Telefon Tel Aviv ‎– Map Of What Is Effortless

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HEFTY042 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(CD, Album) Hefty Records HEFTY042 US 2004 Sell This Version
HEFTY 042 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(2x12", Album, Gat) Hefty Records HEFTY 042 US 2004 Sell This Version
VICP-62748 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(CD, Album) Victor VICP-62748 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HEFTY42 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(CD, Album, Promo) Hefty Records HEFTY42 US 2004 Sell This Version
GI293, GI 293DIG1 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Ghostly International, Ghostly International GI293, GI 293DIG1 US 2014
GI293, GI 293DIG1 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Ghostly International, Ghostly International GI293, GI 293DIG1 US 2017
ARTPL-090 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(CD, Album) Plancha, Ghostly International ARTPL-090 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
HEFTY042 Telefon Tel Aviv Map Of What Is Effortless(CD, Album, RP) Hefty Records HEFTY042 US Unknown Sell This Version

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brianwould

brianwould

November 17, 2018
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042

I love this album so sad and interesting. When is this going to be re released? On a nice honey coloured vinyl perhaps ..and with extras please !
scoundrel

scoundrel

June 18, 2018
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, CD, Album, HEFTY042

Telefon Tel Aviv’s second album, MAP OF WHAT IS EFFORTLESS, sees them going bigger, starting off with the orchestral density of “When It Happens It Moves All by Itself,” though their rhythmic intensity hasn’t abated in the least. Vocal textures also make an appearance, hinting at the addition of lyrics that will come on “I Lied.” The hip-hop attitude of “My Week Beats Your Year” feels somewhat out of place, but the blissfulness of “Bubble and Spike” brings things back into the atmosphere. The orchestral strings drench the title track, before a hint of R&B slides onto the vocals of “Nothing is Worth Losing That” and a rough industrial quality permeates “What It Is Without the Hand that Wields It.” But the gentleness once again returns for the heart-monitor steadiness of “What It Was Will Never Again” before an electric guitar slams its way onto the track. The guitar stays more acoustic on the closer, “At the Edge of the World You Will Still Float,” though it doesn’t stay lonely for long. While not as sublime as their debut, it’s still a beautiful album.
brettpanzer

brettpanzer

September 30, 2017
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
can you believe i found this in 2013 for $15 in mint condition and didn't buy it? went back the next day and it was of course gone.
seaeye

seaeye

April 14, 2017
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
"What It Is Without The Hand..." blows my mind every f*ng time.
widbnetwork

widbnetwork

March 27, 2017
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
This ain't "glitch pop" (except "My Week Beats Your Year") but it is Glitch. A tremendous sophomore release from this incredible duo.
SoundInBetween

SoundInBetween

February 5, 2016
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042

FYI those buying the 2 x LP, I believe copies also originally included a translucent sleeve with the artist name and album title in white script on the front. When you're buying might want to ask if that's also included.. (I didn't know it was)
mundayschild

mundayschild

June 24, 2015
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
The double vinyl pressing of this is fantastic quality.
Hard to get in NM condition though...
Bankheadpsc

Bankheadpsc

July 11, 2013
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
It saddens me to see one of the best songs cut from the LP (Sound In A Dark Room)

Otherwise, I would spring for the 50 bucks.
asmadeus

asmadeus

February 15, 2004
referencing Map Of What Is Effortless, 2x12", Album, Gat, HEFTY 042
An interesting progression for Telefon Tel Aviv, who took it to the next level by spicing their already brilliant IDM cuts with vocals by Linsday Anderson (who worked sooo amazingly in "Sound In A Dark Room" on "Immediate Action #8"), and Damon Aaron (who previously worked with I-Wolf). It is a beautiful album, that easily loops from the end back to the beginning with melodies stuck in ones head for days on end...