Mannequin had a dream and it has come true, a split vinyl between Led Er Est (New York, US) and Ancien Régime (Rome, Italy).
Led Er Est hailing from Brooklyn are one of the leaders of the new cold wave and minimal synth scene, signed to scene leaders Wierd Records and recently released their ‘Dust On Common’ album which could have quite happily been released on Mute in 1979 alongside Fad Gadget and The Normal. Cheap drum machines and synths hammer away relentlessly forming a post-industrial soundscape for sombre yet emotive vocals.
Ancien Régime hailing from Rome, moving closer to the spirit of the 80s new wave, the band's sound incorporates influences from '80s dark wave music and modern indie-alternative rock. For the 12'' Split the 4 tracks were produced by Alessandro Adriani with a full analog synths and drum machines setup at Mannequin studio.
- Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies in glossy and normal paper, it includes 2 inserts.
Tracklist (click for audio preview)
Led Er Est
A1 PS 18
A2 Lonesome XOXO
A3 A Darkness In My Soul (Solid Space cover)
B1 Brief Encounter
B2 No Lights In The Elevator
B3 The Phantom Chariot
B4 When They Fall