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Melodiya

Also spelled “Melodia” or “Melodija”. The government-run label from the USSR, all kinds of music released, mostly own russian productions but also licensed copies from other labels. Some of the licensed western records are just classy for the fact that names translated to cyrillic letters look awesome. There is some information on Wikipedia.

VA – Beloved Irkutsk. The Middle of The Earth

Melodiya, USSR, 1986
Okay, this record is a bit of a mystery to me. First of all I can’t understand much of russian language. I had it in school for a few years but forgot almost everything about it. I still can read kyrillic letters though, and I know that “300 let” means “300 years”, But [...]

Zodiac – Disco Alliance

Melodiya, USSR, 1980
Tracklist :
A1 – Zodiaks – 5:12 (snippet)
A2 – Pacific – 3:52
A3 – Provincials disko – 4:18
B1 – Polo – 3:17 (snippet)
B2 – Miraza – 4:02
B3 – Rokz uz leduz – 2:42
B4 – Alianse – 3:41
(play all tracks)
Janis Lusens (ARP Omni, ARP Odissey, Celesta), Zane Griva (piano, ARP Omni, vocals), Andris Silis (guitar), Ainars [...]