Poladroïd

Real Name:
Vladimir Volkoff
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What do you know about Russia?
You think it's just about vodka or caviar, roulette, cocktails or blinis… Bullshit!!!

There is something, something you never knew about…

During the mid 70's in the USSR, young Russians were listening to occidental and sovietic music. With the appearance of the punk, new wave and electro styles, a multitude of acts were formed. Due to the lack of
instruments, young engineers decided to create their own synths, cloning, adapting and perfecting Japanese and American material, giving everyone the opportunity to create music with good quality instruments.

From Moscow to Novsibirsk, From St Petersburg to Sochi, From Minsk to Norilsk, an incredible movement grew up.
Between 1978 and 1986 about 40 LP's were released, limited to 300 copies each. Their unique sound was never discovered in Europe.

After the fall of the soviet empire most of the tracks were lost but a few producers kept precious musical data.
In 1999 a Russian immigrant living in Belgium, Vladimir Volkoff, found the data during a trip he made to Russia.
He decided to reform the projects, using both old russian analog prototype synths along with modern occidental technologies.

BIOGRAPHY:
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V.Volkoff

1974 : Born in Norilsk, U.S.S.R.
1978 : Moves to Moscow with his parents
1980 : Moves from Russia to Belgium
1989-1994 : Singer in noise, grindcore and death-metal acts
1995 : Start of IRANON (experimental)
1998 : Start of AMBER (electronic jazz) with IKKo
1999 : Start of POLADROID (elektro)
2000 : Creation of EWK with the "Sci-Fi Stress" crew
2001 : Start of VINTAGE PORN 078 with IKKo
2002 : Creation of ROULETTE REKORDZ
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Albums

IT 001 Russian Milk At The Bowling — Poladroïd Poladroïd / Ikø Poladroïd / Ikø - Russian Milk At The Bowling Data Records (6), Data Records (6) IT 001 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
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RR25 A Brute Like You — Poladroïd Poladroïd A Brute Like You (MiniAlbum) Roulette Rekordz RR25 Belgium 2021
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RR23D DET​:​ROI - The Remixes — Poladroïd Francois Dillinger / Poladroïd Francois Dillinger / Poladroïd - DET​:​ROI - The Remixes Roulette Rekordz RR23D Belgium 2021
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DR093 Eurosiberie — Poladroïd Poladroïd Eurosiberie (MiniAlbum) Detriti Records DR093 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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DRSS167 The Last Wavejumper — Poladroïd Poladroïd The Last Wavejumper(CD, Album) Diffuse Reality DRSS167 Spain 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RR22D det:ROI — Poladroïd Poladroïd det:ROI (EP) Roulette Rekordz RR22D Belgium 2021
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Compilations

none A Bunch Of Old Shit — Poladroïd Poladroïd A Bunch Of Old Shit(22xFile, ALAC, Comp) Roulette Rekordz none Belgium Unknown
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Miscellaneous

ROBODIGI002 The Principles Of Angular Momentum — Poladroïd MANASYt / Dynarec / Poladroïd MANASYt / Dynarec / Poladroïd - The Principles Of Angular Momentum Robodust Records ROBODIGI002 Belgium 2008

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Ron242

Ron242

December 29, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
His productions are raw, deep and yes from the deep east.
The undiscovered musicality is there, straight from where parts begun. Mother Russia.
Poladroid was a greater part of his life in a rockband, but he decided to move on towards different styles of music.
Electro is what he made during the early years of the 21st century.

We all wonder what this bear is upto these days...

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