Video Releases-Telefís-Falun Gong Dancer

Falun Gong Dancer is the third single from the forthcoming Telefís album, and one that demonstrates the genius of this very unique collaboration. In contrast with the first two releases, ‘Falun Gong Dancer’ is a particularly bleak composition, featuring a repetitive, pensive melody that glides over dissolving piano chords and the subtle hum of synth pulses. This beautiful stark song is supported by a visually stunning video by film-maker Matt Mahurin, known for his work with Peter Gabriel, U2, Tom Waits, REM, Tracy Chapman, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Telefís, (the Irish Gaelic word for Television, pronounced Tele-feesh) is a new collaboration between two acclaimed Irish iconoclasts, composer/mixer/producer Garret “Jacknife” Lee (U2, REM, Modest Mouse and many others) and singer/lyricist/composer Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions and many acclaimed solo works). With Jacknife now based in Los Angeles and Cathal based in London, the two spent 2020 trading ideas and musical files during lockdown, hatching plans for a satirical, mischievous examination of Irish history and pop culture in their lifetimes, what the two have labelled..”a corrosive nostalgia”. The result is an album entitled “a hAon” (Number One), which will be released by Dimple Discs in February 2022.

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