The new Telekinesis album Dormarion will be released next week, and you can check out a full album stream now ahead of its release. It's a great indie pop offering from Michael Benjamin Lerner, who uses the name Telekinesis as the moniker for the musical project. He released the video for “Ghosts and Creatures” last week.
The album is streaming in its entirety over at NPR Music, who said "With its 12 songs jammed into an airtight 35 minutes, Dormarion (out April 2) expands Telekinesis' palette to encompass the ominous — if ultimately agreeable — buzz of "Ghosts and Creatures," but every second of the record is as marvelous as it is meticulous. The effect is one of likability wielded as a weapon; a charm offensive that's unrelenting, but never suffocating in its desire to get everything right."
Self-described as a minimalist, Telekinesis has a sort of indie pop-leaning sound with some similarity to the Elephant 6 Collective bands. His self-titled debut album on Merge Records was produced by Chris Walla. He wrote the music for Dormarion last year in both the San Juan Islands and Seattle before heading over to Austin for the end run.
The inspiration for the album title came from where he recorded it -- at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's studio in Austin, TX. It's called Public Hi-Fi, and it resides at none other than a road named Dormarion Lane. Lerner dug the name and went so far as to Google it. Only the street name came up as a result.
“It’s a beautiful-sounding word, and if you Google it, nothing but this one tiny street comes up. No origin, no description. I can’t tell you what the word means. It’s like something from Lost,” said Lerner.
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Recording Label: Merge Records
Media type: NPR Music
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