Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Биоконструктор - "Танцы по видео" [1987]

Artist: Биоконструктор
Title: Танцы по видео
Genre: Synthpop, Minimal Synth
Country: USSR
Release date: 1987

Track List:
  1. Биоконструктор
  2. Танцы По Видео
  3. Астрологический Ребус
  4. Вечерний Блюз
  5. Телетуризм
  6. Гравитатор
  7. Бетонный Рай
Bioconstructor was founded in 1986 in Moscow by Alexander Yakovlev and Andrey Kokhayev. In 1987 they became a 4-piece band and recorded their first tape which is presented here. The band split up in 1990, when most of the members joined Roman Ryabtsev to form Технология. Later the same year, Alexander Yakovlev later tried to revive the project under the shorter name "Bio", whih is still active today.

While Bioconstructor weren't the first Soviet synthpop band (the first ones appeared as early as 1983), and they never were as popular as Технология, they're still held in high regard as one of the most influental projects in the history of Soviet and post-Soviet underground electronic music, as well as one of the first Soviet bands to use dark sci-fi/cyberpunk aesthetics. The Moscow-based label Gravitator Records, specialized in synthpop, darkwave and dark electro, is named after one of the songs on ths tape.

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