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A central figure in Seattle’s fading disco scene, KUBE radio jock and multi-instrumentalist Tony Benton teamed up with Eddie Roberts, Bernard Thomas, and Thaddeus Turner to form the avant-boogie group Teleclere. Affection/Defection emerged in 1983 as a sci-fi space odyssey unfolding on an intergalactic dance floor. Teleclere’s lone LP is a chopped and slapped slice of ‘80s electro-funk, complete with sensual serenades, pulses of Innervisions-worthy bass, and a plethora of vocoder magic.

Track List

  1. Teleclere Affection/Defection
  2. Teleclere Steal Your Love
  3. Teleclere The Master Key (Parts 1 & 2)
  4. Teleclere All Things Considered (She's Not That Fine)
  5. Teleclere Transmitt
  6. Teleclere A Song For Her (Parts 1 & 2)
  7. Teleclere P.M.T.N. (Pardon Me, Time Needed)