"El otro sonido de la musica" XHTEC 94.9 FM conciencia en la radio (Monterrey,
Nuevo Leon, MEXICO)
'Anesthesia'! In my case, I suppose that I haven't played and replayed
a song so much since the Verve's 'Lucky Man' ...The disc opens with a
sort of rock that we might call good and fast, with interesting lyrics
and outstanding electric guitar (backed up by a decent rhythm section),
especially on 'Janus' and '8 Ball ...'. However, in my humble opinion,
the compositions of Leslie Dean begin to get musically interesting with
the dark, almost gothic 'Over The Sink,' when the disc takes another turnmaybe
a bit slower, but definitely more attractive (in my case), and sometimes
with psychedelic tints ('Someone Hollow Swallowed Me'). Then we arrive
at 'Anesthesia' and the sounds and rhythms are both fresh and soft, belonging
to a period before psychedelic folk-rock and totally 'indie/alternative,'
accompanied in this regard by the no-less splendid 'Blue,' with a rhythm
a la 'Tomorrow Never Knows.' This pair of tracks makes the disc a complete
'must' for anyone who enjoys good music...An excellent, polished record.
Recommended. We're waiting for follow-up material in a state of anxious
aren't aligned in their descriptions of Telto, or in comparing Telto to other
Telto is delighted by this and is keeping a list of artists referenced in its reviews:
"...their more rocking moments recall Fetchin' Bones, while Dean's passionately quirky vocal delivery hints not only at the mid-eighties 4AD stable, but also at the flat-out weirdness of Caterwaul (a band from the late '80s that I think I may have hallucinated)..."
nutshell description: Telto has found that all-important midpoint between label sampler variety and every- song-sounds-alike homogeneity; while Bugged can clearly be identified as Telto's work, there's no simple formula that can be applied to each song...favoring unpredictable minor-key melodies and post-goth psychedelic sprawl over standard pop song progression
Collected Sounds album review
"...Their sense of drama reminds me of Throwing Muses in their 80's heyday. Some of their lyrics are as weird as Kristin Hersh's were. On the folksy 'Over the Sink' Dean recalls Bettie Serveert's..."
nutshell description: Telto are a truly special band. Their brand of rock is somewhat peculiar, but powerful.
Aiding & Abetting album review
"...imagine if Don Caballero and the Cowboy Junkies got together to play Blues Traveler songs. I'm not kidding..."
nutshell description: an almost subconscious feel thing going on, something that I have to ascribe to instinct
Delusions of Adequacy
"So what does Telto sound like? The female vocals remind me a bit of Siouxsie or maybe even hints of Kristin Hersh..."
nutshell description: moody goth-rock and funky, groovy bar-rock
hEARd Magazine (Australia)
"The band play semi-punk feel songs that remind me a little of a slightly less aggressive Hole..."
nutshell description: semi-punk feel...Telto have a great style that takes many forms
Alternative Press Magazine
"...imagine if Dolly Parton were into goth and you'll get the idea..."
nutshell description: pulling in country, funk, surf and jazz influences and twisting them together
Gangreen demo review
nutshell description: raw rock songs have a taste of surf and a tinge of country, mix intelligent lyrics with excellent musicianship
BAM Magazine live
nutshell description: powerful, guitar-oriented rock that was never imitative
IMPACT Press album
"...like a higher-pitched Stevie Nicks...Alanis Morissette...The Doors..."
nutshell description: alternative rock with a little bit of an attitude
"I am going to give this record to my friend Kelly because she really likes that band Belly."
nutshell description: none
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Telto Is... : atmospheric hick goth quirk rock : female : girl : indie : guitar : Throwing Muses