German producer Jonas Imbery drew our attention earlier this year under his moniker Telonius with his video for “Kiss Your Face“, a sweet slice of house music packed with a palpable disco-funk influence that keeps it fresher than your average club offering. Now the musician and Gomma label co-owner brings us our own exclusive: no less than the premiere stream of his debut album Inter Face. Not only that, but as he’s given us his own track-by-track guide through the album, so you can have a peek into what inspired each individual song. It’s all waiting for you below.
This was on the Now I Do maxi. From a production standpoint, that was the first maxi where I came relatively close to my idea for the club sound of the next maxis. Looking back, it’s almost a pity that the B side is not on the album, as it’s slightly more “edgy”.
2. “Kiss Your Face”
One of the strongest tracks on the album, in my opinion. Slightly unusual vocals, but extremely catchy. There’s a great video for it by Bureau Borsche.
3. “Old Toy”
It’s the first single release, which was really well received. You’ll also find an amazing Stefano Ritteri remix on the 12″. Vocals from Kokutekeleza (also see “I Make You Man”)
4. “I Make You Man”
The text is by the director Klaus Lemke. He made the video for the song with material from a film he made with Thomas Kretschmann just before he became a star in Hollywood. It is the title track from Lemke’s new film, which will be one of the opening films at the Venice Biennale.
With this one and the track on the other side of the Maxi OUT, I was inspired by my collaboration with the drummer from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Both tracks are very rhythm-oriented, with driving ostinato bass figures.
6. “Swimsuit” feat. Faberyayo
One of my favorite numbers on the album, with the singer of Lele. Great lyrics – not too serious and loaded with meaning, yet without being bland. The backing track came from a studio session with a few buddies.
7. “All I Need”
The vocal snippets are from Isis Salam. The track has a rather unusual buildup, but it works really well in the club.
8. “Your Dog Will Love It”
This is definitely a track where the opinions are divided. It had to be simple. I love the slogan and the strange melody. The layout was hanging around for quite a long time, but I definitely wanted to have this track on the album. It’s meant to show that sometimes it’s good to not take yourself too seriously.
9. “Last Night” (Faced Version)
Unreleased version of “Last Night”. Here again, some things were recorded live, like the bass. I like the vocals and the text very much – that’s how how I see things.
See “Control”. ~
Inter face will be available August 30th on Gomma.