Alexei Borisov's performing career (as a guitarist) began in the Center new-wave group, in 1980. Next year, he formed the Prospekt mod-band (with Dmitry Matsenov), and re-modeled it in 1985 as the shifting Notchnoi Prospekt with then-partner Ivan Sokolovsky.
After the 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/impro acts like Joint Committee, Atomic Bisquit Orchestra, New Russian Alternative. He and his previous associate, the experimental Finnish sound-sculptor and journalist Anton Nikkila, established in 2000 their own N&B Research Digest label.