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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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Telex - 18 Hits Summer Gold album art Various Twist A St. Tropez Various - 18 Hits Summer Gold (Comp) 7 Records Australia 1979 Sell This Version
LBAP 0084 Telex - Midem 84 album art Various Tell Me It's A Dream Various - Midem 84(LP, Promo) Belgian Artistic Promotion LBAP 0084 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
SAMPCD9812 Telex - Crazy Sony Afternoon - Anti Hibernating Campaign '98 album art Various Radio Radio Various - Crazy Sony Afternoon - Anti Hibernating Campaign '98(CD, Smplr) Sony Music Entertainment (Belgium) nv/sa SAMPCD9812 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Telex - Clicks, Acid 'n' Disco album art Chicken Lips Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig Dub) Chicken Lips - Clicks, Acid 'n' Disco Trust The DJ, Trust The DJ UK 2005 Sell This Version
354 073-1 Telex - Rkm Meets Bmg - Vol. 1 / Re-exploitable Moneymakers album art Various Moskow, Diskow Various - Rkm Meets Bmg - Vol. 1 / Re-exploitable Moneymakers(2xCD, Promo) Ariola 354 073-1 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
none Various Tour De France Various - Synthetisk Resa Med Marina Schiptjenko, Del 2/4 1988-08-23(CDr, Unofficial) Not On Label none Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
none Telex - Ideal DJ Sampler Uge 05 album art Various One The Road Again (Marco Passarani Mix) and 3 more… Various - Ideal DJ Sampler Uge 05(CDr, Promo) EMI Music Denmark none Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
WBM 118/119 Telex - Artistes de Wallonie Et de Bruxelles album art Various En Route Vers de Nouvelles Aventures Various - Artistes de Wallonie Et de Bruxelles(2xCD) Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques WBM 118/119 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

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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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