Mannequin Records – Janitor Of Lunacy “Crimes On The Dancefloor” LP

Janitor Of Lunacy – Crimes On The Dancefloor LP (Mannequin MNQ 008)

Release Date: 17th February 2012

Mannequin is real proud to bring you after almost 30 years one of the best electronic Cold Wave bands from Italy, already included in the much acclaimed Danza Meccanica – Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987 compilation.

Janitor Of Lunacy were an Italian New Wave electronic band, active in Brescia from 1981 to 1986, composed by Kovre, Claudio Asserini and Gabriele Farina. With this line up, JOL produced a demo tape in 1983 entitled ‘Crimes On The Dancefloor”, which was very well reviewed by the italian music press. Thanks to such great feedbacks, the band was choosed for various compilation of the era, including VM, Komakino and Magnetique, playing many live shows in historic clubs like Xenon in Florence or Odissea 2001 in Milano, sharing the stage with Weimar Gesang and some others Supporti Fonografici related bands. In 1986 JOL entered in studio for recording their first full-lenght for this label, album publicized by various magazine but that never saw the light of the day, due to artistic divergences. The band broke up shortly after.


A1 The Red Moon
A2 On The Dancefloor
A3 Highly
A4 War Days
A5 Back On Water
B1 Shadow Of A Desert Land
B2 There Grows My Heart
B3 Destruction Babies
B4 Scurry Song
B5 Lovely Times

Tracks A1 to A5 + B5: ‘Crimes On The Dancefloor’ K7 1983
Tracks B1-B4: ‘The Testroom Tapes’ 1985

The LP comes in 2 different versions:

* Standard LP Postcard artwork
– 12″ black vinyl, 33 1/3 rpm
– limited pressing of 250 copies

* Limited LP Postcard artwork
– 12″ black vinyl, 33 1/3 rpm
– limited pressing of 50 copies

Last releases:
MNQ 022 Various – Danza Meccanica Vol. 2- Italian Synth Wave 1981-1987 (LP)
MNQ 024 Central Unit – Loving Machinery 12” EP 30th Anniv. Edition (LP)


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