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JONNY TELAFONE

Romeo Must Cry (Vinyl) (Reissue)

Model:
CH123LP
SKU:
675446
PLU: 819162017791

Jonny Telafone is a Canberra-expat, Melbourne-based auteur, working in a genre that could be best described as post-apocalyptic R'n'B. 'Romeo Must Cry' is Jonny's first official album, after a series of digital and cassette releases stretching back to the late 2000s.

Jonny Telafone is a Canberra-expat, Melbourne-based auteur, working in a genre that could be best described as post-apocalyptic R'n'B. 'Romeo Must Cry' is Jonny's first official album, after a series of digital and cassette releases stretching back to the late 2000s.

Format - LP
Genre - Electronic
Release Date - 06/02/15

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Jonny Telafone is a Canberra-expat, Melbourne-based auteur, working in a genre that could be best described as post-apocalyptic R'n'B. 'Romeo Must Cry' is Jonny's first official album, after a series of digital and cassette releases stretching back to the late 2000s.

This period culminated in Chapter Music's 2012 self-titlted compilation, which took the form of a four song seven inch single, accompanied by a 20 track CD career overview. 'Romeo Must Cry' is a new chapter for Jonny Telafone, his most clearly articulated vision yet. The album presents a darkly sexual near future, both disturbing and alluring. The world could end at any minute, oblivion lurks around every corner, but there are still human connections to be made amidst a gleaming metropolis.

So steamy, seductive first single "The Prayer" is contrasted against the bleak fatalism of "Inferno," the cyberpunk urgency of "Carry Me Far Away" and the disarming sweetness of "Strange World." It's an intensely personal vision, with only a handful of outside contributions. "Waking Up Crying" features a verse from rising LA rapper Bones, who featured an earlier version of the track on his 2013 mixtape 'Paid Programming,' The Ocean Party's Liam Halliwell plays guitar on the epic "Inferno," and Sam McCusker of noiseniks Orbits shreds on "Neuromancer."

From start to finish, the album is a journey from innocence, love and hope, through to steely-eyed despair. In Jonny's words, "Romeo Must Cry is a tragic pseudo-religious sci-fi epic that details the rise and fall of a lovesick hero slowly descending into madness and eventually death, Trapped in a futuristic nightmare, he loses his great love along with his mind, his life and his very soul...forever."

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
ArtistJONNY TELAFONE
LabelChapter Music
Music GenreElectronic
Music Genre PrimaryElectronic
Music Genre SecondaryAlternative

LP

  • 1. Romeo Must Cry
  • 2. The Prayer
  • 3. Carry Me Far Away
  • 4. Strange World
  • 5. Waking Up Crying (Featuring Bones)
  • 6. Without Me
  • 7. Neuromancer
  • 8. Purgatory
  • 9. The Battle
  • 10. Inferno
  • 11. Romeo Must Cry Forever
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