"Welcome to the Phylogenetic Tree of Life. Welcome to the dentist’s office, to the paintings on the waiting room’s walls. Welcome to the worlds inside those paintings: the hidden surf spots, the lonely but beautiful island, the photogenic lake, the majestic barn, the huge cliff. Inside the dentist’s room, high above, numerous stickers assault you with their advertising and their quick, heedless design. Music is on. It’s not vaporwave. It’s the Jurassic predecessors of vaporwave — soft rock, smooth jazz, and New Age — shaken in a blender on a DJ’s mixing board, massaging you in their familiarity and non-becoming. Telozkope knows how to be there with you in the dentist’s room. He knows how to become the motivational painting, the tourist souvenir, the whiter-than-real smile. His world is not a plastic world, it’s a vaporized one that comes with a pause screen, a box of tissues and a subreddit. We travel, flipping through pages of this National Geographic odyssey. Follow him to the MIDI spa, if you please. There will be champagne and chocolate turtles."
"Although Telozkope has hinted at a comparatively kaleidoscopic album in the making, the music of the Manitoba-based artist has to this point become increasingly sun-kissed and benignant, what with the heterodyned sentiments of summer evening lutes, willfully antediluvian/medieval sporophytes and almost gaseous lo-freq prongs. Silica Gel, the final track of the cleverly titled 'cause easily searchable Sumpnoia Panta EP only augments this perception with its sylphlike elevator erethism: while it would be harsh to dismiss the circumambience of this bosky chaparral’s glade as muzak for lifts, it shares the quality of insouciance and carefreeness, and luckily so. There’s a striking immediacy embroidered within the synthetic chords alright, but it is the jazzy piano that fully emits and ameliorates the thermal state of affairs. A circulator of helical sunbeams and a multiplex of sound, sustain and silence, Silica Gel is not your typically enforced addendum of hastily packaged hard drive disc packages or solid state disc cardboard boxes: its braiding is eminently organic, with aureate aureoles and horticultural/hieratic hydromagnesite to cherish. It showcases Telozkope’s cathexis best, and while he has overcome Vaporwave a long time ago, whatever this means to the respective reader, I still see those archetypal diffeomorphic vestiges in his music."
Artwork by L.H.