Teleó ("consummation" in Ancient Greek) is a melodic take on what it means to be human.
Waking up alive on the earth
A sweet but fleeting sense of congruity
The disorientation of pain and the ways we choose to cope
And, despite everything, our shared desire to belong.
The final two tracks of Teleó bet with hope—that instead of breaking into nothingness, in the end we will find the fragments stitched together into something beautiful.
As a non-Indigenous person who’s immigrated from one colonised land to another, I’d like to acknowledge the First People whose land this music is connected to: the Wadi Wadi people of the Dharawal Nation.
Over the past 10 years of living on this land, my own perspective and spirituality have been enriched. These songs lend expression to what’s been taking shape.
I honour the elders both past and present and acknowledge their descendants who have endured dispossession and genocide, yet continue to maintain their identity and culture. I honour them by paying respect to the knowledge embedded forever in this land.
released December 10, 2015
Recorded & Mixed at Lungi Studios
Engineering by Chris De Souza
Mastering by Nathan Tiddy at The Green Room
Produced & Mixed by Chris De Souza
See track details for full credits.
All music by Chris De Souza, except:
'Coda', music by Lucas/Oram/Manders, covered with permission, courtesy of Edge Kingsland Music.
=> Hear the original: edgekingsland.bandcamp.com/track/coda
and 'Tetelestai', which features a sample from 'A Orillas del Mar' by Blien Vesne. Used with permission, courtesy of Blien Vesne. (Che, ¡Gracias!)
=> Their original: blienvesne.bandcamp.com/track/a-orillas-del-mar
Artwork by siblings Drew & Logan Commons. (What DO you know about Brooke?)
Layout design by the talented Kaylee McMillan
Huge thanks to Laura Howald and Krista Sundberg for their incredible voices, Aaron Rathjen for his bass genius, and the rest of my team for the opportunity and encouragement to make this music.
Hugest thanks to Becca and our kids for putting up with me striking while the iron was hot (a few late nights), and for going out when I needed a bit of quiet on the set.