The fifth full-length Telamor CD!
About Telamor, Tom says, "While I've had years of experience performing live, I'm not interested in being famous. With Telamor I try to keep a very low profile. I'm just trying to make a small contribution to the great tradition of pop rock music. My influences range from Robert Johnson to The Weeknd. If you listen closely, in between you'll hear Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, the Stones, David Bowie, the New York Dolls, Nirvana, even Taylor Swift--pretty much anyone who wrote a great song and sang it with conviction.
"Working with Warren Babson is a great privilege. Basically, it's my job to deliver to Warren a big box of parts. It's his job to take the parts that he wants and assemble them into a great track. We aim to make classic three-minute pop songs that hit you in the gut and reach you emotionally. My lyrics are simple and direct, just like my guitar riffs and our beats.
"While the songs are simple, the recordings can be quite complex, with a full band sound including multiple guitars, piano, background vocals, percussion, plus the bass and drums. It's all played live in the studio--no sampling or quantizing. If you listen carefully you might hear slight fluctuations in tempo in various instruments. That's because we're going for that live band sound, not a processed synthetic sound. Telamor means real rock and real emotion."
REVIEW by Beachsloth, November 22, 2016:
Sung with passion and an anxiety reminiscent of the Talking Heads, Telamor’s “Good Bad Love” is a pure joy. The jerky rhythms, the 70s and 80s alt rock stylings, everything simply works. By far the heart of the album is the Tom Hauck’s clever, concise lyricism. Possessing a poetic quality to it the songs simply unfurl in a dazzling display. These songs are imbued with memorable melodies, outstanding rhythms, and an overall classic sound. “Good Bad Love” is best taken in for the way the songs interact is rather gorgeous. Pacing is done with the utmost of care, as Telamor goes from a full-on driving rhythm to dreamier textures.
“My Baby” starts the album off on a high note, as the way the song builds itself up is deeply satisfying. Mellowed to its core is the moody “Count the Days”. A playful sensibility defines the contradictory emotions of “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party”. Easily the best song on the album is the title track “Good Bad Love”. Telamor’s voice is commanding as the song veers from full-on blast of sound to the spacy, contemplative moments. Delicate arrangements define the light on its feet spirit of “You Still Stand”. A spirited cover comes on “Human Performance” where Telamor does great work doing Parquet Courts true justice. Bringing the album to a satisfying conclusion is hope of “Hey Mr. White”.
Telamor’s “Good Bad Love” is an album that simply stuns with its earnest, raw, intimate feeling.
REVIEW by Peter Zezas, WMSC 90.3 FM, November 15, 2016: "The cover of this album looks like someone took a picture of Charlie Sheen in his 30s and then overlaid it with a 90s filter. Track 2 is interesting to say the least. This album gives me a sort of solo rock artist feel. This is definitely road trip kind of music that you sing to whether its corny or not – you sing with all your friends while cruising down the highway in mid-July. This is definitely a unique album and is incomparable to anything of my knowledge."
released November 1, 2016
Tom Hauck: Songs, vocals, guitars, bass, piano, drums.
Warren Babson: Bass and drum programming on "You Still Stand."
Tony Goddess: Trippin' guitar on "Nobody Really Cares if You Don't Go to the Party."
Produced by Tom Hauck and Warren Babson at Bang A Song, Gloucester, MA USA.
Mixed by Warren Babson.
CD sequencing by Tony Goddess.
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