Tenek ‎– Stateless

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TOFF0013 Tenek Stateless(CD, Album) Toffeetones TOFF0013 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TOFF0013 Tenek Stateless(CDr, Album) Toffeetones TOFF0013 UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Tenek Stateless(CDr, Promo) Not On Label none 2009 Sell This Version
none Tenek Stateless(CDr, Promo) Toffeetones none 2009 Sell This Version
884502023404 Tenek Stateless(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Toffeetones 884502023404 UK 2013
ASP0011 Tenek Stateless(13xFile, AIFF, Album, RE) Alien Six Productions ASP0011 UK 2018

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kontour2

kontour2

August 21, 2009
referencing Stateless, CD, Album, TOFF0013

This is a synth album that starts with a guitar – blasting into the albums intro of ‘Breakdown’. All the tracks on this album have great hooks and have you remembering the tune weeks afterwards. Stand out tracks on this album are ‘I Don’t Cry (For You) and ‘Submission’ which always sounds great at their live shows. The CD comes with some nice artwork and a black and white photograph of the duo performing live, which is what they do well. This is synthpop for the new millennium.
wildboar

wildboar

May 9, 2009
referencing Stateless, CD, Album, TOFF0013

I got my copy of this from Peter Steer's own hot little hand. And the bastard charged me a tenner for it. Just as well it's worth the money then. For a couple of guys who seem to spend their time worshipping at the feet of the idols that are Ultravox, Human League et al, the sound they produce is far removed from the retro/tribute synth-pop that I was expecting. "If I Should Fall" drives along so energetically that it's impossible not to sing along. Ok, so there are traces of Erasure there, but not sufficiently so for it to become a disturbing experience. This track apart it's a darker offering than I anticipated, with lyrics reminiscent of "Strange Charm"-vintage Gary Numan and plenty of guitar work. I need to hear it a few more times before it really starts to grow on me, but it's getting there.
Watch out for Peter Steer's autobiographical "I Am The Weakest Link" on the next album !