Burton-on-Trent's purveyors of experimental noise The Telescopes release thir fourth album, simply entitled #4, through their own Antenna label on 12th September.
Featuring guest appearances from Randall Nieman of Füxa and Tony Woodall of Los Planetos Del Agua, #4 is said to contain everything from "creaky wicker folk chant to extreme white noise terror seasoned from live performances dated between 2002 & 2004 using unseen forces and homemade/improvised instrumentation."
Its full tracklisting reads:
'The Hypnotic Pulse Of The Motor Driven'
'On A Dead Man's Bones By The Light Of The Moon, Skeleton's Dance A Demon Dance Of The Doomed.'
'All The Leaves'
'A Measure Of Inbalance'
'Fear The Eye Became The Tone'
Following the album, the band also intend to release a second EP for Hungry Audio records and a live Telescopes acoustic EP for Double Agent records, featuring a video by Dan Hopkins with new and exclusive versions of material old and new.
The Fourier Transform label plan to release a recording of the band's Audioscope festival performance from 2004, where the Telescopes finished their set by drilling through guitar pickups. The release is a split 10" single with Vibracathedral Orchestra's performance at the same festival. All proceeds from the release will go to Shelter.
The Telescopes then hit the road for their biggest tour in over a decade where they will be joined by Füxa and Sonic Boom. Confirmed dates are as follows with more to be added soon:
26th Southampton Joiners [Telescopes only]
27th Brighton (venue TBC)
29th Bristol The Croft
30th Oxford The Wheatsheaf
1st Norwich Ferryboat
2nd Nottingham Social
3rd Wrexham Yales
4th Sheffield Boardwalk
5th Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
7th London The Marquee (Club AC30)
In other Telescopes-related news, Antenna Records are putting out the first ever UK release from French minimalist 'orchestra non orchestra' O, an enigmatic duo inspired by archeology, plastic arts and poetry. O are said to "speak an abstract language through the medium of acoustic guitars, electricity, distorted child's flute, bells, and concrete, numeric noises." The album, entitled Numero 0, is out on September 5th.