Group A

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.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Sam De La Rosa - Earth Wart

Here’s the second release from Sam De La Rosa, a founding member of Led Er Est and The Coombe, from Austin, United States.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under Releases, ,

Police Des Moeurs - Dédales

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.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under Releases, ,

Alessandro Adriani - Crow / White Swan

Here’s the latest release of Alessandro Adriani, the head of Mannequin Records, also known as Newclear Waves.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on December 7th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Disconnect Myself (Beau Wanzer Adjustment)

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. Wax-Trax era sounds fused with Wanzer’s grit. Guaranteed to pummel.

Listen and order here.

Posted on April 21st, 2016 under Releases, , ,