclaimed bordello a parigi from rotterdam! limited edition of 300 copies on aqua vinyl.
musumeci tapes reissue. with their brutal body music plus. similar to daf. chbb and liaisons dangereuses. was one of the most acclaimed in the mannequin records 2013 productions. traxx on the edit.. ! red vinyl limited edition of 250 copies. tip
pdm is a synth pop band formed in montreal in 2010 and they give the francophone perspective on what black marble. lust for youth. and cold showers did in english in 2012. as well as fitting in with the output of lescop. members are francis. anouk. fred and cristine.
we are very pleased to be releasing the long awaited debut lp by nottinghams finest purveyors of psychedelic noise. cult of dom keller. partially compiled from re-mastered and reworked versions of tracks previously included in the bands selfreleased series of eps. this new incarnation of cult of dom kellers sounds also features three unreleased recordings.
mannequin records is simply elated to present the debut 12 inch ep from phantom love. a mysterious kosmische act from southern europe. emerging from the majestic and fiercely sun-trapped lands of the old continent. phantom love takes you along a dazing journey through a spectral yet dreamy haze of spacey psychedelia.
limited edition of 300 copies with artwork by giandomenico carpentieri. strongly recommended to fans of brian eno. klaus schulze. john carpenter. carter tutti. stellar om source. harald grosskopf. tangerine dream. beak. zombie zombie.
the coombes debut ep is an astonishingly graceful and multifaceted creature that effortlessly synthesizes psych rock. minimal folk and electronica.the coombe began as a soundtrack collaboration between karen sharkey and samuel de la rosa (led er est) for some animated short films karen was producing while living in queens. ny. after their move to texas in 2012. further experimenting resulted in longer songs. noise suites. and field recordings that later would represent the essence of this ep. born and in part recorded in the desert. the coombe is comprised of six mesmerizing gems that provide a rarefied glimpse into a touching and liquid soundscape. these are songs for the enamored.
limited edition of 300 copies with artwork by giandomenico carpentieri. strongly recommended to fans of five or six. flaming tunes. led er est.
mannequin has the dual and parallel aim to unearth hidden or unpublished gems. running along a road that starts from the period of reference for this kind of music (late 70s mid 80s) and comes to nowdays. with a vision deeply influence by factory records / 4ad labels.
l.a.s.s crime (the initials stand for lord arthur saviles crime. a famous short novel by oscar wilde) is an electronic band from siena (in the medieval tuscan.m center of italy) founded in 1984 by sandro marchetti (vocals. synthesizer. programming) and maria elena brogi (vocals. synthesizers).
reissue of one of the top minimal synth holy grails out of there. tanzmusik is the first lp from sam rosenthal. boss of the historic projekt records label and mind of one of the most influential dark wave acts coming out of the us. black tape for a blue girl. check!
mannequin is proud to present new music from austin.tx based full-analog-synth quartet s.u.r.v.i.v.e. their first lp is a highly nticipatedrelease and were more than thrilled that the vinyl is finally out.
mannequin is sincerly proud to announce the second volume of the much acclaimed italian new wave italian compilation. danza meccanica is the latest. unmissable chapter in the story of italian post punk - the less traditionally rock branch. it outlines the approach taken by ten more or less unknown groups who all deserve rediscovery and to be remembered alongside luckier outfits. ten tracks that spell out the manifesto of a scene fascinated by electronic innovation. a scene that used the sounds coming out of english labels like factory. 4ad and mute as a reference point. the grey atmospheres and raincoats of a still-divided berlin. and those of manchester. which along with sheffield produced sounds destined to inspire future generations of musicians and producers. limited edition of 500 copies. 2 inserts
the first collaboration between mannequin and anna logue records is the highly anticipated release from the top-notch minimal electro wave band chromagain. hailing from torino. italy. limited edition of 500 copiesincludes their ultra rare and sought-after mini-lp >any colour you like< from 1985 (originally released for the cult italian wave label supporti fonografici. home of weimar gesang). the song “ethnicbox” from the tracce lp compilation plus four additional unreleased earlier tracks on the vinyl version. and a total of nine additional tracks on the cd version.and all those tracks are nothing but amazing. with a more raw edge (wonderful roland tr-808 drum machine action!) and also showing their (post-)electro-punk roots on their earliest tracks!
mannequin releases on 45 rotations-per-minute seven inch single a nearly forgotten collaboration dredged and now seeing the light of day.
played entirely live in one ago and using only vintage analogue synthesizers and sequencers. martial canterel and tobias bernstrup four-hands / two voices put our minds in another dimension. in an hypotetical night-time outside. where shadows and confusion are leading the way. creating simply a milestone for all the minimal electronics music lovers.
the second collaboration between mannequin and anna logue records is the top-notch minimal electro wave band intelligence dept.. hailing from ferrara. italy. - limited pressing of 500 copies - handnumbered and signed postcard.
mannequin records is proud to present a cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab. julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon. hope. the spike. preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
after an exhausting work of >archeological< research. mannequin is proud to announce the release of the compilation danza meccanica - italian synth wave 1982-1987. now in cd version with 3 absolutely amazing bonus tracks!