Dormarion (Bonus Track Version) by Telekinesis on Apple Music

14 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dormarion hits multiple sweet spots. There’s dirty, distorted indie rock (“Empathetic People,” “Dark to Light”), turbo-charged power pop (“Little Hill,” ”Power Lines”), and even dance excursions à la Hot Chip (“Ever True,” “Ghosts and Creatures”). That Telekinesis—a.k.a. Seattle auteur Michael Benjamin Lerner—fits these disparate sounds into the soul-satisfying puzzle of Dormarion is a testament to his mastery. When the distortion clouds disappear on the acoustic “Symphony,” superb songwriting shines brightly.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dormarion hits multiple sweet spots. There’s dirty, distorted indie rock (“Empathetic People,” “Dark to Light”), turbo-charged power pop (“Little Hill,” ”Power Lines”), and even dance excursions à la Hot Chip (“Ever True,” “Ghosts and Creatures”). That Telekinesis—a.k.a. Seattle auteur Michael Benjamin Lerner—fits these disparate sounds into the soul-satisfying puzzle of Dormarion is a testament to his mastery. When the distortion clouds disappear on the acoustic “Symphony,” superb songwriting shines brightly.

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About Telekinesis

Telekinesis is the songwriting vehicle of Michael Benjamin Lerner, whose music splits the difference between summery indie rock and buoyant power pop. Based in Seattle, Washington, Lerner handled most of the instrumental duties on his band's debut, Telekinesis!, which was produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and released in spring 2009. Telekinesis then launched a tour in support of the record, with auxiliary members Chris Staples, David Broecker, and Jonie Broecker filling out the lineup. On the 2010 EP Parallel Seismic Conspiracies, Lerner took over production duties but for his next full LP, 12 Desperate Straight Lines, he was back to working with Walla. For the tour that accompanied the release, Lerner formed a new band with Jason Narducy on bass and Cody Votolato on guitar. Lerner's third outing under the Telekinesis moniker, 2013's Dormarion, found the one-man band enlisting the help of Spoon drummer/producer Jim Eno. Lerner spent the next two years immersing himself in the world of vintage synths and keyboards in anticipation of the band's retro synth pop-heavy fourth studio album, Ad Infinitum, which dropped in September 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Seattle, WA
  • FORMED
    2008

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