Individual vinyl edition, using the original artwork
Remastered and newly mixed by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, Telex releases Sex.
For 1981’s Sex, the trio teamed up with Sparks, a match made in heaven given both band’s determination to make electronic pop music suffused with conceptual wit. They got along tremendously, Ron & Russell Mael staying on in Brussels far longer than they’d originally intended, and Sparks contributed to the entire album.
This is released alongside Looking For Saint-Tropez and Neurovision on vinyl following the now sold out coloured vinyl box set release. Wonderful World, Looney Tunes and How Do You Dance? are set for release later in the year.
The Belgian synthpop trio - Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Lacksman and Michel Moers - launched in Brussels in 1978 and, as one of only a handful of synthpop pioneers at the time, helped bring electronic pop to the mainstream. Telex announced their retirement in 2008, following Moulin’s death, and in 2021 began a new partnership with Mute beginning with the release of This Is Telex.
“Telex were largely misunderstood during their time together in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this boxset containing the arch Belgian synthpop trio’s six newly remastered albums suggests they deserve a closer listen.” - 8/10* Uncut
“This release is a must for all synth music fans.”- Blitzed magazine
“...a vital bridge between Kraftwerk and arguably all subsequent EDM... New Beat’s ground zero.” - Classic Rock