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Third Wave

by The Telescopes

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    "Originally released in 2002 on Double Agent Records, Third Wave heralded the return of The Telescopes after a 10 year hiatus. With Lawrie’s innovative experimentation of computer technology (contemporary at the time) amongst other influences outside of the formal music studio environment, the consequence is an album exquisitely divergent from its predecessors.

    19 years later in 2021, Weisskalt Records are delighted to present the long awaited and oft requested Third Wave reissue featuring new album art, another testament to its long abiding resonance and relevance. To this day, The Telescopes remain an enigmatic entity, continually pushing the boundaries of sonic possibility."


    "Third Wave saw the iconic Space Rock of The Telescopes revived for a third studio album in 2002. The aptly titled 'Third Wave' embraced ambience and texture to create a sound world that was simultaneously becalming and disorientating. The album marks The Telescopes as a house of many rooms, pushing the boundaries of sonic possibilities. Full-on head music with a hallucinogenic agenda." (Norman Records)

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winter#2 03:57


i was amazed that they were still practicing their mysterious art, because i thought they'd given up a long time ago, but on the evidence of this, i'm glad they haven't.
john peel - radio1

this is a pleasantly creepy, frankly wonderful little album. ...a very cool, enjoyably moody surprise.
jon darnielle - magnet usa

Lawrie and co's latest incarnation is a more brooding affair, mixing up drum machines, vocoders, and cellos in a decidedly 21st century manner. An odd, but by no means unwelcome, return.
david sheppard - Q magazine

a very trippy agenda.
george parsons - dream magazine #3

cool, hazy hallucinations - the perfect prescription for too much life.
james nelms - sonic space magazine

from shoegazers to sonic architects.
shane quentin - the garden of earthly delights

the electronic space to experiment and the interstellar space to dream.
jimmy possession - robots and electronic brains

unique, laid-back, beautiful and chaotic by equal measures, and for music that was so obviously a serious labor to put together, it all sounds amazingly fluid and natural.
Pitchfork score 8.3


released March 5, 2021

Produced & engineered by Stephen Lawrie & Angus Wallace.
Recorded at Far Heath Studios, The Space Station and Wired studios.
Mixed at Far Heath by Angus Wallace.
Drawings by George Lawrie.
All songs written by Stephen Lawrie.
Copyright Control 2001.
Thanks to Peter Green.
℗ The Telescopes
© Weisskalt Records 2021

Originally released on Double Agent Records in 2002



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