Batiscaf Radio: The Buzludzha Mixtape

When Wladyslaw Komendarek performed at Boiler Room in November 2014, you knew Agata Pyzic was right. The extravagant prog patriarch of 80s Polish electronica became then and there the agent of a very contemporary trend - the excavation of the communist era in search of its most precious stones. Just one year before Komendarek's concert, Strut Records, with the help of Future Nuggets collective, recovered through a much-spoken record the past of a very unique Romanian musician, Rodion-Ladislau Rosca/Rodion G.A. The raids of the Finders Keepers reissue label within Central and Eastern European soundtrack territories began a long time ago, starting with Lubos Fiser's fabulous film music for Valerie a tyden divu. And so on. Resembling those strange and futuristic spomenik monuments, the last three decades of the Eastern Bloc, 60-70-80, are cultural galaxies to be intensely explored through the sound of the most idiosyncratic music meta-genre, electronica.

The Buzludzha Mixtape is an immersion of Batiscaf Radio in one of the most fascinating music field in the former Eastern Bloc: electronica.

Tracklist:

  • Włodzimierz Kotoński - "Aela" (fragment), Electronic & Instrumental Music, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Poland, 1974
  • Ana-Maria Avram - "Cîntecele singurătății" (fragment), Ana-Maria Avram/Irina Hasnaș, Electrecord, Romania, 1989
  • Oliver Mandić - "Šuma", Ljuljaj Me Nežno, PGB RTB, Yugoslavia, 1978
  • Yuri Morozov - "Katastrofy", Pogubit Celovecestvo, unreleased, Soviet Union, 1979
  • Sfinx - "Lume albă", Lume albă, Electrecord, Romania, 1975
  • Rex Ilusivii - "Zla kob”, Ventilator 202 Demo Top 10, PGP RTB, Yugoslavia, 1983
  • Mikhail Chekalin - "Ekzaltirovannaja kolybelnaja”, Postpop-Nonpop, Melodiya, USSR, 1989
  • Władysław Komendarek - "Kiszłak", Władysław Komendarek, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Poland, 1985
  • Blanka Dovjak-Matković - "Zrinkin San", Zrinkin San, Jugoton, Yugoslavia, 1981
  • Rodion GA - "Contrast", Behind the Curtain (The Lost Album), BBE, Romania, 2014
  • Olev Muska featuring Ingrid Slamer - "Tšimmairuudiralla", Old Estonian Waltzes, Estoterix, Australia, 1985
  • Alexander Gradsky - "Tanja Belaja (Horovod-Tanok)", Russkie Pesni, Melodyia, USSR, 1980
  • Benkő László - Atlantisz, Lekyikon, Start, Hungary, 1982
  • Máté Victor & Péter Winkler - "Viscositas", Magyar Elektronikus Zene, Hungaroton, Hungary, 1979
  • Argo - "B2", Discophonia, Melodiya, USSR, 1983
  • Sfinx - "Călătorul prin nouri", Zalmoxe, Electrecord, Romania, 1975
  • Phoenix - "Zoomahia", Cantofabule, Electrecord, Romania, 1974
  • Reinhard Lakomy - "Es Wachst Das Gras Nicht Uber Alle”, Das Geheime Leben, AMIGA, DDR, 1982
  • Krzysztof Duda - "D Microcomp”, Altus, GAD Records, Poland, 2013
  • Budet laskovyy dozhd, USSR, 1984, Uzbekfilm Studio, directed by Nazim Tulyakhodzayev
  • Simo Lazarov - "Polŭkh", Nature Electronic Music, Balkanton, Bulgaria, 1988
  • Miha Kralj - "Embrio”, Andromeda, PGB RTB, Yugoslavia, 1980
  • Alexei Rybnikov - "Mlechniy put", Bolshow kosmicheskoe puteshestvie OST, Melodiya, USSR, 1975

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