Telex

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Belgian all-electronic disco pop band.
Formed in 1978 by radio DJ/jazz musician Marc Moulin, programmer/sound engineer Dan Lacksman and vocalist Michel Moers. Expressing articulate, militant views on the essential lightness of pop, the group's tongue-in-cheek championing of disco was not always well understood at the time by the ideologically-correct rock press. Nevertheless, the group's first three singles ("Twist A Saint Tropez", "Moskow Diskow" and "Rock Around The Clock") became hits in the UK and in the rest of Europe, and a number of Telex 12"s were popular in dance clubs, especially in the USA.

Telex made five albums between 1979 and 1988 — Looking For Saint Tropez, Neurovision, Sex, Wonderful World, and Looney Tunes. During a nearly 20-year hiatus came a series of remix albums and compilations, culminating in the 2006 release of How Do You Dance? album, which brought together newly recorded and previously unreleased material.

During the hiatus, Marc Moulin produced many pop albums, was one of the head programmers on French-speaking Belgian national radio, and was an author and playwright. He died of cancer on 26 September 2008. Dan Lacksman runs Synsound Studios, a successful studio complex in Brussels. Michel Moers lives in Provence, France, and is a video director and professional and artistic photographer.
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Albums

GP-764 Telex - Looking For Saint Tropez album art Telex Looking For Saint Tropez (Album) Vogue, RKM GP-764 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
MEAI 3534, ME.AI 3534 Telex - Neurovision album art Telex Neurovision (Album) RKM, Vogue MEAI 3534, ME.AI 3534 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
PVCC- 8910 Telex - Sex album art Telex Sex (Album) Ariola PVCC- 8910 US 1981 Sell This Version
240 529-1 Telex - Wonderful World album art Telex Wonderful World (Album) WEA, WEA Filipacchi Music 240 529-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
81914-1 Telex - Looney Tunes album art Telex Looney Tunes (Album) Atlantic 81914-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
SSR 202 Telex - I Don't Like Music album art Telex I Don't Like Music (Album) SSR Records SSR 202 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
SSR 211 Telex - I (Still) Don't Like Music Remixes Vol. 2 album art Telex I (Still) Don't Like Music Remixes Vol. 2 (Album) SSR Records SSR 211 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
00946 3564540 8 Telex - How Do You Dance? album art Telex How Do You Dance? (Album) Virgin Music, Labels 00946 3564540 8 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

wbn-17.222, WBN 17222 Telex - Twist A Saint Tropez album art Telex Twist A Saint Tropez (Single) RKM wbn-17.222, WBN 17222 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
CM-275 Telex - Rock Around The Clock album art Telex Rock Around The Clock (Single) Vogue CM-275 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
R-0733-II Telex - The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez album art Baccara / Telex Baccara / Telex - The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez Tonpress R-0733-II Poland 1979 Sell This Version
DE 3102, DE. 3102 Telex - Moskow Diskow album art Telex Moskow Diskow (Single, Maxi) Vogue DE 3102, DE. 3102 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
101275 Telex - We Are All Getting Old album art Telex We Are All Getting Old (Single) RKM, Vogue 101275 France 1980 Sell This Version
PRO-A-887 Telex - Euro-Vision album art Telex Euro-Vision (Single) Vogue, RKM PRO-A-887 US 1980 Sell This Version
144.792 Telex - Soul Waves album art Telex Soul Waves (Single) RKM, Vogue 144.792 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Ld A 8086 Telex - Euro-Vision / Number One album art Telex, The Kids* Telex, The Kids* - Euro-Vision / Number One(7", Jukebox) Durium Ld A 8086 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
101 301 B1 Telex - Troppical album art Telex Troppical(7", Single, TP) Vogue 101 301 B1 France 1980 Sell This Version
18 996 Telex - Brainwash album art Telex Brainwash (Maxi) WEA 18 996 France 1981 Sell This Version
IN-2 x 12 Telex - L'Amour Toujours album art Telex L'Amour Toujours Interdisc IN-2 x 12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
IN-1 Telex - Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? album art Telex Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Single) Interdisc IN-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6.13 387 Telex - Sigmund Freud's Party album art Telex Sigmund Freud's Party (Single) Ultraphone 6.13 387 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
45-2283 Telex - My Future album art Telex My Future(7", Single) Hispavox 45-2283 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
ESG-02586 Telex Twist A Saint Tropez / More Than Distance(7", Single) Gamma (4) ESG-02586 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
24-9596-7 Telex - Tell Me It's A Dream album art Telex Tell Me It's A Dream(7", Single) WEA 24-9596-7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
249 175-0 Telex - L'Amour Toujours album art Telex L'Amour Toujours (Maxi) WEA 249 175-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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ttooyyss

ttooyyss

January 16, 2014
I'm surprised to be the first one around! Telex is one of the greatest pioneers and was much ahead of it's time and his competitors as Human League for example. It's hard to believe that his albums were made in their releasing times, the instrumentation and mixing is so advanced. The first 4 album is the thing here! Purest electro-pop all around. Analog synths, playful tunes, vocoder usage of the best kind, nothing counterfeit, no kitschy, nor rudimentatry timbres or solutions. Go and get their CDs! A good version includes double as much bonuses and extras and each every title is just as equally good as the album tracks, so suppose you get a double album on each CD. Pity, the grace lasted only for a few years. The uprosing new technology and the sampling has blinded and led them to a debatable way. Even if it's so, Telex has remained pure and ever poneering electronic band. I advice you to start with the 1st album! Highly recommended artists in the genre: YMO, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Human League, early Depeche Mode and Yazoo, Soft Cell, the Twins, and of course Kraftwerk...

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