Mannequin is proud to release a freely inspired split album between Frank (Just Frank) (FR/UK) and Soviet Soviet (IT), which gathers materials from two original musical personalities who made a name into vintage coldwave synthesised sonic excursions/ post-punk’s freaked out damaged epics.
The A Side of the split is devoted to the ultra-minimal electro chilled out rhythmspaces of the french based band Frank (just) Frank. Each track involves into electronic pop music territories, providing a solid mixture between pretty much metronomic-icy repetition, efficient catchy melodies for semi-goth like guitar and pleasantly pop-ish vocals. A delicate melancholic-moody atmosphere is floating upon the compositions.
The B Side offers the post-punk agitated songs of Soviet Soviet, from Italy, based on raw-nervous guitars and utterly nihilistic ambiences, bringing the post-punk genre to its limits, sometimes overflowing on epic convoluted dark wave epics. Ignoring timestamps and geographic restrictions, SS assimilate the explosive retro sounds of the UK and Italian 80s (Killing Joke, Wire, CCCP), assembling a specimen uniquely theirs - from the frenetic opening gallop to the frayed-string finish.
− Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies in glossy and silver paper, it includes 2 inserts.
Frank (Just Frank)
A1 - A Decade Of Brutality
A2 - Child Play
A3 - Do The Soviet
A4 - Valerie
A5 - Saint