The Actor
Exploded View + Demos 1981-1984
Mannequin Records
Edition of 600 copies
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11Unreal Personality 6:03
2Lights 4:33
3Deutsches Mädchen 4:31
4Covergirl 3:33
5Wählerisch! 4:20
6UCX-S 4:33
7Modern Air 4:41
8Seit Wir Uns Kennen... 4:17
9Picture 210 3:40
10Gentlemen & Pettycoats 2:53
21Deutsches Mädchen (Demo)4:24
2Lights (Demo)4:26
3Wählerisch (Demo)5:14
4Picture 210 (Demo)3:27
5Seit Wir Uns Kennen... (Demo)5:00
6UCX-S (Demo)5:29
7Gentlemen & Pettycoats (Demo)3:29
8Fire 4:37
9Automobil 3:44
1040-50-60 4:40

Mannequin presents an expanded double-LP of 'Exploded View' from Dutch minimal synth pioneers The Actor. Originally released in 1982 by Trumpett Tapes, the album was repressed for the first time by Mannequin Records in 2014, and is now coming back to life again in 2022, enriched by an extra full-length of demos from a 1981-1984 period.

Singing both in English and German, The Actor songs are often related to modernism, fashion and dancing, like a sort of early incarnation of Depeche Mode but totally devoted to home taping and diy recordings, where Trumpett was definitely the perfect home for it, having releasing such amazing cassettes from Doxa Sinistra, Ende Shneafliet, Dr C.Stein, and many more. A must have for the dusty/rusty analog synthesizers lovers.