||This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. (December 2007)|
Making music on the fringe since the underground movement ignited in Russia in the beginning 1980s, Alexei Borisov has developed an impressively diverse body of work as a member of NIGHT PROSPEKT, F.R.U.I.T.S. and VOLGA, among many other projects.
Born in Moscow on December 7, 1960, Alexei Borisov graduated the Moscow State University where he had studied History and Arts. His controversial performing career (as a guitarist) began in the CENTER new-wave group, in 1980. Next year, he formed the PROSPEKT mod-band. And re-loaded it in 1985 as the shifting NIGHT PROSPEKT with then-partner Ivan Sokolovsky. After the actual dissolution of the band in the beginning 1990s, he surfaced then in the "noise reconstruction and techno acoustics" duo F.R.U.I.T.S. with Pavel Zhagun (also known as PIEZO) and in various short-lived art/noise/industrial acts like JOINT COMMITTEE, ATOMIC BISQUIT ORCHESTRA and SEVER.
Being left with little possibility of finding a label to fund and promote his most radical projects, Alexei Borisov with his old-associate, an experimental Finnish sound-sculptor Anton Nikkila established in 2000 their own N&B Research Digest label.
Among other Borisovs' collaborations are the joint projects with the performance-group "North" (Russia), KK Null (Japan), Jeffrey Surak (USA), Leif Ellgren (Sweden). Borisov also collaborates with the video-artist Roman Anikushin, multimedia-artists Aristarh Chernishev and Vladislav Efimov and also with Olga Subbotina, Moscow theatre director. Lately Borisov prefers solo music career. He also works as a DJ in clubs and on radio and contributed as a journalist to some Russian ("Bulldozer", "Ptjuch", "Fuzz", "Downtown", "man'Music", etc.) and foreign ("B'Mag", "Technikart") magazines and newspapers.
He is portrayed in the 2013 music documentary Elektro Moskva.
- "Before the Evroremont" on N&B Research Digest (2002)
- "Polished Surface of a Table" on Electroshock Records (2004)
- "Typical Human Beings" on N&B Research Digest (2004)
- "Where Are They Now" on N&B Research Digest (2007)
- "Elektrokooperativ" on Industrial Culture Records/Art Liberation (2010)
- Compilation appearances
- http://www.elektromoskva.com/english Music documentary Elektro Moskva