Telex

Telex

Profile:
Telex was formed as an all-electronic disco pop band 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, a successful studio complex in Brussels. Michel Moers lives in Provence, France, and is a video director and professional and artistic photographer.
Sites:
Members:

Telex Discography

Albums

GP-764 Telex Looking For Saint Tropez (Album) Vogue GP-764 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
DAI 30351 Telex Neurovision (Album) RKM, Vogue DAI 30351 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
58466 Telex Sex (Album) Ariola 58466 France 1981 Sell This Version
240 529-1 Telex Wonderful World (Album) WEA, WEA Filipacchi Music 240 529-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
81914-1 Telex Looney Tunes (Album) Atlantic 81914-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
00946 3564540 8 Telex How Do You Dance? (Album) Labels, Virgin, EMI 00946 3564540 8 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WBN 17 222 Telex Twist A Saint Tropez (Single) RKM WBN 17 222 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
CM-275 Telex Rock Around The Clock (Single) Vogue CM-275 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
10C 006-063334 Telex Moskow Diskow (Maxi, Single, EP) Vogue, RKM 10C 006-063334 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
R-0733-II Baccara / Telex Baccara / Telex - The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez Tonpress R-0733-II Poland 1979 Sell This Version
101275 Telex We Are All Getting Old RKM, Vogue 101275 France 1980 Sell This Version
PRO-A-887 Telex Euro-Vision (Single) Vogue, RKM PRO-A-887 US 1980 Sell This Version
144.792 Telex Soul Waves (Single) RKM, Vogue 144.792 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
LdA 8086 Telex, The Kids (11) Telex, The Kids (11) - Euro-Vision/Number One(7", Jukebox) Durium LdA 8086 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Ld A 8086 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(7", Single, TP) Vogue 101 301 B1 France 1980 Sell This Version
18 996 Telex Brainwash (Maxi) WEA 18 996 France 1981 Sell This Version
IN-2 x 12 Telex L'Amour Toujours Interdisc IN-2 x 12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
IN-1 Telex Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Single) Interdisc IN-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6.13 387 Telex Sigmund Freud's Party (Single) Ultraphone 6.13 387 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
45-2283, 45-2283 (SN) Telex My Future(7", Single) Hispavox, Hispavox 45-2283, 45-2283 (SN) Spain 1982 Sell This Version
24-9596-7 Telex Tell Me It's A Dream (Single) WEA Musik GmbH 24-9596-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
249 175-0 Telex L'Amour Toujours WEA 249 175-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
721.862, 721 862 Telex Spike Jones (Maxi, Single) Magic 721.862, 721 862 France 1986 Sell This Version
S 9001 Telex Peanuts (Maxi) Magnetic (2) S 9001 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version

Reviews

Add Review

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...

Videos (121) Edit