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Elektro Moskva2013

  • 4.3
Welcome to a weird and definitely wired world of avant-garde rock musicians, DIY circuit benders, vodka-swilling dealers and urban archaeologists/collectors, all fascinated with obsolete Soviet-era electronic synthesizers: primitive and ungainly beasts like the Polyvox, ESKO, Yunost and the fabulous ANS Photo-Electronic Synthesizer, a surreal device that translates abstract drawings into sound. This strange universe of "cosmic chill-out tunes," Space Age dance music and electronic chirps and tweets has been rescued by directors Elena Tikhonova and Dominik Spritzendorfer in this fascinating and cheeky documentary incorporating rare archival footage including the last 1993 interview with famed inventor Leon Theremin.

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A fascinating essayist documentary chronicling a niche movement in Soviet era electronic musicans. While the hands-off subjective approach never digs deep enough into the lives of nostalgic antique collectors, experimental musicians, and crazed engineers, ELEKTRO MOSKVA nevertheless offers a unique glimpse into a world you never knew existed.

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A fascinating essayist documentary chronicling a niche movement in Soviet era electronic musicans. While the hands-off subjective approach never digs deep enough into the lives of nostalgic antique collectors, experimental musicians, and crazed engineers, ELEKTRO MOSKVA nevertheless offers a unique glimpse into a world you never knew existed.

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Fascinating look into how to repurpose technology, and how it has been going on for surplus war materials in the Russia. Fun movie to watch.

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fun documentary. easy to watch.