Телевизор (Televizor)- Шествие Рыб LP

Just received a request on Facebook to cover some of the Russian synth greats, so what better place to start than the debut album from Телевизор (translation- Televizor). While the band was conceived in 1984 in Leningrad, it took four years for their debut to appear. The LP was released on Мелодия records, which formed in 1964 and folded briefly when the USSR collapsed.

Kind of hard to classify this one properly, as it jumps styles on every track. If anything, it reminds me a bit of Chrisma’s Chinese Restuarant– a true hybrid that’s tough to pin down, but I’ll let you all decide for yourselves! Here’s the info and download link:

Телевизор- Шествие Рыб LP
1. Люди В Ожидании
2. Муха На Стекле
3. Город
4. Я Не Виноват
5. Вчера
6. Цветные Сны
7. Человек Из Ваты
8. Дальний Восток
9. Шествие Рыб
10. Обо Мне
11. Мания Величия
12. Товарищ Сухов
13. С Вами Говорит Телевизор

*download it here*

10 Responses to “Телевизор (Televizor)- Шествие Рыб LP”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Хаха nice to see russian music in this blog.

  2. a question from russia:
    have you heard the russian post-punk / new wave band called "Кофе" ("Coffee") yet?

  3. frankie teardrop Says:

    i have indeed! was turned on to them by a few fellow djs here in NYC, and you can get their material here:


  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hello from Russia,do you know russian(soviet) new-wave/post-punk band "Nautilus Pompilius" ?
    excellent sound, listen to a song "Эта музыка будет вечной". I think, they it will be pleasant to you !

  5. Seems a bit strange for me to see this post here (as well as to read about "post-punk" band Наутилус Помпилиус) But if you like russian raw new-wave sound you may visit my blog, maybe you'll find something interesting among Crimean indie bands. Thanks for sharing good music!

  6. Retranslator Says:

    Hey, Guys ! Heres a LOSELESS on the russian torrent tracker !

    Download this if you want a russian new wave and minimal-synth of 80s !

    Nautilus http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=178588

    Televisor http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=187690

    Nikolay Kopernik http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1254240

    Alliance http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1954681

    Sign Up To Download !

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Let the foreign new wave/post-punk fans listen Nautilus and their album "Разлука"!

  8. No problem. Just another point of view. I like "Князь тишины" vinil most of all.

  9. Many thanks for this post, very nice to see this wonderful group here. In Russia, a lot of good teams

  10. Methatron II Says:

    Cool stuff!
    Another nice Soviet era synth group is Biokonstruktor. I wrote a 2 part biography/article here: http://the-egghunter.blogspot.com/2010/08/biokonstruktor-part-i-building-universe.html Unfortunately there is no download link there, because there doesn't appear to be one online (only for the group "BIO", which was founded by vocalist Alexander Jakovlev after Biokonstruktor split, here: http://vpleer.ru/?q=%D0%91%D0%B8%D0%BE) but if you search on Youtube, there are some nice videos. 🙂

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