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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

6066 Telex - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark album art Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Telex Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Telex - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Unofficial) 747 6066 Singapore 1980 Sell This Version
8266 Telex - Birds And Bees album art Telex Birds And Bees(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 8266 Saudi Arabia 1982 Sell This Version
Telex - Looking For Saint Tropez album art Telex Looking For Saint Tropez (Album) Not On Label (Telex) Russia 2005 Sell This Version
Telex - Rare 12" Versions album art Telex Rare 12" Versions (Comp) Not On Label (Telex) 2006 Sell This Version
Telex - How Do You Dance? album art Telex How Do You Dance? (Album) Labels (2), Virgin (2), EMI (2) Russia 2006 Sell This Version
J'M2-93028-200 Telex - Neurovision album art Telex Neurovision(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) J'M2 (2) J'M2-93028-200 Russia 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UND 004 Telex - Raised By Snakes / African Blood album art Telex / Supermax Telex / Supermax - Raised By Snakes / African Blood(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Supersound UND 004 UK 2006 Sell This Version
splice 1 Telex - Funky Is On / Brainwash album art Funky Family / Telex Funky Family / Telex - Funky Is On / Brainwash(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Splice! splice 1 US 2007 Sell This Version
Telex - Moscow Discow album art JD Davis vs Telex JD Davis vs Telex - Moscow Discow Not On Label (JD Davis), Not On Label (Telex) UK 2010 Sell This Version
BD4010 Telex - Raised By Snakes album art Telex Raised By Snakes(12", Unofficial) Boots-Daiger BD4010 Unknown Sell This Version
BD 4009 / BD 4010 Telex - Electronic Drums / Raised By Snakes album art No Drummer / Telex No Drummer / Telex - Electronic Drums / Raised By Snakes(12", Unofficial) Lost Records BD 4009 / BD 4010 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

A006 Telex - The Best album art Telex The Best(CD, Comp, Unofficial) VIL-ART A006 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
Telex - Sex ("Birds And Bees") album art Telex Sex ("Birds And Bees") (Comp) CD Media Records Russia 1997 Sell This Version
TLX200163 Telex - The Best Of album art Telex The Best Of(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Telex) TLX200163 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
Z927 Telex - Best Collection album art Telex Best Collection(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TOP Records (4) Z927 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
J'M2-93030-200 Telex - Wonderful World + Looney Tunes album art Telex Wonderful World + Looney Tunes(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM, Unofficial) J'M2 (2) J'M2-93030-200 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
Telex - Golden Collection album art Telex Golden Collection (Comp) Score Music Ent., Planet Music (4) Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-132 Telex - I Don't Like Remixes: Original Classics 78-86 album art Telex I Don't Like Remixes: Original Classics 78-86(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-132 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Telex - The Best Of album art Telex The Best Of(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Telex) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MIN 799 Telex - Belgium One Point album art Telex Belgium One Point(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Telex) MIN 799 Russia Unknown 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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