Serbian duo Sixth June – Laszlo Antal and Lidija Andonov – come with a fresh new 5 tracks 12” EP “Pleasure”. They play minimal, industrial synthesized music – digging into the colder corners of the synthetic Eighties for inspiration (Gary Numan, John Foxx, Depeche Mode).
Sixth June started their musical adventure back in 2007 and they are considered one of the purest talents in the minimal synth new scene. Rising from the obscure music scene in Belgrade, they re-based some years ago in the analog synthesizers paradise called Berlin.
Their debut album, ‘Everytime’, released back in March 2010 by the German label Genetic Music and the previous EP on Mannequin, “Back For A Day”, was bringing the band to play to most of Europe. The duo represents perfectly the two sides of the same coin, in fact while Laszlo is producing obscure but expressive, powerful and danceable textures, on the back side the voice of Lidija is living the shape to a wobbling atmosphere you won’t escape from.
Lidija, apart singing in Sixth June, is a professional actress. Laszlo, composer of all the tracks, instead is an illustrator and music video director.
Strongly recommended to fans of Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Soft Metals, Xeno & Oaklander.
You can stream the record in it’s entirety right now (it’s out next week). Find a link to the stream as well as a recent interview they did with Noisey.
Mannequin Records, founded in Italy but now based in Berlin, has been active since 2008 in the synth wave, electronic, experimental and psychedelic rock scene, with the purpose of bringing back to life and proposing bands from this mostly undiscovered world. Mannequin has the dual and parallel aim to unearth hidden or unpublished gems running along a road that starts from the period of reference for this kind of music (late 70’s – mid 80’s) as well as releasing records for contemporary artists that share a similar aesthetic. Faithful to the spirit of DIY, our releases are published in ultra limited, artfully packaged and hand numbered editions.