'Beyond the realm of natural vision'
"Every sound you ever heard was but a preliminary exercise in hearing, for the all embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes" (Melody Maker 1989)
Founded in 1987 by Stephen Telescopes. The Telescopes have been mining a uniqueanti-myopian seam of highly influential drone, noise, dream & psych for over 20 years.
"Primeval drone, rich in texture, with soaring feedback, forever spiralling outward, fractal and hypnotic - a bed of noise percolating at the edges of audition.. a very real & crazy originality that carries fat tons of wallop'. The Wire
'In another universe altogether, incredible'. NME.
A new album is scheduled for July 2013, on the Seattle based Neon Sigh label. Recorded in LA with members of Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Meek and LSD and the Search For God.
Keep a watchful ear…
“we see magic and we are neutral, unnecessary”
released 2012 on Dream Machine Records
the telescopes live in Oslo
the telescopes live in Brixton
the telescopes live at Austin Psych Fest 2012