Telephones Vibe Telemetry
Norwegian Disco don Telephones’ debut album is a record brimming with colour, warmth and life. Released on Gerd Janson’s acclaimed Running Back imprint, Vibe Telemetry finds the Bergen producer, who has previously released standout Disco-flecked EPs for Sex Tags UFO, Full Pupp, Running Back and Love on the Rocks, in a jubilant mood. From the drifting ambience of its opener to the oddball synth and shimmering Disco that unfurls after it, it is an eclectic and far-flung concoction of sounds and styles that have influenced Telephones’ entire life. It feels like Telephones’ love letter to his home nation’s music scene, especially the glittering Disco movement of the early 2000s.
Expertly crafting a heady mix of New York Disco, Italo House, groovy Techno, slow burning House, groove-laden Funk and early ’90s Techno, the record has a constantly shuffling vivacity. The entire record has an emotional warmth, garnered through rich layers of organic sounds, drifting melodies, stretched pads and fizzing synths. The way he moves through the varying styles, tempos and moods so effortlessly and seamlessly imbibes the record with a sun-warmed gracefulness. Its atmosphere is highly magnetic, pulling you deeper into Telephones’ beautiful, almost tropical soundscape. Bringing his vast experience into the fold for this beguiling record, Vibe Telemetry is a highly accomplished debut that delights from start to finish.
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