Boomkat Product Review:
Staggering new album from Josh Eustis’ Telefon Tel Aviv, ten years on from ‘Immolate Yourself’ with a heart-wrung episode injecting introspective synth pop and ambient post-rock soul into keening, minimalist frameworks patently nodding to Mark Fell, Gábor Lázár and Vladislav Delay, and warmly comparable with Thom Yorke’s solo work.
"The return of storied Southern Gothic electronic entity Telefon Tel Aviv is as unexpected as it is impressive. Their three influential albums of the 2000’s—Fahrenheit Fair Enough, Map Of What Is Effortless, and Immolate Yourself—charted an increasingly turbulent and textured vision of post-IDM synthetic songcraft, until the sudden passing of founding member Charlie Cooper in 2009 ceased the project, presumably forever.
During the decade since, co-founder Josh Eustis has performed with, produced, mixed, and mastered countless artists, from high-profile institutions (Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Apparat) to underground fixtures (Belong, Vatican Shadow, Drab Majesty, Tropic Of Cancer), in addition to his own solo and collaborative work in Sons Of Magdalene and Second Woman. But years of reflection and processing gradually seeded in him a desire to revive TTA and venture a fourth full-length, in the spirit of what they started."