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


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

Singles & EPs

Telefon Tel Aviv Immediate Action #8 (EP, Maxi) Hefty Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Telefon Tel Aviv My Week Beats Your Year Hefty Records US 2004 Sell This Version
Telefon Tel Aviv You Are The Worst Thing In The World (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) BPitch Control Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Telefon Tel Aviv Immolate Yourself Remixes (Single) BPitch Control Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Telefon Tel Aviv The Birds (EP) BPitch Control 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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March 15, 2017
edited 4 months ago
It's a damn shame that Joshua Eustis continues to parade around under the moniker Telefon Tel Aviv. Unfortunately his career as an electronic musician was at its peak and actually relevant during his time with Charlie Cooper and the work that survives of that time is really all that matters at this point. Having spent my time, efforts, and money to catch this man parade around Los Angeles using this moniker Telefon Tel Aviv I will no longer support him by seeing him live and feel so compelled as to write this. Joshua Eustis is a 'has been' and at this point in his career as a musician should stop using the TTA name and furthermore putting it to shame and creating an embarrassment of what was once great. His musical style is now a heavily depressed dark and industrial techno worthy of solely cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol abuse. Just to give an idea of the atrocities I have seen; once I saw Eustis headline an all night party, having brought a new piece of Traktor gear and he actually forgot his music. Not only did he forget his music which he notified his girlfriend and laughed about but he then paraded on stage to loop and repeat the same 3 techno tracks left on his computer. What it was will never again. If that isn't calling it, I don't know what is. And rereleasing Fahrenheit Fair Enough and telling the 'Discogs price gougers to go step on Legos' ... come on man, if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black.


July 24, 2011
edited over 5 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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