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Alexei Borisov
LOCATION:Moscow, Russia
  • Notchnoi Prospekt, Volga
Alexei Borisov was born in 1960 in Moscow, USSR. In 1983 he graduated from Moscow State University, History Department. He started his music career in 1980 as a guitarist of the first Moscow new-wave band THE CENTER. In 1981 with guitarist Dmitry Matzenov he organized THE PROSPEKT, big-beat-ska-mod band. In
1985 with the keyboard-player Ivan Sokolovsky he formed the first russian techno-industrial-post-rock band NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT. This project is still active, playing concerts and taking part in different festivals in Russia and abroad. NOTCHNOI PROSPEKT released six albums, one of them (Sugar) has been released in 1990 by Accelerating Blue Fish from Malmo (Sweden). Since the beginning of the 90-s Borisov takes part in electronic duo F.R.U.I.T.S.(with Pavel Jagun), which became quite wellknown in Russia and abroad. Among his latest projects should be mentioned ethno-electronic band VOLGA (with Angela Manukjan, Roman Lebedev, Uri Balashov), GOSPLAN TRIO with saxophonist Serguei Letov and experimental duo with Anton Nikkila from Finland. In 2000 Borisov and Nikkila formed N&B Research Digest record label. Among other Borisov’ collaborations are the joint projects with the performance-group Nord (Russia), Sergei Letov (Gosplan Trio and other projects) (Russia), Olga Nosova (Russia), Michail Salnikov (Tooth Kink project) (Russia), Rada Anchevskaya (Rada and Gosplan Trio) (Russia), CDR (Russia), Cisfinitum (Russia), Dmitry Zuboff (Russia), Miguel Ruiz (Spain), Roman Turchak (Russia), Ilya Belorukov (Russia), KK Null (Japan), Jeffrey Surak (USA), Leif Ellgren (Sweden), The New Blockaders (UK), Tania Stene (Norway), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Franz Pomassl (Austria), Adam Ebringer (Australia), Ignaz Schick (Germany), R74 (Switzerland), Tom Smith (USA), Thomas Buckner (USA), Edyta Fil (Poland), Kim_Nasung (Poland), HEC (France), James Schneider (USA), Al Margolis (USA), Thorsten Soltau (Germany), Kurt Liedwart (Russia), Fear Konstruktor (Russia), Ilya Belorukov (Russia), Maxim Pozin (Russia), Dave Phillips (Switzerland) and many others... Also he is a member of two Moscow art-core-noise bands Sreaming Strings and Motherfathers. Borisov collaborates with the video-artists Roman Anikushin, Oleg Kornev, Alexander Sidorov, Nikita Tsymbal, Natalia Poloka, multimedia-artists Aristarh Chernishev and Vladislav Efimov..... Also Borisov plays solo, as well as in projects, touring and taking part at such wellknown international festivals as ClubTransmediale (Berlin 2004), Sonar (Barcelona 2003), Avanto (Helsinki 2000, 2001, 2002), Phonotaktik, Prototype (Austria 2002), HUH Festival 2003 (Tallinn), Unsound 2004, 2006 (Krakow), Mutek (Montreal 2005), Garage (Stralsund, Germany 2004,05), Noise and Fury (Moscow 2001-07), Trollofon 2004 (Bergen, Norway), Argos 2004 (Brussles), SKIF 2000-06 (St.Petresburg), Details of Sound 2005 (Kiev, Ukraine), Erase and Reset (Berlin 2006), Long Arms festival (Moscow, Nijny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Russia 2007), Experimental Intermedia 2009 (USA), Sonic Circuits 2009 (USA), Spektro 2009 (Turkey) etc..... He also works as a DJ in clubs and on radio and contributes as a journalist to some russian and foreign (B’Mag, Technikart) magazines, newspapers and web-sites. His articles are also available on Since 2004 curates Noise and Fury international music festival (at DOM CC, Moscow). Additional information about Alexei Borisov and his sounds could be found on,, etc.. ****** Selected discography: Alexei Borisov “Pa Koket” (CDR, Insofar Vapor Bulk, 2000), Alexei Borisov “Before the Evroremont” (CD, NB Research Digest, 2002), Alexei Borisov and Jeffry Surak “Ulitsa Novatorov” (MiniCDR, The Locus of Assemblage, UK 2003), Alexei Borisov and KK Null “Xenoglossia” (CD, Insofar Vapor Bulk, 2003), Alexei Borisov “Polished Surface Of A Table” (CD, Elecktroshock, 2004), Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila “Typical Human Beings” (CD, NBRD 2004), Bogatiri (Violet, Alexei Borisov, Michael Gendreau live in Russia 2003) (CD, Zeromoon, USA 2005), The New Blockaders/Gosplan Trio “Sound Sketch For Raging Flames” (CD, Klanggalerie, Austria 2005), Xenoglossia 2 (CD, Electroclub, Russia 2006), Alexei Borisov and Anton Nikkila “Where are they now” (CD, NBRD 2007), Alexei Borisov “Multiviza” (CD, Laton, Austria 2007), Alexei Borisov "Live in Kaliningrad" (2007, net-album at Cisfinitum, Miguel Ruiz, Alexei Borisov "Ornaments" (CD, Long Arms, Russia 2007), Alexei Borisov "MP3 Collection" (CD, BRP/RMG, Russia 2007), Rada and Gosplan Trio "1" (CD, Otdeleniye Vihod, Russia 2008) Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova "Istanbul Kebap" (2010, net-album at ******* F.R.U.I.T.S. “Electrostatik” (CD, Exotica records, 1996), F.R.U.I.T.S. & Sa-Zna “Amber Rooms” (CD, Exotica/GR&D, 1998), F.R.U.I.T.S. “Jakuzi” (CD, Exotica, 2001), F.R.U.I.T.S. “Forbidden Beat” (CD, Laton, Austria 2004) ******* Volga “Volga” (CD, Exotica, 1999), Volga “Bottoms Up!” (CD, Exotica, 2003), Volga “Concert” (CD, Sketis music, 2003), Volga “Three Fields” (CD, Volga/Sketis music, 2004), Volga “Selected works” (CD, Volga/Lollipop Shop, Germany 2005), Volga “5” Remixed (CD, Sketis music, 2005), Volga “Pomol” (CD, Lumberton Trading Company, UK 2007), Volga "MP3 Collection" (CD, BRP/RMG, Russia 2007) ******** Notchnoi Prospekt “Sugar” (LP, ABF, Sweden 1989/1990), Notchnoi Prospekt “Asbastos” (LP, SNC, 1992), Notchnoi Prospekt “Music For Dance” (CD, BSA, 1993), Notchnoi Prospekt “Acids” (CD, RDM, 1988/1995), Notchnoi Prospekt “Humanitarian Life” (CD, Electric records, 1985/1996), Notchnoi Prospekt “Novije Fiziki” (CD, Random music, 1987/2004), Notchnoi Prospekt “MP3 Collection 85-88” (CD, Moroz records, 2006), Notchnoi Prospekt "Asbastos" (CD, Geometry, 2008), Notchnoi Prospekt "Sugar" (CD, Geometry, 2008) Notchnoi Prospekt "Acids" (CD/DVD, Geometry, 2010)