Mannequin Depressives

Real Name:
Nebulous, Rod C. Dornian, Scott Johns, Russ Magee
Profile:
Influenced by various "alternative" electronic genres from the
'80s & '90s - including acts such as New Order, Cabaret
Voltaire and The The - Mannequin Depressives manage to
create a sound that all at once seems familiar, and yet, not
quite like any other band you've ever heard before. MD's
mixture of electronic sounds (actual synthesizers - no soft
synths here) with more traditional instrumentation (voice,
guitar, occasional acoustic percussion) create a sound that
could be described as "electro-acoustic pop" or "post-new
wave" - fusing the hi-fi with the lo-fi, and blending pop
sensibilities with occasional experimental elements.

Seeing an imperative to continue where new wave and post-
punk left off, founder Rod C. Dornian joined forces with
Nebulous in '98, and laid out the framework for what would
later become Mannequin Depressives.

By 1999, Russ Magee and Scott "Smoth" Johns joined the
Mannequin line-up, simultaneously setting in motion the
process of completing their debut album, as well as
developing strategies for live performance.

2002's debut album "Trash-Eighty" set to the task of breathing
new life into what was left of the new wave movement.
Elements of post-punk, synthpop, and industrial combined
together to create an album rooted in the 80s, within the
context of the 90s and 2000s.

A series of live shows with groups such as The Birthday
Massacre, Icon Of Coil, and Left Spine Down kept the cross-
genre exposure pervasive, while the sole cover song of
Kraftwerk's "The Model" paid homage to one of MD's most
notable influences.

With each release, the sound of Mannequin Depressives has
matured and evolved to incorporate a wider variety of musical
influences, but they've never forgotten their roots. The spirit
of those pioneering days gone by can still be heard in their
music as they continue to remind us of just how cool
synthesizers can be.
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Mannequin Depressives Discography Tracks

Albums

KB205931 Mannequin Depressives - Trash-Eighty album art Mannequin Depressives Trash-Eighty(CD) Klankboom Productions KB205931 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
KB214728 Mannequin Depressives - Girls Are Evil album art Mannequin Depressives Girls Are Evil(CD) Klankboom Productions KB214728 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
KB071801-B Mannequin Depressives - ReCycle album art Mannequin Depressives ReCycle(CDr) Klankboom Productions KB071801-B 2009 Sell This Version
none Mannequin Depressives - 99-09 album art Mannequin Depressives 99-09(CDr, Promo) Klankboom Productions none Canada 2009 Sell This Version
KB071801 Mannequin Depressives - ReCycle album art Mannequin Depressives ReCycle(CDr, Ltd) Klankboom Productions KB071801 2009 Sell This Version
none Mannequin Depressives - 99-09 Edit album art Mannequin Depressives 99-09 Edit(File, MP3, 192) Klankboom Productions none Canada 2010

Miscellaneous

none Mannequin Depressives - Sweet Disease album art Mannequin Depressives Sweet Disease(CDr) Klankboom Productions none Canada 2005 Sell This Version
none Mannequin Depressives - Christmas Eve Dick album art Mannequin Depressives Christmas Eve Dick(CDr) Klankboom Productions none Canada 2008 Sell This Version
none Mannequin Depressives - Break (Single) album art Mannequin Depressives Break (Single)(File, MP3, 192) Klankboom Productions none Canada 2010

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