- 12” EP on black vinyl
- Innersleeve with photos and lyrics
- Limited edition of 500 copies

Strongly recommended to fans of Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Soft Metals, Xeno & Oaklander.

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Posted on January 9th, 2014 under Releases, ,

- 12” EP on black vinyl
- Innersleeve with photos and lyrics
- Limited edition of 500 copies

Strongly recommended to fans of The Soft Moon, The KVB, Legowelt, Tropic Of Cancer, Silent Servant.

Listen and order here.

Posted on January 6th, 2014 under Releases, , ,

Police Des Moeurs LP

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.

Their debut full-length, after some quickly old out singles, is permeated by a cold, melodic and nostalgic music for broken hearts and dark minds. PDM is the soundtrack for the nuclear night, a transition moment between the end of utopia and the final ecological disaster. The world after the future.

PDM main influences and interests are underground aestheticisms (1979-1981), industrial transformations and the process of electrification, norms and deviance, nuclear and environmental anxiety as well as paranoia, secret agents, spies and political extremists.

Strongly recommended to fans of Rational Youth, New Order, Martin Dupont, Jacno, The Normal, Xeno & Oaklander.

LP on black vinyl
- Limited edition of 500 copies.

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Posted on January 3rd, 2014 under Releases, ,

We are pleased to present a crown jewel of the early 80s Italian Minimal Synth scene.

The MONUMENTS came into being in January 1981 in Turin when Mauro Tavella (keyboards, programming) and Andrea Costa (keyboards, voice) pooled their artistic experiences. From the outset they produced exclusively synthesized music, following the natural evolution in electronic music from the early days with monophonic synthesisers to the latest virtual sounds generated with the aid of computers.

The MONUMENTS released in 1984 their only official record on Discordie, a mini LP called “Age” comprising six incredibly fantastic electro-pop tracks, here reissued by Mannequin Records with 2 bonus tracks, “Veiled Lady” and “The Seals”, which are out-takes from the same period. All the tracks were recorded on a Tascam 8-tracks, with external synchronization of the percussions, at the TKS Studio in Torino.

From 1987 onwards, they focused exclusively on music for theater, radio and independent film, writing scores for the opening sequences of programs for some of the most important Italian TV companies as well as soundtracks for documentaries.

Anna Logue Records released “XXVII” CD in 2009, an anthology of their music that contains the best of their early work from the years 1981-84.

Some critics thought of this mini LP as being the best electropop record ever coming out of Italy. A masterpiece!

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Posted on November 15th, 2013 under Releases, ,

Mannequin Records is simply elated to present the debut 12” EP from Light House.

Light House have been kicking around Portland for two years. The band contains Chris Relyea, an ex member from The Rapture, Dawn Sharp and Brooks Blackhawk from Atriarch. Excellent dark wave with spacious mixes, minimal synths, reverb drenched guitars and eerie malevolent vocals that either pierces your heart or your spinal cord (I haven’t decided which as yet, but Dawn Sharp is most excellent).

Originally released in United States by Freee record label in 2012 and recorded on pure analog tape, ‘In Their Image’ EP illuminates the romantic and elemental nature of Light House’s dreamlike sound, a moody, theatrical dirge which brings to mind classic 4AD acts such as Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil.

To celebrate this relaunch Light House will be touring America and Europe, hitting the West Coast in mid June to coincide with Warm Leatherette in San Francisco, then onto New York and making their way along the East Coast.

Light House is music that lulls the Etheric body awake, in a hypotetical world where Tropic Of Cancer meets Soft Metals.

Listen and order here.

Posted on July 14th, 2013 under Releases, ,