"They are images of pain and damage overlaid with the sounds of pleasure, fragile photographs of the interiors of Soviet citizens inscribed with the music they secretly loved"
THE X-RAY AUDIO PROJECT is devoted to the underground community of music lovers and bootleggers who defied the censor in cold-war Soviet Union to make and distribute their own recordings of forbidden music.
In an era when the recording industry was ruthlessly controlled by the State, they found an incredible risky means to do so - they built their own recording machines and used repurposed X Ray plates as the base for strange beautiful discs they sold secretly.
It was an act of street enterprise. cultural resistance, technical ingenuity and human endeavour.