Police Des Moeurs ‎– Péril

Mannequin Records is delighted to present the fourth full length of Polices des moeurs, the Canadian minimal synth duo formed by Francis Dugas and Manuelle Gauthier.

With PÉRIL, Police des moeurs expands its sound and ventures into mysterious, bewitchingand enigmatic landscapes. The foundation is still synthetic, minimal and punchy, relying on mechanical rhythm, powerful bass and catchy melodies, but it’s now combined with more elaborate arrangements, punctuated by delicate textures and depthful laments with uncertain but sincere meanings.

Formed in 2010 in Montreal, Police des moeurs got noticed right from the start with its infectious and direct synth pop. The band has released several recordings, including Péril, their fourth full lenght album on Berlin’s Mannequin Records. The Canadian group has performed in Mexico, the United States, as well as in ten European countries, and has share the stage with The Damned, ADULT., TR / ST, Xeno & Oaklander, Automelodi, Essaie Pas, Xarah Dion, Duchess Says, to name a few.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 under Reviews, ,

June ‎– Silver Demon

Mannequin Records is thrilled to introduce that the Greek artist June is joining the label with his full-lenght ‘Silver Demon’.

June aka Tsampikos Fronas – also part of the duo Manie Sans Délire has been driving his analog machines since 2010 into many underground places, exploring a variety of outstanding compositions, from acid jakbeat to early Chris Carter experiments, permeating his music with minimal synth and industrial modular powerful sounds. Founding his own imprint June in 2010, Tsampikos delivered two killer full lengths, one for Argy’s label These Days in 2011 and one for Solvent’s Suction Records in 2015, plus a moltitude of EPs, including one for the legendary Jamal Moss’s Mathematics, and one ‘Cytheria’ again for These Days, with 2 liquid-house remixes by DJ Sprinkles.

His third album for Mannequin Records explores a futuristic dystopian world where transcendence and oppression coexist, where claustrophobia and infinite openness coincide. A world of contrasts that is the product of the artist‘s active imagination and conscious effort to confront the subconscious.

The album was recorded using original techniques from the golden era of electronic music (late 70s to mid 80s) with an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers, drum machines and effect processors (originating) from the same time period. While the aesthetics of the classic precursors emerge through the minimal, deep, dark architecture of June’s music, Silver Demon prevails with the artist’s characteristic originality.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on April 21st, 2020 under Releases,

De Sang Froid ‎– Vox Dei

Killer french minimal / industrial / electro tunes from A// aka Le Syndicat Electronique, French precursor musician and performer, at work since 1996, and founder of the labels Hiératique and Invasion Planète Recordings.

Born in November 2018 at the same time as the French Yellow Vest Revolution, A// renews the industrial genre by his avant-gardism and his uncompromising vision of a refined music at its strict minimum, without artifices, without compromise in the sounds and words used.

Recommended to fans of Dopplereffekt, Beta Evers, I-F, Umwelt and Legowelt.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 27th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Dissemblance ‎– Over The Sand

Exploring the balances between pop song writing structures, 80s cold wave bedroom style electronic production, and dreary gloom rock, Paris based Dissemblance presents her debut lp “Over the Sand” for Mannequin Records.

Over the ten tracks Dissemblance treads the fringes of a blurred dream world, using her bass guitar, voice, and drum machine as the backbone to create haunting yet soothing pop atmospheres in her songs. The opener “Transfuge” maintains a focus on the bass guitar, while a sparse rhythm box and monotone vocal fuel unbreakable tension. “Rescue” continues centered around the bass playing, this time with more almost upbeat surf rock pop sensibility driving the track. The closer “A Ride” takes shape with Boss DR-55 clicks, solem, floating vocals and a subtle bassline reminding us of some of Lifetones finer moments.

A welcome new addition to the Mannequin catalog, “Over the Sand” will appeal to fans of gloom tinged electronic pop and even to optimistic goths around the globe.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on March 21st, 2020 under Releases, ,

Death of the Machines Volume 1

Mannequin Records presents the first of a new serie of compilations under the ‘Death of the Machines’ serie, the dancefloor/experimental oriented side of the label, dedicated to new artists.

Connecting music producers from all over the world, this new compilation will unearth names who are already building strong grounds for the future. The future inspire us. We keep our research always open.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on January 19th, 2019 under Releases,