In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records.
The X-Ray Audio Project tells their story.
EXPLORE our online archive with images and sounds of Bone Records, read our BONE BLOG and check out our Films, News, upcoming Events and see images of our EXHIBITION which has been travelling the world for the last three years
WATCH THE TRAILER of our award winning documentary ROENTGENIZDAT featuring interviews with Soviet x-ray bootleggers and archive cold war era footage.
READ THE BOOK 'X-RAY AUDIO - The Strange Story of Soviet Music On the Bone', a gorgeous labour of love, with over 40 extraordinary images of Bone records, essays and interviews, telling the secret history of these ghostly records and of the people who made, bought and sold them. Available from the usual online outlets or order our special edition and signed copies HERE