I will sound like a broken record, forever skipping and replaying the same line repeatedly. But I am going to do it nonetheless. Telefís is the subject of this musical loop tape. I have been listening to Telefís in many different ways and means. I refer to the mediums we get music in our ears, streaming, buying tracks online, records, etc.
Initially, I streamed a hAon as a four-track EP that includes the album version plus three bonus remixed versions, Dub, The Fetch Remix and the Jape Remix. I gave this EP a favourable review, and I really did enjoy the listening experience. That was on November 8, 2021.
The new year started on the right foot when Telefís and Jah Wobble released the ‘Falun Gong Dancer’ EP and new video—teasing us about the Telefís album ‘a hAon,’ which will arrive on March 4. I was close to speechless, which is not a good place to be for a music writer. Fortunately, I was able to string together some platitudes which I hoped would convey my enthusiasm for this recording, a hAon.
April 10 of this year brought us Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics. Five blistering tracks to augment a hAon and keep me glued to them. And I still don’t know what’s up with the hats, vintage mosquito nets? Good music no matter what is on the cover.
So, up to the present time, April 21, I received an album in the mail, you guessed it. Right? It is a hAon on a vinyl slab. Ain’t that a beauty?
Don’t get me wrong, I love listening to Telefís, whether it’s streaming an EP through my earbuds or streaming a whole album on Apple Music. Call me old-fashioned, but I still love to hear the way music comes at me through a record. The big speakers give the music some room to expand, breathe, and arrive at me with new energy. Gosh darn it all, I plain love listening to Telefís. Even when the lyrics don’t ring a bell, I relisten and get a bit more. Repeat. Repeat. Great music but some whacked-out lyrics that leave me wondering what that is all about. I’ll go back and listen again to see if I can sift a bit more meaning from these cryptic words.
With as many folks out there following the work of Ireland’s stellar maverick songwriter/lyricist CATHAL COUGHLAN (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions) and electronic music production JACKNIFE LEE (U2, REM, Modest Mouse, Snow Patrol, The Wombats), you should know about the latest EP from their duo TELEFIS. ‘Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics’ EP finds the duo collaborating with revered electro-pop pioneer THOMAS LEER and creating unique versions of four tracks from their recently-released ‘a hAon’ album.
Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics (Thomas Leer Remix)’ https://youtu.be/Gu6ZeN-oqEg
It just keeps coming, they are creative geniuses. I haven’t tired of their music. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Follow the links below to relish their new music, and feel free to check out their back discography. The ‘Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics‘ EP is out now digitally from such platforms as Spotify and Apple Music, and it can be ordered directly from the artist via Bandcamp.The resultant album ‘a hAon’, released by Dimple Discs on March 4, 2022.
‘Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics’ https://youtu.be/DpNVvFS9hTk
‘Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics (Thomas Leer Remix)’ https://youtu.be/Gu6ZeN-oqEg
‘a hAon’ LP order (CD and Vinyl) https://ffm.to/telefisahaon
‘a hAon’ LP order (download) https://orcd.co/telefisahaon
U.S. album order http://ffm.to/telefisusa
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