Telex

Telex

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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.
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Telex Discography

Albums

Telex Looking For Saint Tropez (Album) Vogue Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Telex Neurovision (Album) RKM, Vogue Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Telex Sex (Album) Ariola France 1981 Sell This Version
Telex Wonderful World (Album) WEA, WEA Filipacchi Music France 1984 Sell This Version
Telex Looney Tunes (Album) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
Telex How Do You Dance? (Album) Labels, Virgin, EMI Belgium 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Telex Twist A Saint Tropez (Single) RKM Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Telex Rock Around The Clock (Single) Vogue Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Telex Moskow Diskow (Maxi, Single, EP) Vogue, RKM Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Baccara / Telex Baccara / Telex - The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez Tonpress Poland 1979 Sell This Version
Telex We Are All Getting Old (Single) RKM, Vogue France 1980 Sell This Version
Telex Euro-Vision (Single) Vogue, RKM US 1980 Sell This Version
Telex Soul Waves (Single) RKM, Vogue Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Telex, The Kids* Telex, The Kids* - Euro-Vision/Number One Durium Italy 1980 Sell This Version
101 301 B1 Telex Troppical(7", Single, TP) Vogue 101 301 B1 France 1980 Sell This Version
Telex Brainwash (Maxi) WEA France 1981 Sell This Version
Telex L'Amour Toujours Interdisc UK 1982 Sell This Version
Telex Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Single) Interdisc UK 1982 Sell This Version
Telex Sigmund Freud's Party (Single) Ultraphone 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
Telex Tell Me It's A Dream (Single) WEA Musik GmbH Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Telex L'Amour Toujours WEA Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Telex Spike Jones (Maxi, Single) Magic France 1986 Sell This Version
Telex Peanuts (Maxi) Magnetic (2) Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Telex Temporary Chicken (Single) Magnetic (2) Belgium 1988 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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