Point Too Far to Astronaut is a psychedelic collage of spacey samples, droning synths, hard-hitting drums, early- '60s vocal samples, pretty guitar riffs and sweet piano melodies, interwoven with surreal poetry pieces from what sounds like a lost Dictaphone. The mood of the record ranges from hallucinatory to sad and contemplative, to paranoid and angry, to good old sarcastic.
Embracing a bit of ADD, the record demonstrates tel.jim.jesus's range of ability. With its short track lengths and varying moods, the record never loses the listener's interest and at the same time maintains cohesiveness throughout. A Point Too Far to Astronaut reads like a Douglas Adams novel. The most remote destination imaginable is really only as distant as you want it to be.
One third of the restiform bodies trio and regular producer for sole, telephonejimjesus began work on a solo record with an MPC2000, an Akai S20, bass and guitar, various drum machines, synths and effects boxes. He also started compiling songs for what he initially thought would be a self-released project. Over the course of two years, he added new tracks and guests, reworked and edited old pieces; by the time it was burned on a CDR and heard by the anticon family, it was clear that it had to be released on the label.
One third of restiform bodies and a frequent collaborator with anticon's sole
Guest appearances by passage (restiform bodies) and the pedestrian
I'm Not OK
Failure to Fly
Untitled Private Landscape
The Ouroboros Tongue
Struck by Falling Object
A Blindness Falls, pt. A
A Blindness Falls, pt. B
Blue in the Face
Little Boy One Eye
Two Clasping What They Dream is One Another
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