Born and raised in Rome, Italy - now residing in Berlin - Alessandro Adriani is the chief operator of Mannequin Records, a very respected imprint which, for almost a decade now, took very seriously its mission of unearthing obscure synth wave and industrial music from all over the world.
Aside from his work in releasing forgotten gems and up to the minute synth incantations, Adriani has also been quietly issuing out his own music and remixes as well (such as Lata Ramasar’s “The Greatest Name That Lives”, the OG of which has long been lusted after by intrepid diggers the world over and Nico Fidenco’s Zombi Holocaust legendary 1979 soundtrack reworks). In april 2016, Alessandro released his debut album called Montagne Transparenti on Monofonus Press. He also recently started a residency in club Ohm in Berlin, where he organises a bi-monthly label night.
Mannequin Records has been pleasuring our ears with cherry picked wave, post punk, industrial, synth, psychedelic releases. It is definitely one of those labels with a strong sense of concept and style, and yet it manage to be diverse, innovative and unpredictable. Mannequin is truthful, sincere, genuine and not chasing the hype, but (kind of), in a way, creating it. The imprint presents a colorful, intriguing and adventurous soundworld. It was voted #5 on the best labels of 2015 for Juno Plus.