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.
die erste singleauskopplung aus yann tiersens neuem album >skyline<, welches am 14. oktober auf mute erscheint, zeigt das tiersen und seine band sich wohl fühlen in ihrer neuen klangwelt aus vintage synthies, analogen texturen und elektrischen gitarren. gestützt wird diese durch sein unglaubliches songwriting. das album wurde zwischen paris, san francisco, und quessant (einer winzigen insel in der bretagne) aufgenommen und von ken thomas gemischt, welcher auch schon mit bands wie sigur ros, m83 oder david bowie zusammengearbeitet hat.
incl tape , very ltd pack ... a new little side project for southern outpost aptly called southern outpost special projects. setup to release great music, in limited editions, from all genres in non standard formats, no digital.. we are going old school with this stuff! first release is by san francisco native bvdub (styrax/ nightdrive/ 2600 and his own quietus label). if you know his music, you’ll know that this release is going to be dubby and deep!
a new little side project for southern outpost aptly called southern outpost special projects. setup to release great music, in limited editions, from all genres in non standard formats, no digital.. we are going old school with this stuff! first release is by san francisco native bvdub (styrax/ nightdrive/ 2600 and his own quietus label). if you know his music, you’ll know that this release is going to be dubby and deep!
with >monuments<, the label manager pär grindvik returns with a perfctionist statement. after a period of heavy touring, he has isolated in his studio to concentrate on finding a missing link - something that would spark his curiosity, something that could make him feel complete.with monuments, he resurrects memories of the past sounds and rhythms and place them in our near future. from the dynamic dokument< floating point, to the melting pot of >mnemonic<. he feeds us snares and shuffle we haven t heard for ages
a rare debut full of stories by the german youngster stoll. whether as club solution or to relax at a back seat of a mitsubishi space wagon, it works in both ways with broad textures and spacy atmospheres.
the parameters of musical possibility are vast on valgeir sigurdssons third lp, architecture of loss. the music flows from no notes at all to lyrical, folk-like melody, from spare, acoustic sound to dense digital intervention. originally composed for the same titled ballet by stephen petronio. architecture of loss is a powerful work in its own right in which valgeir works from a broad palette of absences.
with this new release from amir on trapez ltd, it is clear that amir has turned towards house music even more than with his last releases. he has set the focus here on a stronger mix down with less small snippets but rather bold and fat jacking sounds
2011 release from the french singer / songwriter. skyline is yann tiersen s seventh studio album, and sees tiersen taking a confident step forward, cementing the sound of its darker sister, the critically acclaimed dust lane, which was released almost exactly 12 months previously. says tiersen, -strangely while skyline musically comes across as lighter and happier than dust lane the subject matter is somewhat darker - there is certainly a sense of moving on and what thoughts are left having dealt with loss-.
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!