V/A - WAVES OF THE FUTURE COMPILATION

V/A - WAVES OF THE FUTURE COMPILATION

Mannequin

£18.00

2LP

 Silent Servant - Defiant Pose 
 Ron Morelli - Charges Won't Stick 
 Beau Wanzer - Snake And Shake 
 Shawn O'Sullivan - Ill Fit 
 Not Waving - Secret Weapon 
 An-i & Alessandro Adriani - With You 
 Willie Burns - Light Far Over 
 Illum Sphere - Exhaustion 

Mannequin’s newest project and 100th release overall: the Waves of the Future double LP compilation, which itself is not a conventional retrospective collection. Case in point – none of the artists appearing on this collection have put out their own releases on Mannequin yet, despite acting as Mannequin’s unofficial ambassadors (via DJ sets and other means). This makes the set even more compelling rather than less so, since it shows how Mannequin fits into a larger picture that includes other scene leaders and label owners including Beau Wanzer, Willie Burns (WT Records), Silent Servant (Jealous God) and Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S.). Of equal importance is how Waves of the Future projects a sense of aesthetic resilience and continuity; showcasing just how well the current artists allied with Mannequin employ and re-interpret the sonic lexicon that appears on that label’s reissues of ‘classic’ acts such as Nocturnal Emissions, Bourbonese Qualk, Din A Testbild and Doris Norton.