Telefon Tel Aviv

Telefon Tel Aviv

Formed in 1999 in New Orleans, Telefon Tel Aviv eventually got signed to Chicago's Hefty Records and released their acclaimed debut album in the fall of 2001. Other side projects include the score for the 2001 film New Port South. Their second album, "Map Of What Is Effortless", came out in January 2004.
Charlie Cooper passed away on January 22nd 2009.

Telefon Tel Aviv Discography


HEFTY 035 Telefon Tel Aviv Fahrenheit Fair Enough (Album) Hefty Records HEFTY 035 US 2001 Sell This Version
HEFTY 042 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless (Album) Hefty Records HEFTY 042 US 2004 Sell This Version
BPC 188 LP Telefon Tel Aviv Immolate Yourself (Album) BPitch Control BPC 188 LP Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HEFTY 041 Telefon Tel Aviv Immediate Action #8 (EP, Maxi) Hefty Records HEFTY 041 US 2002 Sell This Version
HEFTYWHITE004 Telefon Tel Aviv My Week Beats Your Year Hefty Records HEFTYWHITE004 US 2004 Sell This Version
BPC190 Telefon Tel Aviv You Are The Worst Thing In The World (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) BPitch Control BPC190 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
BPC207 Telefon Tel Aviv Immolate Yourself Remixes (Single) BPitch Control BPC207 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BPC247 Telefon Tel Aviv The Birds (EP) BPitch Control BPC247 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
telefon1 Bebel Gilberto vs Telefon Tel Aviv Bebel Gilberto vs Telefon Tel Aviv - All Around (Remix) / O Caminho(7", Promo) Ziriguiboom telefon1 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version


HEFTY061 Telefon Tel Aviv Remixes Compiled(CD, Comp) Hefty Records HEFTY061 US 2007 Sell This Version

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July 24, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
Telefon Tel Aviv are a prime example of a group who have built up a numerically modest but stunning catalog; one that is all too often overlooked in the wake of their more prolific and less perfectionistic peers. Although this is music that could only exist in the age of bedroom production, Cooper and Eustis' compositions and arrangements transcend the tech-obsessed paradigms of the 'IDM' scene. The dizzying flurry of edits are offset by a pure, unfettered sense of melody and emotional catharsis. Their previous album, 'Immolate Yourself', took a step back from digital micromanagement in favor of looser, analog-tinged arrangements. In so doing they created the best album of their career thus far and one of the best albums of the last 10 years in this listener's opinion. It is achingly tragic that Charles Cooper died not only because he was an incredible producer, but a wonderfully deep and multifaceted individual as well. It would have been very gratifying to see how the aesthetic sense honed on 'Immolate...' could've been developed further between the duo; hopefully Joshua Eustis can continue alone on a trail blazed by the two of them.


May 26, 2010
Rest in peace Charles Cooper, TTA were one of the best electronic teams in recent history.

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