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AAA Music | 28 January 2021

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INTELLIGENCE DEPT. unveil ‘Sleeping City’ details

| On 05, Jan 2011

‘Sleeping City’ released 28th January on Mannequin / Annalogue Records

The second collaboration between Mannequin and Anna Logue Records is the incredible Minimal Electro Wave band INTELLIGENCE DEPT., hailing from Ferrara, Italy.

The release includes both their complete and impossible-to-get demo cassettes “Sleeping City” (1984) and “The Big Trouble” (1985), thus also including their well-known beautiful tracks “Sleeping City”, “Anger Inside”, “Too Late To Love” which were also featured on the 1984 LP compilation “A White Chance”, and “Loneliness” from Mannequin’s “Danza Meccanica – Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987” LP/CD compilation, as well as a cover version of “Sister Europe”, originally by The Psychedelic Furs.

Additionally, the CD includes four live tracks, “Sleeping City” and “Too Late To Love”, as well as the two previously totally unknown tracks “Nice Faces” and “Black Widow”, recorded live at the Arena Nuovo in Ferrara in 1985, so a total of 13 amazing tracks, beautifully presented in a six-panel digipak.

“A seven-minute cover of The Psychedelic Furs’ ”Sister Europe” unfurls with icy grandeur…” (Louis Pattison, Uncut Magazine, UK)

CD features:
– high quality manufacturing made in Germany
– limited edition of 500 copies
– six-panel digipak