Cosmic Dawn presents: Telstar Sound Drone + Ouzo Bazooka
Telstar Sound Drone
Telstar Sound Drone was formed in 2007 as an artist collective working with media such as sound and video. The first project was to add sounds to old educational movies, playing along with the projections, but the project soon turned into a band and settled with the name The Telstar Sound Drone. The band recorded a self-titled EP that led to a show at Roskilde Festival in 2009, and a deal with Bad Afro. The latter resulted in the ”Mirror Pieces” 7” in spring 2011 and now the full lenght LP ”Comedown” which is laced with feedback-ridden psychelic rock as well as slow heavy psych.
It has taken some time for the band to finally get Comedown finished which is partly due to fact that the three members (Hans Beck, Mads Saaby and Sean Jardenbæk) have worked hard to refine and develop their sound, but also because Hans and Mads plays in Baby Woodrose and have been touring Europe a lot for the past couple of years.
Live, Telstar Sound Drone also consists of Hobbitten on guitar (On trial, Dragontears) and Christian Norup on bass (Highway Child, Bite the Bullet). Telstar Sound Drone released their debut album on Bad Afro June 3th, 2013 on LP and download. The album was recorded during 2012 with the help of Hobbitten (Guitar), Christian Norup (Bass) and Kåre Joensen (Bass/Baby Woodrose). The single Satellited was released on April 8th as the first single and video from Comedown.
Ouzo Bazooka represents everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv; Cultural coexistence, vigorous creation and an always happening urban scene. Drawing influences from this local melting pot and exotic Middle Eastern feel, along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf – Ouzo Bazooka’s sound is a dizzying concoction of east meets west that will send Hell's Angels dancing on table-tops, breaking plates, grinning stupidly and ending up on the floor in a group-hug-pile-up.
Leader of the pack Uri Brauner Kinrot, a prolific singer-songwriter has established himself as a major name in the local and global music scene. He had trekked his unique sound to far corners of the universe, rocking out the biggest and most important international music festivals and clubs. He has played, recorded, toured and helped shape the influential sounds of big names such as Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, New York City’s punk heroes Firewater and the Macedonian-Romani brass band Kocani Orkestar. Uri is also the leader of the chartsuccessful Mediterranean surf band Boom Pam, who's currently collaborating with Turkish psychedelic-folk legend Selda Bagcan.
After roaming the globe, Uri felt the urge to pursue earlier influences that had always echoed in the back of his mind. He returned to the sounds and artists that shaped him since his teens; Cream’s fuzzed British Invasion, Link Wray’s Surfed-up style and The Sonics’ soulful garage feel. The fresh new formula worked, and a true and original sound was revealed. Uri’s kaleidoscopic vision exemplifies good ol’ Rock n’ Roll with an oriental tinge, which is undoubtedly heard in his latest endeavour, Ouzo Bazooka.