Marble Slave - Surveillance

Marble Slave is a solo project from Paris, born from sleepless nights and unspoken feelings. In between nostalgic synth pop and dreamy new wave, he finds his own voice to narrate the fragile and meaningful moments that define a life.

Cassette / CD / Digital Album

Posted on August 19th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Giant Swan - High Waisted

Giant Swan are debuting on Mannequin Records through the Death of the Machines serie, the dancefloor/experimental oriented side of the label, dedicated to new artists.

Robin Stewart & Harry Wright team up to create an acerbic marriage of energised, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise. Across a table of machines and pedals, incorporating abused guitar and liberal vocal manipulation, Giant Swan create a cross-breed of hypnotic bass, industrial percussion and disorientating energy delivered with telepathic intricacy.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on August 17th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Mode in Gliany - Danses De Travers

Here’s the latest EP from Mode in Gliany, a solo synthwave project from Brittany, France. Made with synths, drum machines, guitar and bass.

The “Mode in Gliany” (wordplay with the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani) started in 2013 after discovering the work of “November Növelet” the web, “a big blow” as we say. Attracted by the cold colors of their synthesizers and its underground voice, was produced a “slow and painful” style of music.

Digital Album

Posted on August 15th, 2018 under Releases,

I Tpame I Tvrame - Ikin Vijnë

‘I Tpame I Tvrame’ is a duo, formed in early March, 2016 by Franc Kurti (Tirana, Albania) and Dina Hajrullahu (Prishtina, Kosovo). ‘I Tpame I Tvrame’ is Albanian slang that means “To kill someone with only one look”.

2 x 12″ / Digital Album

Posted on August 13th, 2018 under Releases, ,

A​.​D. MANA - First Life

A.D. Mana is a solo artist and producer from the UK, now based in Berlin. He renders skeletal guitar lines, enmeshed in electronics both dense and pristine. Post punk, shoegaze, synth pop, EBM… yes… but not entirely. Beneath the shifting tension of these disparate strains, there is an underlying iridescence to the sound.

From a punk and then songwriter background, and having grown frustrated with the tonal limitations of acoustic instruments, A.D. Mana had always been experimenting in electronic production. Through working as a graphic designer at a music software company, he gained access to an array of synths, drum machines and other equipment, as well as the knowledge of how to operate them. However, spending days designing software interfaces and long nights in the East London studio experimenting with gear, eventually began taking it’s toll. After declining health gave him the warning signs something needed to change, A.D. Mana relocated to Melbourne, Australia. He wrote and recorded with various artists there, but had still not defined something that felt like his own work.

Relocating again, this time to Berlin, he reconnected with friend and sound engineer, Christian Richardson. Finishing the first eponymous A.D. Mana EP, released on Sentimental Records in 2016. He followed this with the music video for the single ‘Take Hold’, directed by Sally Dige, which took us on a propulsive, paranoid, desaturated Super 8 journey through Berlin.

Working with Alex Akers of Forces (Fleisch Records), he has now completed his debut LP ‘First Life’, creating an expansive world racing between celestial freefall and claustrophobic shadow. The record is a bittersweet and sprawling letter to lovers wilfully lost in the onsen of desire, mundanity, heartbreak and hope.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on August 11th, 2018 under Releases, ,