Boomkat Product Review:
Mannequin deliver their best release since those Mushy aces with four tracks of mediterranean kraut-disco darkness by Phantom Love. As far as debuts go this one is super impressive, and even makes us think it might be the work of someone incognito, who knows? So, dusk falls with gorgeous opener, 'Lotus', a nightflight vision of monotone bass pulse and star-stream synths streaks referencing classic Carpenter or Grosskopf but with more NRG, and 'Odeon Columns' cuts away to slower grooves and furtive atmosphere, distant cowbells and iced-out bleeps glinting from the alleyway darkness. With 'Psychic June' the mission picks up a gear, transporting to an illicit club in Tangiers circa 3am, summer 1985, before succumbing to the miasmic, paranoid trippiness of 'Tropical Illness'. RIYL Klaus Schulze, Carter Tutti, Anton Maiovvi, Stellar Om Source.