MNQ 086: Zombies Under Stress – Stalin 12”
MNQ 087: Flo & Andrew – Take Suicide 12”
MNQ 088: Plath – Plath 12” (Alessandro Adriani Remix)


MNQ 086: Zombies Under Stress – Stalin 12”

Mannequin Records is really proud to announce the 12’’ release of the Dutch Industrial band Zombies Under Stress. Started in 1984 as an industrial/electronic one-man project, lately expanding as a 7 persons multimedia collective, the band maintained always during their career a pure industrial approach, through the use of analog synthesizers, microphones, effects and distorted acoustic sounds.

For this single we have selected 4 killer tracks for you: ‘Liberation’ and ‘Stalin’ from their 1985 cassette ‘Fanaticism & Hysteria’, this last one also presented in a “Seven Sisters of Putin” remix form, plus on the b-side the killer slow industrial-techno ‘Message’ from the cassette ‘Matrix Machinations’ (1996).


A1 Stalin

A2 Stalin (Seven-sisters of-putin-remix)

B1 Message

B2 Liberation

Mastering by Rude 66.

Graphic design by Alessandro Adriani.

Limited edition of 300 copies, black vinyl.



MNQ 087: Flo & Andrew – Take Suicide 12”

One of the holy grail of the minimal synth and one of the most obscure musical projects ever produced in Italy is finally reissued on Mannequin Records.

Originally released in 1981 by Broadbean Records, a sub-label of LM Records, Flo & Andrew only release ‘Take Suicide’ was home-recorded and home-mixed by the duo in Bologna, using early drum machines like the Boss Dr-55 and the Korg Kr-55, analog synthesizers, guitar, saxophone, tape loops. Flo & Andrew music is truly unique and exemplifies the fact that limitation can be the perfect source for creativity. The title-track and ’To Committ Suicide’ travel through contort and nervous synth sounds and loops, taking somehow inspiration from the No Wave heroes, while ‘Japanese Girls’ is nothing less than a beautiful minimal electronics track in the mythology of the futuristic rise of Japanese country.

Recently (re)discovered, ‘Take Suicide’ is a milestone of the European minimal synth singles and is not really a coincidence that a young generations of producers take it as inspiration (you can see ‘Take Suicide’ floating in the tracklist of artists as Helena Hauff and NGLY). Another must have in your collection / record bag!


A Take suicide

B1 To committ suicide

B2 Japanese girls

Mastering by Rude 66.

Original graphic design by Surgelato.

Limited edition of 500 copies, first 100 copies on red vinyl.



MNQ 088: Plath – Plath 12” (Alessandro Adriani Remix)

Originally self-released as a 7’’ in 1982, Plath release is definitely one of the obscure gems of the Italian underground.

Plath were a duo from Prato, formed in 1982 by Silvia Innocenti (voice, bass guitar) and Fabrizio Lucarini (synth, drum machine). Plath were influenced by Throbbing Gristle and early Cabaret Voltaire works, moving in between two essential thematic actions: first, the constant search of a sound which aims to reflect the current reality as they were interpretating it and, second, the constant exposure of their anarchist ideological thinking against the established political and social system.

While the A-Side includes the original single in full, with the classic ‘I Am Strange Now’, recently unearthed by Alessio Natalizia/Not Waving in his monumental ‘Mutazione’ compilation released by Strut Records in 2013, the B-side instead contains a killer percussive edit of Alessandro Adriani made for the most crazy mental dancefloors.


A1 – I Am Strange Now

A2 – Proletarian Submission 2 (The Howl)

A3 – Telik 12345

B – Proletarian Submission 2 (Alessandro Adriani Remix)

Mastering by Rude 66.

Graphic Design reworked by Alessandro Adriani on the original 7’’ graphics.

Limited edition of 300 copies, grey vinyl.