100% Secure Shopping

Studio equipment

Our full range of studio equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.

Visit Juno Studio

100% Secure Shopping

DJ equipment

Our full range of DJ equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.Visit Juno DJ

Format: limited LP
Cat: MNQ 093
Released: 10 Apr 17
Genre: Coldwave/Synth
 Add to Wishlist
Out of stock $19.28
Tracklist
Side 1
1. "West/Berlin Tegel Airport" (4:18)
2. "Cold War" (4:38)
3. "Frontstadt" (5:42)
4. "West/Berlin Underground" (3:15)
Side 2
1. "OST Berlin" (17:57)
 Add to Wishlist
Out of stock $19.28
Review

We don't know how he's done it, but Mannequin's head honcho has bloody done it again. Din A Testbild were a German synth-wave outfit who came to prominence at the start of the 1980s, but who always remained in the underground sector. In fact, they released three chapters of their infamous Programm series, the fourth of which was rejected by Innovative Communication at the tie, apparently because it was, well, too innovative. This feels like the perfect release for Mannequin, especially seeing as these are the product of original master tapes hand-delivered by Frieder Butzman, one of the outfit's original members. "West/Berlin Tegel Airport" kicks off with a punchy electro baseline and banging drums, all glazed in a coating of punky oddity, while "Cold War" sounds like Detroit electro from the likes of DJ Stingray, except the sounds are even more deranged. "Frontstadt" is another visionary electro experiment, driven by swarms of wild noise, "West/Berlin Underground" shudders its sinister vocals amid gnarly drums and synth glitches, leaving the entirety of the B-side to accommodate the viciously forward-thinking techno of "OST Berlin". You shouldn't really miss out on this if you're serious about your proto-techno.

What do you think of this release? Write a review in the Facebook comments box below:

What do you think of this release?

Tell us what you think in the Facebook comments box below:

100% Secure Shopping

BEST MUSIC STORE: 5 TIME WINNERS