Nothing Ventured/An Invitation is Telafonica's first vinyl release. The 7" single comes in a hand screenprinted sleeve and has hand screenprinted labels.
Nothing Ventured is a lo-fi half-time groove pop song, while An Invitation uses scratchy atmospheres, tin-foils scrunching and hand bells.
The release is a lathe cut vinyl by Peter King in New Zealand.
Byron Coley reviewed the single as follows in Wire magazine :
"Lathe cut single by a Sydney based quartet (or trio) whose numbers have a tendency to float off to the UK. The A side is a nicely wound, abstract combination of strings and laptop, a bit in the style of some old Keith Fullerton Whitman performances. But there are soft arcs of moany vocals in spots that give it a very different feel from anything Hrvatski ever did. The flip has a twinkle-pop take on bedroom Kevin Ayers moves. Which is a surprise. And a good one."
Immediate download of both tracks in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire comes is available as soon as you order the 7" single. ...