THE TELESCOPES 4TH ALBUM ON CD. shape shifting audio druidry and stone age free drone repetition. mindscapes of merge and misheard whispers. death rattles pulse driven twangs and broken bones. with guest appearances from randall füxa and tony LPdA.
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the telescopes 4th album. created between 2002 & 2004 using unseen forces and home made / improvised instrumentation.
shape shifting audio druidry and stone age free drone repetition. mindscapes of merge and misheard whispers. death rattles pulse driven twangs and broken bones.
with guest appearances from randall füxa and tony LPdA.
In another universe altogether... incredible.
nathaniel cramp, NME
Sublimely present music, knowingly spontaneous.
frances may morgan, plan b magazine
RECORD OF THE DAY. Truly amazing. The perfect autumnal into winter soundtrack.
paul brownell, poptones
Creating their own language.
howard byrom, channel 4's ideas factory
This linear avante garde buzzzzzzzzzzzz is a strange, appealing din. Like Cage, Stockhausen, and Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, this is head music.
jack rabid, the big takeover
EDITORS CHOICE. An excellent and atmospheric album.
helen tipping, pennyblack music magazine
sonorous magma splashes of delicate magic.
roberto mandolini, losing today
Stunned excursions into inner space.
george parsons, dream magazine #6
A swarm of subterranean brilliance.
jennifer allan, angry ape
skif, vanity project #16
The genius of The Telescopes remains unparalleled.
scott causer, astro zombie
One of our top favourite acts. Highly recommended.
FEATURED ALBUM. Redefining what is and what isn't considered suitable listening armoury for the avid record collector.
dom gourlay, the downloader
Keeping you on the edge of your seat without ever letting things loose. a pretty nice mixture of damaged folk and gritty psych rock. 7/10.
aaron coleman, almost cool
A rather unique sound pond with heavily psyhedelic moments. always a good melody or contagious trace of rhythm.
tom wilms, gonzo / l'entrepot
A truly masterful trip into the outer reaches of music.
john s, rock-a-rolla
a magically alluring album that I can warmly recommend.
dj astro, psychotropiczone
my only regret is the record lasts a mere 50 minutes. i could bury my head in this sort of caressing fuzzy mix for much, much longer.
tom sekowski, gaz-eta
follow their trajectory today like you'd watch a comet in one of those summer nights: laying on your back with half-open eyelids and a smile, slowly rising your hand to touch the skies while being perfectly aware you can't, because that's part of the beauty.
DDN, empty fanzine
different with each new listening, a little as if it were re-recorded behind our back, every evening, but with always the same poetic load, strong. a little like the book of sand, the infinite fantasmé by borges...
as hypnotized and addictive cobras. here you have the medication for this half of decade as prescribed by the telescopes. the infinite cosmos, Lord!
wilder gonzales agreda, freakout magazine
Radio Plays: huw stephens bbc onemusic (radio1). the kosmische show (resonance104.4fm). the rachael neiman experience (radio1 student radio nominee - bailrig fm). the hungry audio show (future fm radio norwich). the independent playground usa (wwcd101.1fm). sounds of tomorrow (usa). lethal injection usa (wras atlanta). trans-atlantic underground usa (kool rock radio). shoegaze radio usa. popscene (radio bremen germany). la disco cafe society (radio 13 france). l' altraradio italy (top faves sept. 2005). le vide relatif (france). pms (radio merseyside). mundo bizarro (mexico). Sideways Through Sound Radio Sydney Australia.
released January 13, 2013
on these recordings the telescopes are..
stephen lawrie, lorin halsall, jerry hope, jo doran.
written produced and arranged by stephen lawrie