Title:

Fantasy Love EP

Artist: Teleclere · Tony Benton
Label: Fantasy Love
Release: 2019

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Artist

Teleclere · Tony Benton

Label

Fantasy Love

Release Date

2019

Catalog

FL006

Additional information

Weight 0.280 kg
Format

UK12"

State

Artist

Teleclere · Tony Benton

Label

Fantasy Love

Release Date

2019

Catalog

FL006

Description

Tony Benton was the driving force behind the Seattle sound during the late 70s & 80s and formed his group Teleclere, who went on to release their first single in 1982, Fantasy Love / Ultra Groove. Through the success of their independant release, Teleclere followed up a year later with their Affection/Defection album. The group disbanded shortly after and now, 36 years later we have the pleasure to announce the Tony Benton & Teleclere – Fantasy Love EP.

The tracks have been sitting on DAT tapes until early 2018 and this release is the first step to reviving their iconic sound via an initial 5 track steppers EP. 4 tracks are previously unreleased and haven’t been heard since they were recorded back in the early 80s.

A few words from Tony Benton…

“The Fantasy Love EP documents music from the early stages of my career that I recored when I 19-24 years old. 1979- 1984. My goal was to try and create music. Hopefully people would listen and like it. If not, I still enjoyed creating, playing multiple instuments and expressing, writing, arranging and producing. After not having major success. In particular black radio never seemed to dig my music. Interestingly, white audiences did. At the time that was dissapointing. I stopped writing. I didnt touch an instrument for 30 years. I didnt even mention being a musician as part of my history. I became a radio personality, among other things. It’s pretty incredible that there is interest in music that I created 30-35 years ago. Not surprising that its happening in Europe where there is more acceptance of music broadly and less expectation about how you should sound as a black artist. The whole music career was a past I had left behind… never did I think it would be resurrected!”

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