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by Tundra Vole

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thomas mathie Tundra Vole is on fire once more ... an engaging release filled to the brim with life. Favorite track: Choikos.
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Arché 03:57
Turn the lights on in this place I want to see your face ‡ Vocals: Chris De Souza
Choikos 03:40
Vocals: Chris De Souza
Aischuné 04:03
Vocals: Laura Howald Bass guitar: Aaron Rathjen
Ghost town A ghost town, it's a ghost town Everybody went away Looking for a stake to claim Ghost town A ghost town, it's a ghost town Build a city and rack up debt Hold a smile until the world forgets Let's go Let's go out Let's go Let's go out to the field ‡ Vocals: Chris De Souza
Tetelestai 04:21
Vocals: Laura Howald and Chris De Souza
Prokoptó 05:04
Grace, come lead us home Tune us to your song Love, the earth will know Righting all that's wrong Picking up the pieces Pieces of this burnt out home (we carry) Carry on Carry on together Every organ and every bone Every child who's left alone There is a river We'll go together Come to the river We'll go together ‡ Sample from 'A Orillas del Mar' by Blien Vesne (from their album 'Mientras Seamos Jovenes') used with permission, courtesy of Blien Vesne. Vocals: Chris De Souza
I was lost but now I'm found Now I know the sweetest sound Father/Mother's love and hope surround Here's my home ‡ "Coda" originally written by Manders/Oram/Lucas, and recorded by Edge Kingsland. Permission granted courtesy of Edge Kingsland Music. Vocals: Krista Sundberg, Chris De Souza


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.



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Tundra Vole Wollongong, Australia

Chris De Souza is a fleshy electronic music-maker born in the Canadian Arctic, raised in the West Coast suburbs of Vancouver, and for the past decade has found himself living by the beach in Wollongong, Australia.

With a Telecaster in one hand and a Juno 106 in the other, Chris spends his days at the helm of his little studio, plunking out tunes that reflect an evolving sense of place.
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