‘There is something infinite about these recordings…something
evolving within and between the intense and intrinsically beautiful musical strata.
That evolving perpetual thing can effortlessly tangle you in but it needs to feel you running through. Tlefou plants forests and fills lakes with each soundscape. The geography of the entwined field recordings allows you to at once take flight over your experience.
Tlefou expands moments, creating calligraphic musical lines.
Sounds and notes bleed into and detonate others.
There are populations of wonderful objects here, embroidered in. Textural filters fall down to close down and open micro worlds. Sharp corners are glimpsed, but sound drapery moistens and melts these away. Pearls and droplets gather and bubble, beating their emotions. Distortions are held and then simply washed away.’
Tlefou is a London based musician / visual artist working in an experimental style producing textured blurry soundscapes with fractured vocals floating between form and improvisation. Tlefou is a self-produced musician rendering hypnotic and atmospheric soundtracks, which look out with half opened eyes, between dream and reality, Lo-fi ambient wooziness, feedback drones with jagged delicacy, slabs of distortion mix with field recordings hiss, flutter and crackle.
Mark Ryan Amazing Beats presenter http://amazingradio.co.uk featured Tlefou’s track Crystal for 2 weeks as Track of the Week and said“something quite understated, low slung, ethereal certainly, quiet and beautiful'.
"One of the reasons I love to write for this site is that we can feature fringe tracks that ordinarily wouldn’t get a look in. Further exploration in Tlefou reveals more experimentation into studio sound. It makes me think of Brian Eno’s philosophy of the non-musician, using the studio as compositional tool and a means to modify the sounds of instruments. I would be interested to hear Tlefou working with a live string ensemble and manipulating the sounds in relation to the performance space. "
- Tom Robinson Fresh on the Net, BBC 6 Music (Jul 30, 2012)