This is [possibly] the fifth such release from the long running project by Joe Booker, who is also in psychedelic-indie stalwarts, Gintis, and follows on from 2020’s ‘The Dimensions That Separate Us.’
Joe, originally from Bodelwyddan and now based in Manchester says of the album, ‘As is customary it is about marriage, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and moving back into the childhood home you lived in for twenty years. Topped with a spicy sprinkling of out-of-body experiences and lamentations over the woeful battle against our perpetual animalism… of course.’
‘Skin And Eyes’ is a continuing delve into the often bizarre and colourful world of Telefair, where nothing quite sits comfortably. Yes, the music is twee in a quirky Moshi Moshi way, but the melodiously rich lyrical content can leave you occasionally ill at ease, even if you are smirking at the same time.
Musically, as always nodding towards Joe’s input with Gintis and a strange hint of 10CC, Supertramp and Sweet Baboo, Telefair acts as an unruly child with a high IQ to the more mature output of those around him.