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The Telescopes
Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome is the 10th album by psych/space rock band The Telescopes. The band formed in 1987 and there has been a revolving cast of players, with Stephen Lawrie being the only constant member in all that time. He really is Mr. Telescope. They take their influences from bands such as 13th Floor Elevators...view item »


The Telescopes
Early Studio Recordings

Telescopic noisegazers The Telescopes are best known these days for steadily releasing ear-splitting beauties ever since breaking a decade’s silence in 2002. So just in case you’d forgotten that they have numerous releases from before then, here’s Early Studio Recordings, where you’ll fin...view item »


The Telescopes
Stone Tape

6 more tracks of distorted noise and out there shoegaze from Stephen Lawrie's now pretty legendary thirty year old project. This time it's a bunch of racket and improvisation exploring 'Stone Tape Theory whereby inanimate objects can absorb energy from living beings. 'Scuse me while I go shout at my sausages.  ...view item »


The Telescopes
The Telescopes

A classic album from The Telescopes, dating from 1992, during psychedelic shoegaze’s imperial phase. This second LP (originally released by Creation) has ‘the hits’ of the band, or at least the most immediately ear-grabbing of their gorgeously hazy tunes. The Telescopes is pressed to vinyl (for the fir...view item »
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The Telescopes
Taste

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The Telescopes
As Light Return

For the Telescopes Stephen Lawrie the familiar nostalgia circuit. He could, if wanted, get out on the road and play the shoegaze classics from the first couple of albums but no, this singular artist continues to stretch out into unknown waters. This new album features oscillating noise, feedback and out there detachment straddli...view item »


A Place To Bury Strangers / The Telescopes
Split Single No. 6

More Fuzz Club split single action, this time extolling the rather more industrial sounds to normal of A Place To Bury Strangers. Blazing, gritty stuff it is too. They are teamed up with The Telescopes, whose foreboding little cover of The Stooges pairs fabulously. 10 more inches of top action ...view item »
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The Telescopes
Untitled Second

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The Telescopes
Splashdown: The Complete Recordings 1990-1992

Early business from The Telescopes. Splashdown compiles all four of their Creation EP’s, a never-before-released theoretical fifth EP, their whole second album, some cover versions from compilations, and a previously unreleased Peel Session! Good lord! This comprehensive package can be yours for a very reasonable ...view item »


The Telescopes
Hidden Fields

The Telescopes have a rich history of walking the borderline of sheer noise and straight song-forms, never quite committing to either. Hidden Fields, their first record since 2013, finds them channelling wild drones into fairly songish songs, by their standards. A heady rush of devotional sonics, released by Tapete....view item »


The Telescopes
As Approved By...

As Approved by… The Telescopes is a compilation of The Telescopes’s less in-print works, many of them from the beginnings of their time as a band. As part of Creation’s roster in the early 90s the band mined similar shoe-space-noiserock territory to Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Va...view item »
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The Telescopes
Black Eyed Dog

Try all I might, turning this up to 11, listening on headphones, playing it backwards, at 33rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm, I can barely hear any traces of the original Nick Drake-penned ‘Black Eyed Dog’. It starts with a low ...view item »
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The Telescopes
Infinite Sun

Oooh this Telescopes 'Infinate Sun' LP on Textile should clear the cobwebs. The lineup now features Bridget Hayden who was in Vibracathedral Orchestra. This album is a fine old guitar fuzz feedback noise racket that will have hedgehogs sacrificing slugs by force feeding them beer which makes them explode like cocktail sausages. Some pretty high fre...view item »
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The Telescopes
The Singles 1989-1991

A retrospective of the The Telescopes has come out. Well it's more a comp of singles they did over a 3 year period. That's not a retrospective at all. It's a singles comp. Well a 3 year singles comp. Fuck I'm confused. It covers 1989 to 1991... basically from the Perfect Needle to Flying. Hearing this again made me realize how shit a lot of music i...view item »
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The Telescopes
Another Whip/ The Blue Shroud Of Alkatraz

The Telescopes: 'Another Whip' / 'The Blue Shroud Of Alkatraz' (Trensmat) More fuzz-drone, noise from Bridget and Stephen, almost sold out as I write, this is a limited edition 7" on blue vinyl with added bonus of a cd that contains both tracks and a quicktime movie entitled 'Phase Kenesis'. Turn the volume up on this one to reveal the la...view item »
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The Telescopes
Psychic Viewfinder

The Telescopes: "Psychic Viewfinder" Lathe cut clear vinyl 7" w/ multi-media CD thang (Trensmat). The CD includes the two versions as on the vinyl plus a quicktime film. Itchy, scratchy nails down a blackboard angst-noise-drone made up from guitar and viola. Ltd & numbered...need we say more about this group with much pedigree. 1...view item »
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The Telescopes
Night Terrors (dsm-iv axis 1:307.46)

THE TELESCOPES are back with a new single on a Irish label called Trensmat. First off the cover is really striking as its loads of skulls in a wall but you can see that if you look right up. It's an evil wall.....Very dark. Musically it's also quite dark with bits of Spacemen 3, Suicide, Fuxa and even Stereol...view item »
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Fuxa, Martin Rev, Freelovebabies, The Telescopes,
A Mind Expansion Compilation

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The Telescopes
Hungry Audio Tapes

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The Telescopes/ Lo Casta
Split

Next up is Brian Whiskey 37 which is a split between another Leeds band Lo Casta and The Telescopes. The Lo Casta track is gorgeous with a beautiful chugging beat, My Bloody Valentine esque guitar and keyboards (really does remind me of MBV), melodicas, theremins, dou...view item »
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