'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
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.
Mannequin Depressives Discography Tracks
|KB205931||Mannequin Depressives||Trash-Eighty (CD)||Klankboom Productions||KB205931||Canada||2002||Sell This Version|
|KB214728||Mannequin Depressives||Girls Are Evil (CD)||Klankboom Productions||KB214728||Canada||2008||Sell This Version|
|KB071801-B||Mannequin Depressives||ReCycle (CDr)||Klankboom Productions||KB071801-B||2009||Sell This Version|
|none||Mannequin Depressives||99-09 (CDr, Promo)||Klankboom Productions||none||Canada||2009||Sell This Version|
|KB071801||Mannequin Depressives||ReCycle (CDr, Ltd)||Klankboom Productions||KB071801||2009||Sell This Version|
|none||Mannequin Depressives||99-09 Edit (File, MP3, 192)||Klankboom Productions||none||Canada||2010|
|none||Mannequin Depressives||Sweet Disease (CDr)||Klankboom Productions||none||Canada||2005||Sell This Version|
|none||Mannequin Depressives||Christmas Eve Dick (CDr)||Klankboom Productions||none||Canada||2008||Sell This Version|
|none||Mannequin Depressives||Break (Single) (File, MP3, 192)||Klankboom Productions||none||Canada||2010|