Telectu ‎– Telefone (Live Moscovo - Xll Festival 85)
Telectu ‎– Telefone (Live Moscovo - Xll Festival 85)
Telectu ‎– Telefone (Live Moscovo - Xll Festival 85)

Telectu ‎– Telefone (Live Moscovo - Xll Festival 85)

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Label: 3macacos ‎– TEL003
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Portugal
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental

Once inna lifetime, bridge-building artefact documenting a live performance by pioneering Portuguese avant-garde electronics duo Telectu captured at the 1985 12th World Festival in Moscow during the time of the Soviet Union.  The political goal of the festival was to show positive aspects of life in Soviet society, yet its still unclear what led to Telectu’s involvement, although the recording displays the duo’s uniquely forward thinking performance received by an enthusiastic audience.  The piece opens with woozy, pastoral, space-age electronics on ‘Musatomia 2 Scaramaga’, setting the serene scene for a suite of harder-edge but equally explorative and out-there improvisations that must have felt like they were being beamed in from outta-space for an audience tucked behind the Iron Curtain in the mid-80s.  The second half of the performance plays on more meditative themes with heaps of influence from the NYC minimalism scene that Jorge Lima Barreto spent time in the early 80’s absorbing, resulting with two pieces that are tethered to the earth by a hypnotic sustained chord with flourishes of stark piano notes and delicate, searching synth notes that sits somewhere between the drone work of Jon Gibson / Charlemagne Palestine and the mysterious sub-aquatic Italian library soundscapes by Tamponi / Tommasi / Alessandroni +++.  Handmade / hand-painted cover and inner by Portuguese visual artist António Palolo - a total one off.  Rare!! (VG+ / VG+)


A1 Musatomia 2 Scaramaga 5:00
A2 Belial Off-Off 4:00
A3 Musatomia 9 Kropotkine 4:05
A4 Musatomia 7 Bakunine 5:50
B1 Baky Pectopah 9:40
B2 Restaurante Baku 5:40