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ARTIST
TITLE
Telescopeland
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NORM 031CD NORM 031CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/25/2008

This is the third full-length release by Germany's Oliver Lichtl aka Uphill Racer, a multi-instrumentalist with a 800 Mhz computer and a mic-in. A one-man singer/songwriter orchestra. Considering his multilayered music and the complexity of his arrangements, this is more than extraordinary, this is lo-fi in Cinemascope. Reviews of his previous albums often referenced Thom Yorke, Beck, Badly Drawn Boy or The Notwist. With his own very special brand of airiness, he triggers reminiscences and invites the listener on a discovery trip without even getting close to plagiarism. He has a singular gift of creating moving songs that touch deeply with a style that goes straight to the heart. Broken beats have their own space in the spheres of his pop universe. Telescopeland is melancholy in its most enchanting, consoling form, with melodies that you won't forget. And above all, there's this voice -- floating, shedding a golden light on the songs, so that they seem to be shining. The epic character of his songs, often remind of film scores and he also happens to work as a cutter for a film production studio. Besides the Flaming Lips, Aphex Twin, Elbow and many more, Jon Brion, David Torn, Yann Tiersen or Jan Kaczmarek are important influences. This is far too good to be left unheard.