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The Telephones — Prosaic Turbulence
(Bandcamp Billywitch B1008, 2022, LP / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2022-08-07

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Prosaic turbulence you say.  What does that mean? Dull and uninteresting chaotic changes in pressure? Or is it The Telephones’ new album that took four years to make? Hailing from Derby, The Telephones are a five-piece jangle pop psych band who play an aggressive shimmering neo-psych pop groove with influences spanning both sides of the Atlantic: The Byrds, Love, The Doors, Neil Young, CSN&Y,  Syd Barrett, early Pink Floyd, The Kinks, The Who, and The Beatles. Rickenbacker guitars figure prominently along side some tasty slide guitar and country rock across the eight songs. The album’s high point is the title track that closes the album with its vocal harmonies, slide guitar, slight gothic western vibe, and obscure lyric “Prosaic turbulence will stop my soul from burning.” The album is not dull, as implied by the title. Recommended for fans of neo-jangle pop psych.

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