Telefon Tel Aviv and Loraine James at Gretchen / Tuesday, 26.11.2019
A solid double bill of electronica at Gretchen this November with Telefon Tel Aviv celebrating his new album ‘Dreams Are Not Enough’ on Ghostly and Hyperdub newcomer Loraine James supporting.
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: Dreams Are Not Enough.
Loraine James was enticed into the world of music making through her mother, who would go from playing the steel pans to blaring out music ranging from Metallica to Calypso. Having grown up in Enfield, London, she credits the multiculturalism in the city for “broadening my mind and ears”, having listened to jazz, electronica, uk drill and grime, and the results of this exposure can be heard on For You And I.
Telefon Tel Aviv and Loraine James LIVE
Tuesday, 26th November 2019 | 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Photo © Corinne Schoavone