Album Review: Bugged by Telto

Album Name: Bugged
Artist: Telto
Year/Label: 2000 / D2 records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Telto are a truly special band. Their brand of rock is somewhat peculiar, but powerful. Singer Leslie Dean has a really strong voice and knows how to use it.

Telto go from the storming “8 Ball in Your Fruit Ball” to the quiet “Blue” without losing the plot once.

Their sense of drama reminds me of the 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 Carol Van Dijk.

The gently rolling “Anesthesia” shows the bands skill at creating unsettling moods.

Telto pull out all the stops for the grand finale “Touch”. It becomes a genuine epic with Dean showing off her spectacular voice for all its worth. Now that’s how you end an album.

Posted on June 11, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Janus
2. 8 Ball in Your Fruit Bowl
3. Over the Sink
4. Buttonholes
5. Someone Hollow Swallowed Me
6. White Door Slam
7. Anesthesia
8. Blue
9. Dog Eyes
10. Laceration
11. Touch

[Telto Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars Comment: I’ve only had the pleasure of listening to the track “Touch”, but I can say that the way Leslie Dean manipulates the raw mood is without a doubt a pure joy! Very strong, mystical kind of song! Would love to hear more from them. Good luck to them! John C
John C on Friday, October 14, 2005

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