ORGAN THING: Cult Belgium synth pop legends Telex have shared a previously unreleased piece of music ahead of the release of This is Telex…

Organ Thing of The Day, it goes on, or off, ‘The Beat Goes On/Off’ by Telex. Taken from ‘This is Telex’, out 30 April on Mute. This is Telex is a brand new compilation of classic material that has been remastered and newly mixed and alive with rare things found in corners of studios and such, the beat does in deed go on

Telex have shared their previously unreleased take on Sonny & Cher’s 60s hit, ‘The Beat Goes On’. The track, here renamed ‘The Beat Goes On/Off’ was recently discovered when Telex were compiling the first release in an ongoing partnership with Mute, This is Telex, a brand new 14-track compilation – out on 30 April 2021.

This is Telex features singles from across the Belgian synthpop trio’s career, from their debut single, ‘Twist à Saint Tropez’ in 1978 through to their final album release, How Do You Dance? in 2006. Tracks on the compilation are newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, these new mixes often involved subtracting from, rather than adding to, the original multi-track recordings. “We simplify,” explains Lacksman. “We take away, to create something more efficient, more Telex.”

There’s a great version of Dear Prudence on there, we covered that a few weeks back, here’s the Bandcamp,


ORGAN THING: Telex have released their kaleidoscopic synthpop take on The Beatles’ 1968 track, Dear Prudence, see and hear it right here…

ORGAN THING: Mute Records have announced a new partnership with cult Belgian synthpop trio Telex. Oh and a bit of Manuel Göttsching while we’re here…

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