Boring & Weird Historical Music (2LP)
'One of those slightly obscure figures who has helped British music move along more than most people will probably ever know.' - The Guardian
South London avant-garde producer, and long time High Focus collobator, Telemachus, is set to release 'Boring & Weird Historical Music' on the 22nd of May 2020.
Counting Trip-Hop, Ambient, West African High Life, Dancehall, Jungle, Folk and Film Soundtracks as his influences, there is something for everyone on this creative masterpiece.Predominantly instrumental but does have a handful of collaborations with vocalists Killa P, Jerome Thomas, RHI, Penelope Oddity and Chris Belson. ‘I Am Delicious And Cute. So I Will Go Buy Again’ is a meditative journey upriver, whilst ‘Wickedest Ting’ completely flips the switch with a dancehall barrage from Killa P. Another highlight is the apocalyptic jazz of ‘Greed’ which features the remarkable neo-soul vocals of Jerome Thomas.
During times of such uncertainty, music and its healing properties have become even more vital. ‘Boring & Weird Historical Music’ is a calming, curative and monumental 15 track journey through the mind of the enigma that is Telemachus. As he himself puts it: ‘the album certainly rewards a thorough and engrossed listen, but equally the general atmosphere is pleasant enough to play for your auntie when she comes for tea.’
This limited edition double LP comes in a premium gatefold sleeve, with exclusive artwork as well as the the story of 'Uncle Som', a peculiar parable, upon which the album is based around
Limited to 300 copies.
1. Ungraceful Piano Sequence 06:36
2. Beaten Gold 04:47
3. If You Look At Your Face, You Will Know What It Is 04:36
4. You Wanted A Handful Of Sardines, Did You Not? 04:05
5. Greed Feat. Jerome Thomas 04:10
6. Distaster Enabled Vending Machines 04:18
7. A Drizzle Of Vague Compliments 04:38
8. Wickedest Ting Feat. Killa P 04:14
9. Caroline What Is Wrong With You 05:00
10. Trying To Be True To Vetruvius 04:46
11. By The Moon Feat. RHI 03:22
12. Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury 03:08
13. I Am Delicious And Cute. So I Will Buy Again 04:25
14. Battle Sequence 03:10
15. Fools Gold Feat. Chris Belson