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|draft (usa) #d010 cs|
telecult powers “stars are the eyes of god” c48 cassette
- hecate’s fountain: initiation to the temple of pei
- inner spaced
- no sleep til nibiru
|july 2011 release ; ... a kind of “split tape” by two different lineups of telecult powers :: both featuring mssr.s witchbeam & matthews, albeit guided by excepter’s lala ryan on one piece (the a-side ; she’s doing her best gili smyth via deadpan exhortation & acrid, atonal echo-laden soar over the pair’s acidic constructions) & emeralds / outer space / imaginary softwoods / colored mushroom / the medicine rocks’ john elliott on the other (the b-side ; his presence really does loom large - imagine the free-tonal space of telecult’s particular wormhole-voyage undercut with john’s swooning chordal sawtooth vapor-haze - or, hell, just listen to the sound-sample) ...|
d010 :: telecult powers, stars are the eyes of god :: tape
performing with custom-built synthesizers, occult synth duo telecult powers creates abstract electronic music to explore mysteries, mystic states and magickal systems. after forming out of early collaborations between members mister matthews and witchbeam, the duo moved from cleveland to brooklyn where they continued to develop their work over the past few years. currently based in both brooklyn and new orleans , telecult powers remains an active creative force in the underground community. telecult's recorded work can be found on their own label temple of pei, as well as deception island, baked tapes, pizza night, and a few others.
telecult powers' newest release, stars are the eyes of god, enlists the help of two prolific collaborators: hecate’s fountain is telecult joined by lala ryan (of excepter) ; inner spaced is telecult and john elliott (of emeralds, outer space, and imaginary softwoods).
on side a, hecate's fountain's "initiation to the temple of pei" spins spheres of spacious textures which serve as a bed for lala ryan's tripped-out acid-tinged dadaist vocals. reminiscent of cosmic joker's gilles zeitschiff, the trio concocts the perfect blend of alchemical theatrics and kosmiche music.
on side b, inner spaced launches into "no sleep til nibiru," opening with a gushing wall of white noise that shape-shifts into an array of cyclical sounds. the three synth players craft a heavy dark-matter space, with slow, methodical pacing and intention. this tape traverses new landscapes of abstract synth and space music, as wholly engulfing side-length tracks provide an expanded telecult universe.
[c48 tape :: pro-dubbed, imprinted, edition of 200]