Sister Zephyr

by Telafonica

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    Inspired by Australia's awesome community radio networks, Telafonica are having a supporter drive. But, instead of asking for your support via money, we're asking for your e-mail address. This means we can keep you informed about our comings and goings, gigs, new releases etc.
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    In return, you get a download of our new EP, four tracks (plus a radio edit of one of them) of indie-electronic goodness, clocking in at 35 minutes worth of music.
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    As well as the regular audio, we've also included some enhanced visual versions of the tracks. These consist of custom artwork and lyrics for each track which appear on the screen of your digital music player as you listen. Think of them as a new media half-way house between video clips and the liner notes on traditional physical releases.
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This is the time to cry When the darkness is at the window When the breathing is slow When the breathing is slow And the time hovers over your head This is the time to cry When your heart has slipped down to the floor When the sleeping is over When the sleeping is over And you know you can't stay in your bed This is the time to weep When the morning moves past you When light cannot touch you When light cannot touch you And the words that you hear don't make sense This is the time to weep When the darkness comes back through your door When the striving is over When the striving is over And you know you must sleep once again She has forgotten herself She has forgotten herself She holds His eyes and His heart He still remembers her name
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Today the sun is higher The sky is a deeper blue Your head isn't where it should be It's in your heart It's in your heart You don't own these streets anymore You no longer fit inside This is not your key This is not your door Today the wind blows further The seas is a warmer green Your heart isn't where you left it It's in your mouth It's in your sleeve You don't play this part anymore You no longer speak those words This is not your line This is not your song Today the world is larger The earth is deep and warm Your heart is where it will be It's in his arms It is his hope You will find your own streets very soon You will find the words to use This will be your key This will be your door Sister you've awoken love
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The liquid (fact) The literary (fact) The literal (fact) Fact (fact) The liquid (real) The literary (real) The literal (real) Real (real) Is not (truth) The liquid (truth) The literary (truth) The literal (truth) It's just not And that's the way it is Not a simple head but a simple heart
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This is the time to cry When the darkness is at the window When the breathing is slow When the breathing is slow And the time hovers over your head This is the time to cry When your heart has slipped down to the floor When the sleeping is over When the sleeping is over And you know you can't stay in your bed This is the time to weep When the morning moves past you When light cannot touch you When light cannot touch you And the words that you hear don't make sense This is the time to weep When the darkness comes back through your door When the striving is over When the striving is over And you know you must sleep once again She has forgotten herself She has forgotten herself She holds His eyes and His heart He still remembers her name

about

All music by Telafonica
All lyrics by Rebecca Elmer
Performed and produced by Telafonica
Cello on 'Sister Zephyr' performed by Alex Priest
Extra backing vocals on 'Ask Me' by Æowyn Elmer and Imojjen Elmer
Mastered by Adrian Elmer @ Orange & Blue
Artwork by Adrian Elmer for Boom Blip Blip

Enhanced Visuals
Created by Adrian Elmer for Boom Blip Blip
Additional photography for 'Sister You Have' by Rebecca Elmer
Artwork for 'Ask Me' created by Emma Sanchez

On these recordings, Telafonica is...
Cherry Cooper (Sister Zephyr)
Adrian Elmer
Rebecca Elmer
Eliza Vickers
Blake Wassell


www.telafonica.com
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credits

released October 28, 2013

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The music on the EP sees a sleeker electronic focus return to the Telafonica sound palette. Inspired by some of the usual suspects – Underworld, LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, Ricardo Villalobos – the tracks are all sprawling, growing electronic impulses overlaid with earworm vocal melodies and lyrics exploring the nature of human existence.

Title track, 'Sister Zephyr', has been a live staple for some time now and was originally developed alongside the tracks from Telafonica's 2011 album – Sleeping With The Fishermen. It didn't quite fit with the sonics of the rest of the tracks at the time, however, so the recording was put to the side and returned to this year where it has been given its own life. Written in response to a loved one having a serious brain haemorrhage, it searches for joy and comfort within pain.

'Sister You Have' was largely written by Rebecca as a gift for fellow band member Ellie when the latter announced she would be getting married in late 2012. It's flowing melodies and building harmonies a euphoric celebration.

'Ask Me' is a song snippet embedded in an insistent dancefloor groove, turning itself into abstract contortions as it grows.

And, finally, 'The Thickness Of White' is a leftover instrumental track created by Adrian and Blake back in 2009 which has never found a home to fit elsewhere, even though it was loved enough to be tried out in all Telafonica releases since then. Finally, it has somewhere to sit comfortably and so can now meander moodily to its own heart's content.

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