Mikko Saarela & Organ: ‘Kundi Meikkaa’ (1981)
Kraftwerk: ‘Pocket Calculator’ - live on Italian TV (1981)
Klaus Schulze, 1981.
Synths will get you through times of no furniture better than furniture will get you through times of no synths.
Zodiac: ‘Zodiac’ (1980)
In the late 1970s in the students’ club of the State Conservatory of Latvia (then still a part of USSR) Janis Lusens launched a rock-group called Zodiac (Zodiak, Russian: Зодиа́к, Latvian: Zodiaks), almost exclusively concentrating upon studio work. Disco Alliance was their first record in 1980 and turned out to be a block-buster on the Soviet stage. The band was extremely popular in the USSR and has been credited by critics as the Soviet answer to the French band Space who were popular at the time. (Source: YouTube, Discogs)
Scenes from the Russian sci-fi film Cherez ternii k zvyozdam / Через тернии к звёздам (“Humanoid Woman, To The Stars By Hard Ways” a.k.a. Per Aspera, Ad Astra a.k.a. Through The Thorns To The Stars a.k.a. Humanoid Woman). USSR 1981. By director Richard Viktorov.
Jimi Sumén: ‘Chain Party’ (1981)
Stressi: ‘Labyrintti’ (“Labyrinth”, 1981)