New Release from The Unified Theory Of Everything


Sometime in 1991, a few songs fell off the back of a truck and ended up seeping down a drain to find a comfortable place in obscurity. 30 years later, on an urban exploration trip to find sites for vacuous political graffiti, The Unified Theory Of Everything stumbled across the songs slinking in a dark corner. Slipping them into a back pocket, they were then forgotten for a few months until chancing across them while cleaning out lint from a particularly fluffed up basket of washing. Taking them out to the garage in the backyard, the songs were brought to life in true lockdown isolation style. Meticulously recorded, one instrument at a time, trying desperately to sound like a band from another time and another place, the songs have finally been given their place in the sunlight as blasts of blissful shoegaze guitardelica. 

Streaming on all streaming services. Download available for free on Bandcamp with bonus B-side.

The Unified Theory Of Everything is a side project of Adrian's.


New Release From Wednesday Night Taco Club

Now based in London, long time Telafonica collaborator/member, Stephen Fox, has a newish project, dealing in abstract sounds and noise. The third release from Wednesday Night Taco Club can be streamed or downloaded for free/pay what you like.


Telafonica & Friends Presents: Given To Me Long Ago

Yes, it does feel like Telafonica has been quiet of late. That's mostly because we have actually been pretty quiet of late - what with a worldwide pandemic, as well as the small thing of members giving birth, getting married, changing dayjobs and the like. However, no matter what the circumstances, Christmas will always get us back into gear. A bunch of different side projects have done the annual shakeout, as well as  a bunch of friends and their side projects. All together, it makes for an eclectic and decidedly non-generic blast of Christmas cheer. Stream or download for free (set the price to $0 - or make a donation if you wish). And spread the love.


Telafonica And Friends Present...


TELAFONICA16 - February

Throughout 2016, the members of Telafonica will embark on a mission of each writing and recording a new song every month. Sometimes they won't succeed, but the ones that do get recorded will be released each month. There will be no restrictions on style or form, just the freedom to try anything out as each member sees fit. They might get others in the band to help out, or get other friends to help them out, or just go it completely alone. At the end of the year, the band will look back through the collection and see what themes, both musical and lyrical, have arisen, and use these as the basis of a new album in 2017. Think of it as the box-set bonus disc of your favourite album, except you get it before you get the actual album.

The first release features two tracks which can be streamed now, or purchased from the 4-4-2 Music website.


cyclic defrost review of tales of loss in the stereo field

originally published by cyclic defrost (link here)

Telafonica – Tales of Loss in the Stereo Field (4-4-2 Music)

By Greg Stone on August 13, 2015

Sydney outfit Telafonica return after the ambitious release project of their previous album Sleeping with the Fisherman, which included 7 remix EPs (one for each album track), a series of art films, and various other extras which were compiled together in a limited edition box set with lovingly crafted handmade packaging. Following this is no mean feat but the group, ever-faithful to their craft, have once again created a stunning package for their latest album Tales of Loss in the Stereo Field, comprised of mini-zines (created by various artists), T-shirts, and personally arranged floral bouquets. This commitment to presenting their work as something more than just music is certainly admirable and lends the music an undeniable aesthetic quality.

The album itself is full of joyful, ramshackle pop, where twangy guitars and loose percussion combine with electronic flourishes set free from the rigid, grid-like structures of modern electronic music. This liberal approach melds perfectly with the effortless interplay between the 3 vocalists with the sultry tones of Eliza Vickers complemented equally by the drawl of Blake Wassell and the understated delivery of Adrian Elmer. Vickers being the most naturally gifted of the vocalists means tracks like ‘Home Song’ and lead single ‘What Remains’ are the most sleek and approachable, but the off-beat whimsy of tracks like ‘Body’ and ‘You, Me and the Missionary’ are equally charming, giving the album more depth and diversity.

The bouncy rhythm of ‘The Shape of What’s Gone’ recalls the similarly playful ‘To Me’ from their previous album and finds the group playing to their strengths with equally infectious results. ‘Dance in Tune’ comes off like a scruffy, adolescent take on a ’60s pop tune and is catchy as hell with Wassell and Elmer trading vocals like some illegitimate Lennon/McCartney offspring.

‘Spin Spin Spill Slip Slip Sing’ misses the mark slightly and seems a little out of place but aside from that the album flows quite seamlessly bookended by the aptly titled opener ‘Lullaby’ and the similarly dreamy ‘Hush, Hush My Father’.

The album is missing the darker explorations of Fisherman opener ‘Viceroy’, a side of the band I would like to hear more of but in saying that it would be in stark contrast to the album’s overall joyous mood.

Tales of Loss in the Stereo Field is fun and entertaining without being shallow or sickly sweet. A fine addition to anyone’s collection and if you’re so inclined be sure to take advantage of the beautiful physical editions.


Tales Of Loss In The Stereo Field On CD

CD edition of our new album is now available. Those who've pre-ordered will have theirs sent this week. The CD edition comes with the album and 11 mini-zines, each one created by a different artist, based on one song each from the album. As well as members of Telafonica, zines have been created by Australian radio legend, Tim Ritchie, Monique Rojas of Nothing To Something, Sam Lee, Stephen Fox, Alex Priest, Ben Vickers and Costa Kamarados. $10 plus postage.


beginning of zines

the production line has begun. zines for the vinyl copy of 'tales of loss in the stereo field'.


test pressing

test pressing of 'tales of loss in the stereo field' in translucent yellow.
pre-orders still available (though, sadly, only in black for non-test pressings!)


Home Song

The first page of the zine for 'Home Song' - stay tuned for the rest!


What Remains