Notchnoi Prospekt was formed in Moscow, 1985, by Alexei Borisov (guitar, vocals, lyrics) and Ivan Sokolovsky (keyboards, electronics). At the very beginning of thier activity the duo played electro-pop with the elements of rockabilly, twist, ska, post-punk and industrial. In 1987 the drummer Sergei Pavlov and violin player Dmitry Kutergin joined the band. Since that time Notchnoi Prospekt started to develop industrial electronics mixed with psychodelia, noize, free improvized music and absurdizm. In the 80s Notchnoi Prospekt became popular in Russia, playing concerts all over the country and taking part at different rock and art festivals.
Till 1995 Notchnoi Prospekt was active as a band, later being transformed into experimental modular project. In 2000 the band was reorganized by Borisov, Sokolovsky and Kutergin. For the last 15 years Pavlov lives in Munich, but from time to time he joins the band on stage and in the studio. The current repertoire of Notchnoi Prospekt consists of the reworked and decomposed songs of the 80s as well as new compostions.
The Forced Oscillations were formed in 2005 as a duo and first played electronic stuff, too. Not without Notchnoi Prospekt influence they reworked the sound and whole idea, going on with post-punk sound, enhanced with some non-standard features. As a homage to the band, The Forced Oscillations covered "Acids" - a revolutionary track, full of apocalyptic fear and industrial madness, literally. The hymn of a collapsing empire, after 20 years it has a value once again. During 2006-2008 the song was rearranged few times and the final version was recorded - the band's trademark.
The track will be also included in a tribute to Ivan Sokolovsky, who died in 2005. The remixes were made by fellow musicians: Vitalij Lebedev (Haloed Ghost), Ted Newsom (revideolized, Melodramus), Levan Lomidze (Fashion Suicide, Didactic Scalica), The:Het; Tbilisi-89 is a The Forced Oscillations side-project.
released December 15, 2008