Review: The Telescopes’ album ‘Growing Eyes Becoming String’

Album Review

By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam

Review: The Telescopes – Growing Eyes Becoming String -Release date: February 9, 2024 

It just might be appropriate that the ‘new’ album by The Telescopes ‘Growing Eyes Becoming String’ is released by the Fuzz Club label. 

After all, The Telescopes are now something of veterans on the modern British psych rock scene (this being their sixteenth release) and Fuzz Club is a label that is spearheading all things modern (and not so modern) psych rock. 

Yet, why mark this album as ‘new?’ Well, because it is a sort of a lost treasure, as The Telescopes recorded it back in 2013 with part of the record recorded in Berlin, Germany, and the other part in Leeds, England. 

As The Telescope founding member Stephen Lawrie notes, “The objective with both sessions was to go in blind and be entirely in the moment. There were no preconceived ideas, everything was written as it went along. Much like the drive to Berlin with almost zero visibility, we were relying on the heightened instinct of being entirely in the now.” 

And you really have to be a master of the game (music) you are playing to be able to achieve tangible results with such a concept and it turns out that this formation of The Telescopes was truly able to pull it of here and come up with seven slices of brilliant, modern psych. 

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