Telefon Tel AvivFahrenheit Fair Enough

Label:Hefty Records – HEFTY 35
CD, HDCD, Album
Style:Leftfield, IDM, Experimental, Ambient


1Fahrenheit Fair Enough6:40
3Lotus Above Water3:33
4John Thomas On The Inside Is Nothing But Foam
Drums [Additional], Acoustic GuitarAlfredo Nogueira
5Life Is All About Taking Things In And Putting Things Out4:45
6Your Face Reminds Me Of When I Was Old6:55
7What's The Use Of Feet If You Haven't Got Legs?4:15
8Introductory Nomenclature4:38
9Fahrenheit Far Away1:22

Companies, etc.



Thank you very much: The Eustis and Cooper families, John, James, Ruta, Turk Dietrich, Alfredo Nogueira, Tommy Deville(figer), Allen Jaeger, Brett Calzada, Mike Kennedy, Ann and Vivian Liu (Ching ni bahn mahng?), Kynt Bryan, Steve Hakel, Marc Paradis, Larry Jordan, Juli Vizza, Butler's Black Pearl Lounge, Bill Noll @ Neoview, Zach Corbell, William Gilbert, Jay Abbott, Anthony DelRosario, Chris Kirsch, Josh Kay, Nicole Elmer, Earl Scioneaux, Danny, Trent, Nigel and all @ Nothing, Pete Lazonby, Ron Snyder, Twine, Cathy Jo Burks, the Vega and Gemay crews, Mary Lou Bensabat.

Thank you Genevieve and Francesco for being so supportive.

Watercolors courtesy of Francesco Clemente and the Guggenheim Museum NY.
traycard_watercolors adayar XXI ©1985.
interior_watercolors adayar LXVIII ©1985.
Photographed by Dorothy Zeidman ©2000.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 608401003523
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WWW.CDFORGE.COM HEFTY35
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WWW.CDFORGE.COM HEFTY35 377412 D2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L765
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LM26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 6RB5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI KN04

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Fahrenheit Fair Enough (LP, Album)Hefty RecordsHEFTY 035US2001
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Fahrenheit Fair Enough (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Remastered)Hefty RecordsHEFTY 035US2004
New Submission
Fahrenheit Fair Enough (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Sky Blue And White)Ghostly InternationalGI-272 LPUS2016
New Submission
Fahrenheit Fair Enough (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold)Ghostly InternationalGI-272 LPUS2016
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Fahrenheit Fair Enough (CD, Album, Enhanced, Reissue)PlanchaARTPL-083Japan2016


  • DonChirashi's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    Can we talk about how this is 20 years old and still sounds cleaner & more original than 90% of electronic music today. This album is from the future.
    • e.vondran's avatar
      A beautiful and delightful album. Listen to it at any volume, it makes perfect sense.
      • scoundrel's avatar
        Telefon Tel Aviv's debut album, FAHRENHEIT FAIR ENOUGH, effortlessly straddled the worlds of IDM and post-rock, blissing out with the gorgeous title track that takes a melody and augments it with percussion that's frenetic but not overwhelming and some processed guitar that subtly blends in. The soft woodwinds and burbling rhythms of “TTV” soon fade into the watery strums of “Lotus Above Water.” But when the dreamy guitars of “John Thomas on the Inside is Nothing But Foam” come in, they send the listener on a gentle cruise along a starlit highway. The guitar also takes center stage on the spare “Life is All About Taking Things in and Putting Things Out,” while the minimalism takes a more abstract form at the start of “Your Face Reminds Me of When I Was Old” before softly coalescing around a melody. A more archaic sound sweeps onto “What’s the Use of Feet If You Haven’t Got Legs?” to contrast the more chaotic rhythm clattering beneath as it settles, momentarily, on a jazz bass. Finally, “Fahrenheit Far Away” closes the album on a simple, lo-fi piano melody. A sublime debut.
        • saidanddone's avatar
          I need to vent. This album is on a whole other planet at 33 RPM. I'm sorry, but it's better. There is so much detail missed at the actual intended speed- It's quite baffling to me. WARNING: If you listen at 33 RPM, you will be amazed to the point of almost being disappointed with the original track. SERIOUSLY.
          • Gift79's avatar
            is there a sky blue reissue that is 45rpm and one that is not? I'm confused by the two sky blue vinyl listings here
            • frozentransit's avatar
              sky blue pre orders can still be found at fatbeats
              • worldcapsized's avatar
                Repress coming out on Ghostly Intl this year...
                ya ya ya !!!
                • mundayschild's avatar
                  Stick with the heavyweight 2004 double 45rpm vinyl of this, the single vinyl LP version doesn't sound nearly as good.
                  • Bankheadpsc's avatar
                    This HDCD is completely out of this world.

                    Every single bloop, pop and twirl is heard with warm bass and a resounding "hell yeah!" from your speakers.

                    Turn your subwoofer on, your lights off and turn this up. This is a record that is worth owning on HDCD.

                    • synctank's avatar
                      At last the full-length Telefon album has arrived and it is everything I had hoped for and more. In between scoring the film 'New Port South' for John and James Hughes, Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis managed to crank out this fantastic blend of complex electronica and acoustic mellowness that proved to be sheer music to my ears. The album starts with the title track 'Fahrenheit Fair Enough', a mid-tempo excursion of lovely harmonies, warm tones, and a seemingly endless stream of rapidly spitting blips and bleeps. Excellent panning techniques and expert pattern fusions add to the professional sound and production present throughout this release, maintaining tight control and refreshing consistency. 'TTV' brings the tempo a little lower, with more addictive blips and bleeps, timely moments of glitch, and gentle, balmy tones. 'Lotus Above Water' starts out low with a leisurely melody and perfectly builds an embracing envelope of electronic creaks, reverberating guitars strums, and light beats. Very beautiful. 'John Thomas on the Inside is Nothing but Foam' gets down to some of TTA's acoustic talents, with pattering drums, snare retorts, bass guitar, and ample changes in the subtle electronic make-up of the track. It's obvious that Josh and Charles spent a great deal of time and effort to make this album virtually perfect, for there isn't even the slightest blemish throughout the entire release. Savath + Savalas and Lusine icl come to mind at this point, however I'm reluctant to make those comparisons for this album certainly has a personality all its own. 'Life is All About Taking Things In and Putting Things Out' is a slow piano number, very effectively adding a fleeting mood of melancholy to the album. 'Your Face Reminds Me of When I was Old' develops slowly, with a variety of sounds and effects sprinkling the backdrop of a translucent current of mellow tones and a struggling beat. The song builds gradually, allowing pending patterns to take shape as simple melodies inject a mysterious persona into the mix. 'What's the Use of Feet if You Haven't Got Legs?' utilizes smearing bleeps and panning glitch, with sharp, broken beats and a video game soundtrack circling the measured harmonies as they unfold. Delicious creaks ignite new sounds, projecting them back from the surface patterns as echoing clacks and clicks retort their approval. A combination of claps, snares, cymbals, cowbells, and stuttering beats float throughout 'Introductory Nomenclature' while a spacey indistinct loop lingers behind warm bass movements and glitchy reversal effects. 'Fahrenheit Fair Away' levels off the album with a minimal beat/cymbal combination led by a simple piano loop ultimately fading out to the conclusion of this wonderful masterpiece. The high accessibility factors present throughout this release and the fond return to a more electronic sound makes this an excellent addition to the Hefty catalog. Despite the disappointingly short length of this release (41 minutes to be precise), it would be difficult for me to recall a more perfect album this year. Cooper and Eustis have produced a smooth and dreamy collection of aural artwork, meant to be considered intently and absorbed abundantly. With a brilliant combination of complex but mature electronic elements, tinged with a subtle jazzy/lounge flavor, Cooper and Eustis manage to arrange all these ingredients perfectly into a highly enjoyable and richly rewarding creation. There are so many appealing elements on 'Fahrenheit Fair Enough', it's difficult to describe them adequately in words, however I would find it hard to imagine anyone being disappointed by this magnificent album.



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