The TELESCOPES – ” Third Wave “

Posted: March 5, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Founded in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie, The Telescopes embody transcending expressions, creating intriguing threads connecting the audience to the divine where the listener emerges from the experience uplifted, soul wrung free of impurities. Through unorthodox methods of sonic exploration, the inexpressible becomes expressed with unexpected colours and textures, submersing the psyche and senses into intangible cosmic translucence. Highly influential and experimental, The Telescopes’ discography spans 3 decades of revolutionary inventiveness, making a flow of inspiration possessing timeless depth. Originally released in 2002 on Double Agent Records, “Third Wave” heralded the return of The Telescopes after a 10 year hiatus.

‘Third Wave’ saw The Telescopes return to the studio for the first time in a decade in 2002, and offered an exploratory take on their shoegazing space rock sound. 19 years later in 2021, Weisskalt Records are delighted to present the long awaited and oft requested Third Wave reissue featuring new album art, another testament to its long abiding resonance and relevance. To this day, The Telescopes remain an enigmatic entity, continually pushing the boundaries of sonic possibility.

Downtempo, electronic music, ambient, drone rock, jazz, and experimental rock are just a few genre labels which get thrown around when fans talk about this musical left-turn. It retains the heady psychedelia of ‘The Telescopes’ but flips the instrumentation and tone on its head to offer a unique listen.

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With Lawrie’s innovative experimentation of computer technology (contemporary at the time) amongst other influences outside of the formal music studio environment, the consequence is an album exquisitely divergent from its predecessors. 19 years later in 2021, Weisskalt Records is delighted to present the long awaited and oft requested “Third Wave” reissue featuring new album art, another testament to its long abiding resonance and relevance. To this day, The Telescopes remain an enigmatic entity, continually pushing the boundaries of sonic possibility.

Lawrie and co’s latest incarnation is a more brooding affair, mixing up drum machines, vocoders, and cellos in a decidedly 21st century manner. An odd, but by no means unwelcome, return.
david sheppard – Q magazine

a very trippy agenda. george parsons – dream magazine #3

cool, hazy hallucinations – the perfect prescription for too much life. james nelms – sonic space magazine

On limited-edition, ‘ash infused’ colour vinyl.

Released: Friday 5th March 2021

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