|MH-295 Ennui - Telepathic Beat
Telepathic Beat is Ennui's debut for Mush and the album that should expose a wide audience to Jim Doutrich's brand of infectious synth-pop. The playfully yearning vocals, syncopated synth patterns, and distorted Euro-dance grooves bring to mind both the 80s New Wave pop explosion and the youthful nostalgia of recent releases by glo-fi re-originators. Though there is no shortage of hooks, "Circles", "Summer Of Love", and "Telepathic Beat" stand out in style and substance as roller-beats immersed in a bath of shimmering neo-shoegaze create a widescreen backdrop to act as home for brain-embedding melodies and subtly haunting lyrics. With its sun-drenched feel, the album plays as a soundtrack to a summer balancing a narcotic life in clubs with the possibilities that await when you skip work and head to the beach. Telepathic Beat is destined to be the album to reach for when you don't want to admit to yourself that summer is over.
|You can practically feel the sea breeze from here - BBC / Download it immediately, and scoop up your crush to head for the nearest body of water - Noisey Vice / With a summer soundtrack like this, we don’t want it to end either. - The Line Of Best Fit / Telepathic Beat is absolutely fantastic - Pittsburgh Music Mag
|Pittsburgh-based Ennui score with ‘Telepathic Beat’ release. Ennui’s music is infectious and complex, with layer upon layer of melodies and vocals showcasing Doutrich variety of talents. The 10-track “Telepathic Bea” marks Ennui’s Mush Records debut and figures to get the kind of push that will help ensure people hear this rock-solid record.
“Telepathic Beat” is bookended by middling tandem “Intro” and “Outro” but in between those instrumentals are gems like “Feel it,” “Summer of Love,” the title track,” “Over and Over” and “Weight of the World.” Here’s hoping Ennui get the attention the music deserves. - Pittsburgh In Tune