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Teleclere - Affection/Defection
Artist: Teleclere
Format: Vinyl


Rel. Date: 04/21/2023
UPC: 804589493730

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1. Affection Defection
2. Steal Your Love
3. The Master Keys (Parts 1 ; 2)
4. All Things Considered (She's Not That Fine)
5. Transmitt
6. A Song for Her (Parts 1 ; 2)
7. P.M.T.N. (Pardon Me
8. Time Needed)

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Vinyl LP pressing. A central figure in Seattle's fading disco scene, radio DJ, producer, engineer, writer and multi-instrumentalist Tony Benton was the driving force behind the Seattle soul-funk sound during the late 70s & 80s. Things would really start of when Tony Benton teamed up with his group to form the avant-boogie group Teleclere who went on to release their first single in 1982 (Fantasy Love / Ultra Groove). That's when Tony started playing all of the other instruments and thus earning him the title 'multi-instrumentalist'. Teleclere was all about creating and performing original music, there was no music scene in Seattle at that time for a black artist or group who played original compositions. Through the success of their independent EP release, Teleclere followed up a year later with their Affection/Defection album which created a serious hype. The album took the scene by storm in 1983 and sounds like a sci-fi space odyssey unfolding on an intergalactic dance floor... a chopped and slapped slice of 80ies electro-funk, sensual soulful serenades, pulses of Innervisions-worthy bass, top of the line vocals and a plethora of vocoder magic.