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Unveiling the Inspirations Behind Delone’s ‘Romanticismo Siempre’: A Deep Dive into 10 Influential Tracks.

Kono Vidovic April 28, 2024 24 4 5

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Andrés Téllez is Delone, composer, producer, and designer of sound for film and TV. He founded Riverette Records in 2014 releasing artists like Legowelt, Oskar Offermann, Minor Science, Kornel Kovacs, Jacques Renault, Tiger & Woods, HAAi and Piona. His own music went out Man Power’s ME ME ME, Turbocapitalism, Rotten City under the pseudonym Dos Attack. 


His new album ‘Romanticismo Siempre’ is out on Madrid based label Lovemonk and is a passionate journey through romanticism, electronica, ambient and psychedelia. Recorded for the most part on analog synths, the album travels through territories that border on the experimental and the dance floor, entering at times in both fields. Rich and varied analog experimentation, touching on many of the subcultures that have shaped what was once simply called ‘electronic music.’ Flashes of trip hop, new age romanticism and proto electronics are amalgamated throughout, with hints of mutant house, breakbeat, IDM, a touch of trance and other genres peripheral to the club.

1. Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op 46: II. The Death Of Aase (1875)

It’s the first record and the first piece of vinyl I can remember. When I was 6 or 7 years old I used to put it on my parents turntable with the whole Deutsch Gramophone collection… but this one in particular is my favorite one. 

2. Cluster – Hollywood / Zuckerzeit (1974)

Cluster came into my life back in my 20s. I was completely impressed by the unpredictability of their music and since then, Kraut music in general has become a key part of my life.

3. AFX – Cuckoo / Analogue Bubblebath 4 (1994) 

Aphex Twin… I would say that he was the first one that made some changes in my mind, he opened a secret door. 

I’m so lucky, I got two older brothers, so in their rooms when I was a kid I could find books by Tolkien, Lovecraft, or Frank Herbert, or records by AFX, Orbital, The Prodigy, Underworld, Sonic Youth, Pavement… it’s priceless.

4. DEUS – Gimme The Heat / In a Bar, Under The Sea (1996)

This one is significant. 1996 was a tough year for me, my father passed away that year, and this record was my best shelter.  I love how they combine romanticism and psychedelia, acid with pop/rock… still modern.

5. Radiohead – Pyramid Song / Amnesiac (2001)

Radiohead is a band that has been with me since almost the beginning of the journey. Another shelter you can always come back to. “Pyramid Song” is just one of my favorite songs, it has those Spanish piano chords that reminds me in some way of the great Isaac Albéniz, olé!

6. Sigur Rós – Untitled #8 / Popplagið (2002)

Sigur Rós, with other bands like Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky, represents for me another side of music that I love: progressive rock and post-rock. It’s incredible how they transport you to such an overwhelming trance state. 

I’ve been in Iceland, and I felt some kind of connection with that amazing and curious place, Sigur Rós music resonates different over there.

7. Massive Attack – Antistar / 100th Window (2003)

This is the first record I bought from Massive Attack, some really nice memories with my discman in the subway of Madrid.

Trip Hop is another thing I love, all that era during the 90’s mainly in Bristol with Massive Attack, Portishead or Tricky… but also in other places with Dj Shadow, Björk or Kid Koala… Mind-blowing!

8. Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic Version) (2004) 

This is one of the tracks that has impressed me the most. It has the form, texture, and sensitivity of classical music but  made with synthesizers. 

Few songs have touched me as much as this one. A very magical moment in the early 2000’s with Border Community emerging in such a powerful way.

9. Animal Collective – Brother Sport / Merryweather Post Pavilion (2009)

Paradise in my mind… Listen to their music is the best thing you can do to clear your mind. 

They’re the perfect link between advanced electronic music and classic folk, articulating a new chapter in the history of music and bringing the combination of these genres to another dimension.

10. James Holden – Seven Stars / The Inheritors (2013)

Saving the best for last! I could have made actually a top 10 list just with James Holden tracks! So difficult to pick one hahaha.

There’s no endgame for him. There’s always another secret  level to discover, one that nobody had reached before. 

Pure inspiration and nonconformity, psychedelia and glory at the same time. Everything linked with a very delicate spiritual thread. 

A few more words.

Thank you for joining us on this musical journey with Andrés Téllez, the mastermind behind Delone. If you’ve enjoyed exploring the tracks that have shaped his unique sound, make sure to experience his latest creation, ‘Romanticismo Siempre,’ available now on Lovemonk. Dive into this passionate fusion of electronica and ambient psychedelia by visiting Bandcamp to support and purchase the album. Don’t miss out on this exquisite blend of music and emotion, get your copy today!

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