Friday, September 14, 2007

Telepherique - Slowmotion

from Vital Weekly # 582:

Telepherique is a German trio of Klaus, Danijela and Rene Jochim from Würzburg. Their releases came to us on labels as Ant-Zen and Old Europa Cafe and many take the form of a collaboration, such as with Ulf Harr, Echart Seilacher, Harry Luftl, Stefan Au and Stefan Alt. That is important to Telepherique as they are also politically inclined.
'This CD is dedicated to all the people who try to simplify their life in modern times, marked with materialism, business, stress an sickness.
Like said, it's hard to tell where this album is to be placed in the extensive Telepherique discography, but it is safe to say that 'Slowmotion' is well chosen title: the music is mostly ambient in approach, with long washes of synths, but it's never the big A ambient.
Telepherique also uses rhythm, a lot of it, but it's a slow pulse, whenever it is used. Not exactly dance music, but a sort of driving pulse, a heart beat if you want, or the steady bump of a train ride. You watch outside and the landscape slowly changes, with altering colors and sceneries. The rhythms have a sense of tribalism, which is not far away from some of the mechanical beats of Muslimgauze.
Excellent production of music that is best heard when traveling. Leave what you are doing behind and start a journey with this as its soundtrack.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Force Of Nature Productions
Cat. #: fon 08
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Untitled (5:10)
02 - Untitled (7:27)
03 - Untitled (7:18)
04 - Untitled (6:47)
05 - Untitled (6:05)
06 - Untitled (7:05)
07 - Untitled (5:15)
08 - Untitled (24:59)

Force Of Nature Productions

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